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Old 08-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #1
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Batteries

This looks expensive.. What do y'all think?

Used Golf Cartt Batteries

I pass this place occasionally. If I'm right, they deal in golf carts. My guess is they're trying to dump dead batteries, get paid for it and save the recycling or dumping fees.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:59 PM   #2
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batteries

the prices look cheap to me,
the 12v batteries are probably 100 or 150ah each and new would cost 150 to 200 each,
If they were babied you might get 2 to 4 years of use out of them but if they were not treat well??
You would want have them charged well on one day, let them sit overnight and then measure their specific gravity to see if they are worth the price.
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Old 08-03-2015, 02:18 PM   #3
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Batteries are a way off for me but it looked interesting.

All I'll be powering are fridge, microwave and some USB or 12 stuff. No ac yet though I might put a 12v extraction fan in the bedroom. That'll probably be a 12v computer fan.
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Old 08-03-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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Costco has new golf cart batteries for about $85-90. I know Trojans are expensive but $75 for a used 4 year old battery bouncing around in a golf cart seems steep.
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For around $70-80 you can get NEW batteries at Rural King.
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For around $70-80 you can get NEW batteries at Rural King.
What brand?

Some cheap Chinese crap?

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And no rural king within 100 miles radius of 29073
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Some cheap Chinese crap?

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RK house brand. Made by Exide. Cheap enough for me to afford. Better than used crap.
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:50 PM   #9
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Costco batteries are Interstate.
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Old 08-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #10
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I don't buy anything but Interstate's top of the line anymore.

I just put a $215 group 31 in my 86 Trans Am.

That is almost twice the size of the original battery. It will last 10 years or more in that application.

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