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Old 07-19-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Batteries in san Deigo. Will go fast.

Hey guys!

This is not my sale but I came across this post today. It may be helpful for anyone in the area. Im sure theyll go quick. Did some research on these and talked to the guy.
If I am correct the are $350 batteries going for $90. The guy told me they were all within a tenth of a volt of eachother.
There is probably only 200 left at this point.

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/...930194510.html
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:35 PM   #2
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Did he have any idea how many discharge cycles they experienced over their 3 years installed?
It doesn't sound like it'd be a bad deal, but I'd hate to hear what shipping 900+ pounds of haz-mat to TX would cost! 🤤
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Old 07-19-2019, 02:48 PM   #3
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He said they have gone through 2 cycles. Research says theyll run through 3000 no problem.

They came from a data centers UPS(uninterupted power supply).

They may not have the amphours of some peoples batteries but I think the quality well makes up for it.

And aside from a few hefty kitchen tools I dont use very much power.

I am about to buy 5 of them. In everyones experience with their systems how much do you usually get away with for your purposes?
What are your purposes and how have you met your means?
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Thanx for the clarification! No, that's not a shabby deal a'tall! Kinda thought they were UPS, from the, "power room upgrade," line in the advert.
120 AH/battery is respectable for Skoolie use (I did a double-take: at first I couldn't understand why you were going off on ancient Roman jugs. Amphora. D'oh!)
600 AH will make for you a nice battery bank, but you should do an energy audit to determine precisely what you need to budget towards.
I'm still on the learning curve of the DC side myself, but a good tool to have is a Kill-A-Watt meter. Insert between an appliance and the 110V supply, and it will provide immediate and daily power consumption.
With that information in hand, you can then design your PV system, inverters, and house battery requirements.
There isn't any cut n dried answer to, "how much is enough," since every build is as unique to the individual as one completed Skoolie varies from the next.
Good luck on getting the lead out after your amble up to Mira Mesa!
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without looking into the spec of these batteries that are for sale...


Often UPS , data room batteries are not true deep cycle . The lead chemistry is set up for long life in charged condition only to be used during outages and emergencies... The chemistry is also set up to reduce electric losses when charged as to reduce the power consumption while the batteries are waiting for their emergency job.


https://library.e.abb.com/public/427...Systems_EN.pdf


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without looking into the spec of these batteries that are for sale...


Often UPS , data room batteries are not true deep cycle . The lead chemistry is set up for long life in charged condition only to be used during outages and emergencies... The chemistry is also set up to reduce electric losses when charged as to reduce the power consumption while the batteries are waiting for their emergency job.


https://library.e.abb.com/public/427...Systems_EN.pdf


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Float service batteries will have a reduced lifespan in our application.

There is a guy down in SD that has some crazy prices on GC-2's and L-16's. I will see if I can dig up his info.
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Here is the place : https://deepcyclebatterystore.com/l-16-battery/
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Float service batteries will have a reduced lifespan in our application.

There is a guy down in SD that has some crazy prices on GC-2's and L-16's. I will see if I can dig up his info.
I was really excited about a good deal on batteries in SD. But it's the wrong SD.

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That is a handy tidbit to've learned, thanx!
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Float service batteries will have a reduced lifespan in our application.

There is a guy down in SD that has some crazy prices on GC-2's and L-16's. I will see if I can dig up his info.
Yep, checked the link, them's some good prices. Be it San Diego or South Dakota, sadly still too far for this white boy.
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What? Too far?

Buses are made for driving! ��

Seriously, it's too far away from me too.

The folks down in SoCal and AZ get all the best deals on solar and batteries.
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