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lynnandrob

  • Joined Jan 2013
where to buy used batteries
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:08:14 am »
looking for information on locating good second hand deep cycle batteries,

i know this is going to sound stupid but,

ive heard/read ups batteries are good/cheap,BUT are these ups/uninterruptible power supply batteries or used batteries from ups the courier ? this part has never being made clear when ive looked into buying used batteries.
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mab

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • carmarthenshire
Re: where to buy used batteries
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 12:36:22 pm »
Hi again,


UPS refers to uninterruptible power supplies: basically a battery, an inverter and a battery charger in one unit which are used by Telecoms and IT people to keep their computers/systems running when the mains fails - The batteries spend most of the time on float charge and so when they come up for replacement (after a specified design lifetime) they are still like new.


and sometimes batteries show up for sale like these:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Volt-Hawker-Powersafe-105-Ah-Deep-Cycle-Battery-/121058042179?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item1c2f9f2143


They can be very good, esp. those that you can verify have come from a UPS and have not been abused/neglected (not sure about above example). But in recent years it has been hard to find good ones at a good price.


lynnandrob

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: where to buy used batteries
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 02:46:06 pm »
most enlightening,thanks

 

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