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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 8:53am | IP Logged Quote renewableMark

Hi fellas, I'm on the hunt for some batteries.
I saw some ex phone exchange ones for $80 each, they were super safe 100ah about 4 years old.
Just wondering if anyone knows of some better deals around?

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Hi Mark ,

I got a couple of good big 155 Ah sealed type from the Nerang scrap metal depot.

They are still fairly good for us "scroungers" ,as long as you wear boots ,you can scratch around for lots of things -

Fairly cheap , they exchange dead batts for whatever is available(it's up to you to decide ) for around $40. so thats not bad , the couple I picked up are ex telstra and were tossed out along with some dead ones ,so have to take your multimeter.

I found that if any are around 12-13 volts they are worth a gamble. the rest are all down around 6-9 ,.some here will disagree with that bush method ,but she works for me.

Bruce

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Posted: 30 December 2017 at 12:28pm | IP Logged Quote renewableMark

Thanks for the reply Bruce,
I decided to get an 800-1000ah 48v forklift bank, be around $3-4k depending on final size I decide on.
I had the cash set aside for batteries but the AC and computer needed replacing so I'll have to put it off for a month or three, hopefully, the new year business will be busy again, but many people go on holidays and Jan is dead.
Have to build the ozinverter yet anyway, no rush.

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Posted: 13 January 2018 at 8:08am | IP Logged Quote Madness

The 775AH forklift battery I got from Ciel has been working quite well, there was one cell that was down though and did fail but they delivered a replacement to me and all is good now.

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