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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.




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  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.

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

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




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  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.



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  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.




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