Traction battery

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  1. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

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    Any good to anyone? seems like a steal to me(y)
     
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    seems like a steal..

    but "The battery comes unbranded (no stickers)"... why ?

    they look like they are from a UPS battery bank .. similar to many I've worked on.. I really doubt they are new..
     
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    Those batteries are manufactured by Marathon (Exide), and are commonly used in mobile cell site DC systems.
    They sure as beans are either second hand - the spoils of a battery change out project. Or, stolen - as the price is way too cheap.
    The battery will either have a date code stamped on it, or the serial number will contain a date code.
    I obviously can't speak for all Telcos, but in our case every one of our batteries can be traced by it's serial number - data centre, purchase and install date.
     
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    And if you miss this one he has a 120ah for ten quid more.

    I agree with Jim.....why unbranded ?
     
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    Buying a battery with an unknown past is as much as a gamble as marrying someone you met online after only one date!
     
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