obscure vendor selling industrial 12v batteries

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:22
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Shotgun theory question. A bloke in my area is selling a very cool battery - have done the research, rated at 70ah at the C/10 rate, a sealed pure lead-tin battery, will deliver 400 cycles at 100% DOD C/5 rate. So the obsessive types may guess it is a Genesis battery. So he is selling them one by one "still in boxes" - i said "so how come you are selling industrial deep cycle batteries ?" he said he picked them up at an auction of a disposal store's liquidated stock. He is selling them very cheap. Am just wondering what sort of disposal store sells deep cycle batteries or is that cr#p. And is there such a thing as dud batteries being sold en masse and working there way into the dodgy outer suburub importer vendor market.

Naturally the safe would say don't risk it, but gee whiz $99 for a sealed pure lead-tin 70a/h @ C/10 sounds soooo cheap and is apparently still in a box - with lots of others still in a box apparently. So - bargain ? or will he not be there in a couple weeks when i notice this battery can only be charged to 80% and starts dropping its charge from day one (unlike my optima yellow to which takes about a month to drop 0.01v).
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Reply By: Slug - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:41

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:41
Thats the risk with dealing with skeppy dudes. Sounds like a good deal. Let us know if there any good if ya get one :)

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Reply By: Eric - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:41

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:41
You have an interesting question here. $99 is about the wholesale trade price of a good telcor calcium, but lead tin? in my 40 years of working with auto electrics I've never spotted a lead tin battery. Who makes it and for what aplication? Eric.
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Reply By: GaryInOz - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 23:50

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 23:50
I have been doing a bit of research into batteries (for other uses) and I think the Lead - Tin battery you are referring to is the "Odyssey". Try this link:


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Reply By: paul - Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 15:14

Thursday, Mar 13, 2003 at 15:14
this is a site decscribing the series with links to other specs


I have noticed today also that oatley electronics inSydney is selling a 21v 26ah version of this battery for only $33. For separate use with lights and radios i'd strongly recommend this battery as is very portable and is a ridiculoulsy cheap for sealed battery. i use a 33ah AGM one but it cost me like $140.

this website is www.oatleyelectronics.com

Must have been a few cargoes of these Hawker Energy batteries dumped in Australia, maybe they've gone bust or something.
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