Batteries...............................again

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  1. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    I've got to change my lead acid 110 ah batteries as they're 5 years old now and not holding their charge, I've been offered two 110ah Elecsol batteries for £240, they come with 5 year g/tee and are maintanance free, is there any better batteries around,:thumb:
     
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    @£120 each that is full retail not an offer. they can be bought for £100 average
    Not the way i'd go simple lead acid has served you well for 5 years at half the cost
    Geo
     
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    i agree with geo. i think elecsol are about the worse battery you could buy . get a reasonable wet truck battery. works for me and it seems its worked for you.
     
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    I agree with Geo...stick with lead/acid.

    the 5 year guarantee is pretty much worthless as its on a pro-rata basis at best.

    a failed 3 year old elecsol battery will get you a 40% reduction on the cost of replacing like for like...a 4 year old one will get you a 20% reduction.
    they will not replace 'free of charge' or refund the difference.

    or they may just blame a poor maintanance/charging regime and reject the claim in full.
     
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    Looks like lead acids again, many thanx for your help. :thumb:
     
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    if you want better long drain on your batteries go for 12 volt fork lift batteries.
     
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