Exide Extreme users

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 13:43
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Just been down to KMart they have 20% off this week on all Exide batts. I have used the 80ah Extreme for about 4 years now for 2nd batt & still going strong. Wish it would die as $120 is a good price, maybe I'll change it anyway as its probably near the end of its days.
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Reply By: Meggs - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 15:49

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 15:49
I had to buy one recently and got one from another dealer for $110 so the Kmart price is not all that good i would suggest that you shop around.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike (SA) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 20:42

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 20:42
Mine has gone for 4 years too. How much longer/I am impressed with the going power.
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 21:51

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 21:51
My Exide Extreme has lasted 3 years, 2 months, as my primary GU Patrol petrol battery. It also sometimes does short overnight service as the Waeco fridge battery

Was concerned it might be suss, as I have a big remote trip coming up very soon. I had it load tested at a tyre & battery joint, and it is excellent in every respect of the testing machine. This simulates a time (forgotten by me) at heavy load (700).

Couldn't grumble about Exide product, could I!
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Follow Up By: phil - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:16

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 12:16
The load test you refer to checks the starting ability of the battery but, unfortunately, does not tell much about the actual capacity, eg. amp hours, which is what you need to know when running a fridge etc.
The only way to find the capacity is to place a known constant load on the battery and time how long it takes to discharge to some known level as measured by voltage or SG. Do not fully discharge especially if it is a starting battery. It is best to work out what 50% discharge will be and stop at that point.
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:31

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 19:31
have searched for Extreme deep cycle, can't find...

http://www.exide.com.au/products/deep-cycle.lasso

are these "Endurance" the same with a new name??

ED7 is the only Deep Cycle I could find
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Follow Up By: Mark - Saturday, Mar 27, 2004 at 19:51

Saturday, Mar 27, 2004 at 19:51
Its not a deep cycle battery but has thicker plates than most starting batterys so can handle more discharges i'm told.
Just got back from a trip & got 5 days running a 60litre Evakool. Turned fridge off overnight & ran car for 20 minutes each morning with fridge on boost to chill it down.
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