Just picked up these batteries
Hey all, Ive seen a lot of posts about buying used batteries, however I decided to pull the trigger on these - 8 Fullriver DC400-6 group L16 (6 volt 415 amp hours.) They came from an equipment company who pulled them out of a boom lift with 200 hours on them. I picked up all 8 for $400. They were listed as working and good working condition, and stated they pulled them because they switched battery type for longer use. They are around 2 year old batteries and the warranty on them is for 7 years, so if they had issues with them, they would have replaced them, I'm assuming.
While I know it is a crap shoot, I'm flying out to PA and renting a vehicle to drive them back home. Flight is $49 one to Philly, rental is $145 and fuel maybe $75. So total invested will be just under $700. One of these batteries new goes for around $600, so if they are good as stated, I'm getting a heck of a deal on the 8. I bought them on eBay, so if I get them home and they are junk and don't work right, I will file a claim to get my money back. Obviously I won't know how long they will last no matter what, but I'm going to take the chance.
Anyone using this type of battery or similar for their solar setup?