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Old 21 July 2007, 13:55   #11
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I bought my Squadron Energy SFL 85ah battery off ebay too. After reading the posts about sticking BALLS I'm much more comfortable that it is OK.
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Old 21 July 2007, 14:21   #12
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I got an energy 85AH leisure battery from eBAY (one of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-85AH-CARAV...QQcmdZViewItem)
that I also couldn't see the green dot. The rest voltage was 12.68V (just dug out emails). When I contacted the seller he told me they were really difficult to see and sure enough when I looked at it under a better light the green dot was visible. Voltage sounds fine for your battery.
He says he can't post anything to Scotland 'cos the couriers can't lift them or something. Or is he just talking about north of Glasgow/Edinburgh? I'm not in the market for one just yet, but those seemed ideal.
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Old 24 July 2007, 15:45   #13
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He says he can't post anything to Scotland 'cos the couriers can't lift them or something. Or is he just talking about north of Glasgow/Edinburgh? I'm not in the market for one just yet, but those seemed ideal.
Certainly shipped no probs to me in Glasgow (next day service). Helpful guy when I dealt with him.
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Old 24 July 2007, 16:19   #14
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I went with these guys, very prompt delivery.

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Old 25 July 2007, 01:08   #15
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You can buy direct from Energy batteries not sure if its any cheaper

http://www.energy-batteries.com/
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Old 25 July 2007, 05:47   #16
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13 volts 100%
12.8 is 75%
12.5 is 50%
12.2 is 25%
12 or less is 0% on maint free batteries

just read that off the new batteries i have had delivered today
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Old 25 July 2007, 14:29   #17
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That seems a really good buy - just a few quid more for a fully sealed maint free unit! Wish they had been about when I bought mine
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Old 25 July 2007, 15:24   #18
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13 volts 100%
12.8 is 75%
12.5 is 50%
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12 or less is 0% on maint free batteries

just read that off the new batteries i have had delivered today
Why are you buying new batteries? Are they for the boat?
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Old 25 July 2007, 17:54   #19
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Why are you buying new batteries? Are they for the boat?
i needed new batts for a couple of the bikes, one of them is quite small compared to the matchbox
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Yes but with bike batts, the smaller they get, the more they cost.
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