BCI Battery Group Size Chart

odyssey 31m pc2150 300pxKnowing exact BCI group battery size helps finding new battery replacement, however, knowing just BCI group size is often not enough.

Batteries also differ by their:

- purpose: starting, dual-purpose, deep cycle,

- cell type: AGM, gel cell, flooded cell,

- chemistry: lead-acid, NiCd, NiMH, lithium, etc.

Other important information include details like terminals number, type and orientation, battery maintenance, housing material etc.

Knowing all these information significantly helps finding proper battery replacement.

Most common battery groups and their dimensions in inches and centimeters are:

Group Size LxWxH (inches) LxWxH (cm)
Group 24 Batteries 10.25 x 6.8125 x 8.875 26 x 17.3 x 22.5
Group 27 Batteries 12.0625 x 6.8125 x 8.875 30.6 x 17.3 x 22.5
Group 31 Batteries 13 x 6.8125 x 9.4375 33 x 17.3 x 24
Group 34 Batteries 10.25 x 6.8125 x 7.875 26 x 17.3 x 20
Group 35 Batteries 9.0625 x 6.875 x 8.875 23 x 17.5 x 22.5
Group 51 and 51R Batteries 9.374 x 5.0625 x 8.8125 23.8 x 12.9 x 22.3
Group 65 Batteries 12.0625 x 7.5 x 7.5625 30.6 x 19 x 19.2
78 10.25 x 7.0625 x 7.6875 26 x 17.9 x 19.6

When replacing old battery with the new one, be sure that the new one is of the same chemistry like old one (or it is verified 'drop-in-replacement' battery) and that it has the same or better electrical features.

The following BCI battery group size chart lists most common BCI battery sizes.

Note: we have really tried to verify information provided in this table, but there are no warranties of any kind. Also, for the full list of motorcycle and similar batteries, please check our Powersports, ATV, and Motorcycle Battery Cross Reference Chart page.

BCI Group Size L (mm) W (mm) H (mm) L (inches) W (inches) H (inches) Amazon Search
21 208 173 222 8 3/16 6 13/16 8 3/4 Group 21 Battery
21R 208 173 222 8 3/16 6 13/16 8 3/4 Group 21R Battery
22F 241 175 211 9 1/2 6 7/8 8 5/16 Group 22F Battery
22HF 241 175 229 9 1/2 6 7/8 9 Group 22HF Battery
22NF 240 140 227 9 7/16 5 1/2 8 15/16 Group 22NF Battery
22R 229 175 211 9 6 7/8 8 5/16 Group 22R Battery
Group 24 Batteries 260 173 225 10 1/4 6 13/16 8 7/8 Group 24 Battery
24F 273 173 229 10 3/4 6 13/16 9 Group 24F Battery
24H 260 173 238 10 1/4 6 13/16 9 3/8 Group 24H Battery
24R 260 173 229 10 1/4 6 13/16 9 Group 24R Battery
24T 260 173 248 10 1/4 6 13/16 9 3/4 Group 24T Battery
25 230 175 225 9 1/16 6 7/8 8 7/8 Group 25 Battery
26 208 173 197 8 3/16 6 13/16 7 3/4 Group 26 Battery
26R 208 173 197 8 3/16 6 13/16 7 3/4 Group 26R Battery
Group 27 Battery 306 173 225 12 1/16 6 13/16 8 7/8 Group 27 Battery
27F 318 173 227 12 1/2 6 13/16 8 15/16 Group 27F Battery
27H 298 173 235 11 3/4 6 13/16 9 1/4 Group 27H Battery
29NF 330 140 227 13 5 1/2 8 15/16 Group 29NF Battery
33 338 173 238 13 5/16 6 13/16 9 3/8 Group 33 Battery
Group 34 Battery 260 173 200 10 1/4 6 13/16 7 7/8 Group 34 Battery
Group 34R Battery 260 173 200 10 1/4 6 13/16 7 7/8 Group 34R Battery
Group 35 Battery 230 175 225 9 1/16 6 7/8 8 7/8 Group 35 Battery
36R 263 183 206 10 3/8 7 1/4 8 1/8 Group 36R Battery
40R 277 175 175 10 15/16 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 40R Battery
41 293 175 175 11 3/16 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 41 Battery
42 243 173 173 9 5/16 6 13/16 6 13/16 Group 42 Battery
43 334 175 205 13 1/8 6 7/8 8 1/16 Group 43 Battery
45 240 140 227 9 7/16 5 1/2 8 15/16 Group 45 Battery
46 273 173 229 10 3/4 6 13/16 9 Group 46 Battery
47 246 175 190 9 11/16 6 7/8 7 1/2 Group 47 Battery
48 306 175 192 12 1/16 6 7/8 7 9/16 Group 48 Battery
49 381 175 192 15 6 7/8 7 3/16 Group 49 Battery
50 343 127 254 13 1/2 5 10 Group 50 Battery
Group 51 Batteries 238 129 223 9 3/8 5 1/16 8 13/16 Group 51 Battery
Group 51R Batteries 238 129 223 9 3/8 5 1/16 8 13/16 Group 51R Battery
52 186 147 210 7 5/16 5 13/16 8 1/4 Group 52 Battery
53 330 119 210 13 4 11/16 8 1/4 Group 53 Battery
54 186 154 212 7 5/16 6 1/16 8 3/8 Group 54 Battery
55 218 154 212 8 5/8 6 1/16 8 3/8 Group 55 Battery
56 254 154 212 10 6 1/16 8 3/8 Group 56 Battery
57 205 183 177 8 1/16 7 3/16 6 15/16 Group 57 Battery
58 255 183 177 10 1/16 7 3/16 6 15/16 Group 58 Battery
58R 255 183 177 10 1/16 7 3/16 6 15/16 Group 58R Battery
59 255 193 196 10 1/16 7 5/8 7 3/4 Group 59 Battery
60 332 160 225 13 1/16 6 5/16 8 7/8 Group 60 Battery
61 192 162 225 7 9/16 6 3/8 8 7/8 Group 61 Battery
62 225 162 225 8 7/8 6 3/8 8 7/8 Group 62 Battery
63 258 162 225 10 3/16 6 3/8 8 7/8 Group 63 Battery
64 296 162 225 11 11/16 6 3/8 8 7/8 Group 64 Battery
Group 65 Batteries 306 190 192 12 1/16 7 1/2 7 9/16 Group 65 Battery
70 208 179 196 8 3/16 7 1/16 7 11/16 Group 70 Battery
71 208 179 216 8 3/16 7 1/16 8 1/2 Group 71 Battery
72 230 179 210 9 1/16 7 1/16 8 1/4 Group 72 Battery
73 230 179 216 9 1/16 7 1/16 8 1/2 Group 73 Battery
74 260 184 222 10 1/4 7 1/4 8 3/4 Group 74 Battery
75 230 179 196 9 1/16 7 1/16 7 11/16 Group 75 Battery
76 334 179 216 13 1/8 7 1/16 8 1/2 Group 76 Battery
78 260 179 196 10 1/4 7 1/16 7 11/16 Group 78 Battery
85 230 173 203 9 1/16 6 13/16 8 Group 85 Battery
86 230 173 203 9 1/16 6 13/16 8 Group 86 Battery
90 246 175 175 9 11/16 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 90 Battery
91 280 175 175 11 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 91 Battery
92 317 175 175 12 1/2 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 92 Battery
93 354 175 175 15 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 93 Battery
Group 94R Batteries 315 175 190 12 3/8 6 7/8 7 1/2 Group 94R Battery
95R 394 175 190 15 9/16 6 7/8 7 1/2 Group 95R Battery
96R 242 173 175 9 9/16 6 13/16 6 7/8 Group 96R Battery
97R 252 175 190 9 15/16 6 7/8 7 1/2 Group 97R Battery
98R 283 175 190 11 3/16 6 7/8 7 1/2 Group 98R Battery
99 207 175 175 8 1/8 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 99 Battery
99R 210 175 175 8 1/4 6 7/8 6 7/8 Group 99R Battery
100 260 179 188 10 1/4 7 1/16 7 3/8 Group 100 Battery
101 260 179 170 10 1/4 7 1/16 6 11/16 Group 101 Battery
121R 208 177 215 8 1/4 7 8 1/2 Group 121R Battery
124 265 175 214 10 7/16 6 7/8 8 7/16 Group 124 Battery
124R 262 177 218 10 3/8 7 8 5/16 Group 124R Battery
151R 188 125 225 7 3/8 4 15/16 8 7/8 Group 151R Battery
Passenger Car and Light Commercial 6 V Batteries (3 Cells)
1 232 181 238 9 1/8 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 1 Battery
2 264 181 238 10 3/8 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 2 Battery
2E 492 105 232 19 7/16 4 1/8 9 1/8 Group 2E Battery
2N 254 141 227 10 5 9/16 8 15/16 Group 2N Battery
17HF 187 175 229 7 3/8 6 7/8 9 Group 17HF Battery
19L 216 178 191 8 1/2 7 7 1/2 Group 19L Battery
Heavy Duty Commercial and Special Tractor 12 V Batteries (6 Cells)
3EE 491 111 225 19 5/16 4 3/8 8 7/8 Group 3EE Battery
3ET 491 111 249 19 5/16 4 3/8 9 13/16 Group 3ET Battery
4D 527 222 250 20 3/4 8 3/4 9 7/8 Group 4D Battery
4DLT 508 208 202 20 8 3/16 7 15/16 Group 4DLT Battery
6D 527 254 260 20 3/4 10 10 1/4 Group 6D Battery
Group 8D Batteries 527 283 250 20 3/4 11 1/8 9 7/8 Group 8D Battery
12T 179 177 202 7 1/16 6 15/16 7 15/16 Group 12T Battery
28 261 173 240 10 5/16 6 13/16 9 7/16 Group 28 Battery
29H 334 171 232 13 1/8 6 3/4 9 1/8 Group 29H Battery
30H 343 173 235 13 1/2 6 13/16 9 1/4 Group 30H Battery
Group 31 Batteries 330 173 240 13 6 13/16 9 7/16 Group 31 Battery
Heavy Duty Commercial and Special Tractor 6 V Batteries (3 Cells)
3 298 181 238 11 3/4 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 3 Battery
3EH 491 111 249 19 5/16 4 3/8 9 13/16 Group 3EH Battery
4 334 181 238 13 1/8 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 4 Battery
4EH 491 127 249 19 5/16 5 9 13/16 Group 4EH Battery
5D 349 181 238 13 3/4 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 5D Battery
7D 413 181 238 16 1/4 7 1/8 9 3/8 Group 7D Battery
Electric Vehicle 6 V Batteries (3 Cells)
GC2 264 183 270 10 3/8 7 3/16 10 5/8 Group GC2 Battery
GC2H 264 183 295 10 3/8 7 3/16 11 5/8 Group GC2H Battery
Electric Vehicle 8 V Batteries (4 Cells)
GC8 264 183 277 10 3/8 7 3/16 10 7/8 Group GC8 Battery
GC8H 264 183 295 10 3/8 7 3/16 11 5/8 Group GC8H Battery
Electric Vehicle 12 V Batteries (6 Cells)
GC12 327 183 277 12 7/8 7 3/16 10 7/8 Group GC12 Battery
General Purpose 12 V Batteries (6 Cells)
Group U1 Batteries 197 132 186 7 3/4 5 3/16 7 5/16 Group U1 Battery
Group U1R Batteries 197 132 186 7 3/4 5 3/16 7 5/16 Group U1R Battery
U2 160 132 181 6 5/16 5 3/16 7 1/8 Group U2 Battery

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Many BCI battery groups differ by only fraction of an inch and they can be used interchangeably, if and only if the new battery:

- can fit your battery compartment with properly oriented terminals,

- have the same or better specifications/features than the old battery,

- can be properly charged.

Even then be sure to check with professionals if the replacement with another battery group is a safe option. If not, the operation of the new battery may cause damage, injuries, or even worse ...


Here is the list of our BCI Group Battery Size articles, ordered according to the date added:

Groups U1 and U1R Batteries - Dimensions, Features, and Recommendations

group u1 battery mBCI Groups U1 and U1R batteries are general purpose batteries often used in medical and security applications, in wheelchairs, electric scooters, golf carts, lawnmowers, and other garden tools, camping, etc.

BCI group U1 and U1R batteries are mostly AGM and Gel-Cell batteries with wet/flooded batteries being phased out. Also, lithium-ion U1 batteries are appearing on the market, offering higher capacity, a larger number of charging/discharging cycles, and lower weight, but they also cost more, at least initially.

Groups 51 and 51R Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

group 51 batteries mBCI Groups 51 and 51R batteries are very popular automotive starting, dual-purpose batteries, and are often being used as general-purpose/auxiliary batteries in various applications requiring stable and reliable power sources.

Although Groups 51 and 51R batteries have their size defined, their size tends to vary a little bit - some manufacturers optimized their batteries for certain applications, and make them slightly smaller (easier fit) or even larger (better performances). So, before ordering a certain model, check the actual size of the battery and the size of your battery compartment.

Group 94R Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

bci group 94r mBCI Group 94R batteries are very popular automotive and light industrial batteries, commonly used on the passenger and light commercial vehicles. BCI Group 94R batteries are also known as H7, L4 and/or LN4 batteries.

They are often installed on vehicles manufactured by BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen etc. As such, BCI Group 94R batteries are designed to be maintenance free batteries, to be able to provide strong starting current even in low temperature conditions, to accept charge quickly, to power broad range of onboard electronics, to endure automatic start-stop applications etc.

Group 35 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

group35batteries mBCI Group 35 batteries are very popular battery size of lead-acid batteries, commonly used in cars, trucks, RVs and other similar applications as starting or dual-purpose batteries.

These batteries, especially dual purpose and deep cycle batteries, are often used in other applications as well, like UPS batteries, wheelchair batteries, security system backup batteries, medial applications, off-the-grid etc.

Most popular BCI Group 35 batteries are Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, but the lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are slowly entering the market, at least for deep cycle applications.

Group 8D Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

group 8d battery mBCI Group 8D batteries are large and heavy commercial batteries, often used for off-the-grid applications, as solar batteries, as RV house batteries, for security, medical and standby applications, for powering various industrial vehicles and applications etc.

BCI Group 8D lead-acid batteries are commonly Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) or Gel-Cell Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries, with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) 8D batteries being relatively rare.

Group 65 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

bci group 65 batteryBCI Group 65 batteries are commonly used as automotive, marine and industrial batteries. They are mid-size batteries, often designed as dual purpose AGM batteries suitable as both starting and deep cycle batteries, thanks to the advances in AGM SLA battery technology.

Generally, group 65 batteries feature 70-75 Ah 20h capacity, 130-150 minutes RC, 750-950 CCA with the MCA values of some models reaching almost 1100 Amps. Also, they usually weigh between 45 and 55 pounds (20 - 25 kg).

Lithium-ion BCI Group 65 batteries are not as common as AGM batteries, but they are slowly appearing on the market, offering many advantages over AGM batteries, but also having certain limitations.

Group 24 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

group24batteries mBCI Group 24 batteries are mostly general purpose batteries commonly found in large UPS systems, medical and security systems, wheelchairs, in vehicles, industrial applications etc. They are rarely used as starting/cranking batteries - more commonly they are used in deep cycle of standby/float applications.

These mid-size batteries feature several subgroups, differing slightly in their dimensions - one must be careful which battery is required, since even the slightest size differences may cause the battery not to fit its compartment.

Group 34 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

odyssey 34 pc1500t mGroup 34 batteries are medium large, but still rather powerful batteries, featuring 20h capacity in the 50-75 Ah range, providing 750-900 CCA, 100-145 minutes of Reserve Capacity etc. Their weight depends on the chemistry, battery type and internal construction and it ranges between 37 and 51 pounds (16.8 - 23.1 kg).

BCI group 34 batteries are commonly used in automotive, marine, industrial and off-the-grid applications in the form of starting, dual purpose and deep cycle batteries, offering good starting/cranking characteristics, large number of charging/discharging cycles, and excellent deep cycle recovery - battery type dependent, of course.

Group 27 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

vmaxtanks mr127 100 mGroup 27 batteries are rather large and powerful batteries, featuring 20h capacity in 66-110 Ah range, providing 600-1000 CCA, 140-220 minutes RC etc. Their weight depends on the internal construction and it ranges between 54 and 70 pounds (24.5 - 32 kg).

Group 27 batteries physical dimensions depends on the exact battery group because there are three different, although very similar battery groups: Group 27, Group 27F and Group 27H, although they are often labeled as Group 27 Batteries.

Group 31 Batteries - Dimensions, Features and Recommendations

odyssey 31m pc2150st m battery mGroup 31 batteries are relatively large and powerful batteries, featuring 20h capacity in 75-125 Ah range, providing 750-1250 CCA, 150-250 minutes RC etc. Their physical dimensions are approximately 13 x 6 13/16 x 9 7/16 inches (~13 x 6.8 x 9.44 inches, 330 x 173 x 240 mm), while their features depend on the battery design, intended use, chemistry and similar. Group 31 batteries are very common in marine, automotive, off-the-grid and similar applications, making them one of the most popular battery groups.