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moodyalex

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Usefull battery pack or not, what do people think?
« on: March 03, 2005, 03:20:38 PM »
Hi,

 I have found a battery pack for sale from surplus, unused, info on it here,


http://uk.insight.com/apps/
productpresentation/index.php?
alert=categoryresults&product_id=APCUA0



1EON


as far as i can tell it contains 4 x 12v 75 ah powersonic lead acid batteries, I don't think they are deep discharge but are specified for UPS so should be fairly resiliant.


i'm looking at using these on a relatively small system perhaps a 125w turbine and a small amount of solar max 50w, so are these worth my while?


I reakon I can pick them up for £100 (about $190) and it would give me 300 ah at 12v, should be plenty for that charge power, good value?


what do you reakon?


alex.

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FishbonzWV

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Re: Usefull battery
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2005, 03:15:06 PM »
Moody

I would check on golf cart batteries first. You can probably get 4 of these for the same amount of money. About 400Ahrs and built to take more abuse. In the US Sams Club has them for $46. Shop around.


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ghurd

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2005, 04:59:26 PM »
It is a real good deal for SLAs, at least in the States.  But do you plan on running them upside down?  I do not think they last as long for heavy use.

So I agree with Bonz.

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