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1986 Pontiac Parisienne Brougham 8Cyl5.0L - Engine
What do the terms A(DIN) & CCA mean with a 12-volt battery test?
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  • Spoon Sports
    Spoon Sports 6/14/2011
    Device Identification Number, DIN standard for automobile electric terminal numbers, standardizing almost every contact in an automobile with a number code.

    CCA, CA, AH and RC. What are these all about? These are the standards that most battery companies use to rate the output and capacity of a battery.

    Cold cranking amps (CCA) is a measurement of the number of amps a battery can deliver at 0 ° F for 30 seconds and not drop below 7.2 volts. So a high CCA battery rating is especially important in starting battery applications, and in cold weather.This measurement is not particularly important in Deep cycle batteries, though it is the most commonly 'known' battery measurement.
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  • yboy82
    yboy82 6/14/2011
    CCA means cold cranking amps and DIN means deutsche industrie normen (German industrial standards).
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