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 Post subject: Battery Quality
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Hey All,
Just out of curiosity is there much difference between battery quality. For instance between an RACV Super Heavy Duty and say a Kmart version or whatever?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Quality
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:58 pm 
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yea Kmart excide is the bee's knees have had numerous last me about 3 to 5 years
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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Considering the price. You can't go past a Bosch S3 24 months warranty, or step it up to an S4 to get 36months warranty.

Walked into supercheap the other day and saw the 'supercharge' batteries with 12 months warranty for $10 less then the Bosch S3's that I sell. Or you could have bought a Century from them for $60 more then the bosch.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Quality
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:42 pm 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
yea Kmart excide is the bee's knees have had numerous last me about 3 to 5 years


Which one do you use? And do you know a rough price?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Battery Quality
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Six wrote:
EF_wanabe wrote:
yea Kmart excide is the bee's knees have had numerous last me about 3 to 5 years


Which one do you use? And do you know a rough price?


I always got given them haha ,

but im in the market for a new battery atm to my RACQ battery well looked after well 2 years it died in but i did charge it at 2amp over night a hand full of times could that have caused it to die ?

they are made by excide which is a SA company i believe but are the red tops i think about $165 back a year ago
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 Post subject: Re: Battery Quality
Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Yeah my RACV one shat itself in under a year and RACV won't honor there warranty... Not happy.

Sounds like the "Extra", might give it a shot. It has a better CCA then the RACV one anyway...

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Six wrote:
Yeah my RACV one shat itself in under a year and RACV won't honor there warranty... Not happy.

Sounds like the "Extra", might give it a shot. It has a better CCA then the RACV one anyway...


do you run your battery cooler ?

i dont lol apparently it extends the life im not sure how well it cools a battery though
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