Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



11132 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 552

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 110526 10-Oct-2012 22:01 Send private message

Just picked up a few more UPS's without batteries for not much.

Need to get some for it. The last no branders I got off trademe from a battery seller were total junk so I would rather stick with known brands, but the likes of jaycar etc are waaaaaay to expensive.

Is there a place to get the normal 7Ah type 12v ones? Probably need 6 or so. Ideally panasonics since they seemed to last forever when I last had some. The CS3 branded ones I got later on didnt last that long but seemed alright.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic
1912 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 456

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 699372 10-Oct-2012 22:27 Send private message

Just a Me Too on this except I need a couple of 17Ah 12V batteries... I too wince at the Jaycar prices but suspect that may be about the best it's possible to do.

LOVE to be proved wrong.

N

mjb

922 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 699391 10-Oct-2012 22:36 Send private message

Try your local CenturyYuasa outlet - they can be competitive (yes, they sell SLAs)




contentsofsignaturemaysettleduringshipping

796 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109

Subscriber

  Reply # 699396 10-Oct-2012 22:44 Send private message

I used to work for an SLA battery importer and you have a couple of options.

The electrical wholesalers actually have reasonable buy prices, particularly if you are buying a box (typically 10 batteries). What they choose to sell to you at can be a different story.

Alternatively the alarm supplier market can offer decent prices if you are prepared to spend some time on the phone hunting.

Bear in mind that the baby batteries (40Ah and below) are typically 5 year design life with a 12-24 month warranty so they don't last forever anyway. Cheap UPS can have some pretty rugged chargers on them which can flog out batteries pretty quick.



11132 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 552

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 699401 10-Oct-2012 23:00 Send private message

Hmm, good idea on the wholesalers, I have had some pretty awesome discounts at russels buying on the work account in the past. Problem is you never really know what you paid till someone in sales has gone thru it and the invoice turns up at work. Got burned on that once :(

alarm supplier is where I last got some from. A brand I had never heard of before and they were faulty within 2 years.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Speed limit when overtaking? Teach me please.
Created by nakedmolerat, last reply by lxsw20 on 25-Oct-2014 13:03 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


House Auctions
Created by t0ny, last reply by mattwnz on 25-Oct-2014 00:18 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Neon - Sky's new streaming service
Created by JarrodM, last reply by myfullflavour on 25-Oct-2014 12:39 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Gonna get one?
Created by Dingbatt, last reply by alasta on 25-Oct-2014 12:30 (114 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


5Ghz AP recommendations?
Created by ubergeeknz, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Oct-2014 12:42 (12 replies)

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 23-Oct-2014 17:41 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Thief taunts 12 year old via stolen laptop
Created by macuser, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 23:49 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.