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Old 19-04-2009, 17:33   #9 (permalink)
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Depends where you are?

A company in my area called Potteries Diesel Services sells 110amp at 50 odd quid. By far the cheapest i've found and lots cheaper than what my local caravan dealer sells them at!
There are cheap batteries and good batteries, we have found the cheap ones don't last.

We used to be able to sell GOOD batteries for 65 retail, but not now.

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Hi, Hybrids

You sound like just the person we need to speak to, How much do you charge for 135 ah batteries,

I have been looking at Numax M135, but i would like to use sealed for life.

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I can vouch for the Leisure batteries supplied to Potteries Diesel Services because I sell them to them
Well my mates more than pleased with his......and the price is right too. I shall be going there to pick one up as my 85 isn't enough.

Just out of curiousity, seeing as the price is so low, what kind of price are they coming in at trade?
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Just out of curiousity, seeing as the price is so low, what kind of price are they coming in at trade?
Depends how many pallets of them you buy, but they appear to be making a very small margin at those prices, but they do shift a good quantity.
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Depends where you are?

A company in my area called Potteries Diesel Services sells 110amp at 50 odd quid. By far the cheapest i've found and lots cheaper than what my local caravan dealer sells them at!
The first post had a requirement for using the battery for starting.

Use a leisure battery for starting and it will be toast.

You do have to be clear on what you intend to use the battery for??? Leisure can be deep cycled and no high current, non-leisure can provide high current, but does not like deep discharge.

You'll pay a hefty premium for something that will do both - but I doubt that's what your quiting at 65-ish for 135 Ah

Fore warned etc. !!

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The first post had a requirement for using the battery for starting.

Use a leisure battery for starting and it will be toast.

You do have to be clear on what you intend to use the battery for??? Leisure can be deep cycled and no high current, non-leisure can provide high current, but does not like deep discharge.

You'll pay a hefty premium for something that will do both - but I doubt that's what your quiting at 65-ish for 135 Ah

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I don't think anyone said they could get 135ah for 65, John Cross said he "used" to be able to sell 110ah for 65.
Battery technology has moved on and in Leisure product the are similarities with Automotive construction and these will allow for Dual Purpose, most Leisure in the market place is Dual purpose, a few years ago companies would dual source Marine (for starting and cycling) and std Leisure (for cycling only), but it's all the same DP now,
I do know one large distributor that has recently dropped traditional Leisure product and now supply Automotive related product in place, slightly different size box and slightly different Ah rating.
If it was a true Traction battery/cells then yes I would agree, no high amp draw in short bursts, but we currently only see true traction in things like RV's with 6volt cells, Caravan/Motorhome manufacturers have demanded compromises in the batteries wanting to pay Automotive prices but have cyclic capabilities.
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Hi don't get me wrong I wasnit 'knocking' theirs, just a general statement as to what we have found.

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Depends how many pallets of them you buy, but they appear to be making a very small margin at those prices, but they do shift a good quantity.
Must be shifting a fair amount then.

Just been to them today and their price on a 110ah leisure battery is 58.
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