Best Leisure Batteries

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  1. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    I think my pair of 110 Ah elecsols are dying :cry:
    Elecsol are no more,so ,what should I replace them with ?

    I'm thinking Banner at the moment-I'm not interested in joining 300 6v batts together :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Mike
     
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    How do you use your batteries?

    What space do you have?

    What is your attitude to spending cash?
     
  3. vwalan

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    good quality wet truck batteries work for me . last ones were 8 years old.
     
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    i fit alphaline to mine. half the price of banner and a 4 year warranty. never let me down yet. reassuringly heavy too indicating thicker lead plates than most f the cheaper batteries, often in orange cases

    never was keen on elecsol batteries and the warranty was worthless
     
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    Elecsol Europe limited, Elecsol International limited and Elecsol limited are all run by the same directors and are all current companies.


    Elecsol Europe Limited
    3 Westwood Court, Clayhill Industrial Park
    CH46 3UH Wirral - Neston
    Merseyside

    as of 6/2/2014 new registered head office and trading address (looks like a private house)

    Registered Office

    4 WESLEY CLOSE
    PARKGATE
    NESTON
    WIRRAL
    CH64 6TW

    Trading Address

    4 WESLEY CLOSE,
    PARKGATE,
    NESTON,
    MERSEYSIDE,
    CH64 6TW
     
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    Would have to agree with The Big 1:Wink:
     
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    I bought Alphaline from the battery megastore at Tewesbury 5 years ago and they are still going strong. (fingers crossed) I bought another pair from them 2 years ago different make and they are fine as well. easy to find and not that far from you. don't forget to disconnect the solar before the batteries or do it at night.
     
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    i agree


    a pair of alpha line,,
    next day free delivery
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/THE-BATTER...73176010&_sid=207197280&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
     
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    We have found Banner to be the best of the bunch


    Peter
     
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    [HI]don't forget to disconnect the solar before the batteries or do it at night.[/HI]

    What happens if you don't ?:Eek!:
    Disconnected my solar for a trickle charge. Now reconnected ??:Blush:
     
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    Banners for me. :thumb:
     
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    If you can afford them then Gel or AGM batteries are maintenance free. Victron, Mastervolt, Sonnenschein or Deta are a safe bet. These brands are used extensively in the Marine market.
     
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    thats what I use have purely because I have access to very good quality ones for a 10quid charitable donation, 200ah 1050 cca a piece
     
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    I have 3 x Optima batteries, made in the USA, circular cells and are very very fast chargers so with solar even on a dull ish day they stay at 12.8v, tried other options and bought these as I had one on my last caravan for 3 years and its was brilliant, still good as new when I sold it.
    We are heavy users of 12v and I just got fed up with running down batteries so allthough expensive they fixed my problem with using up too much payload.
     
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