Trojan Deep Cycle Batteries

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 18:01
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Don't know if anyone in Bris. is in the market for Deep Cycle Batteries but Springers at Brendale (3889 8898) are selling Trojan 105 amp for $190.00 each. They are normally $249.. I brought two this afternoon.
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:31

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 20:31
Thanks for the info- might do the same.
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Follow Up By: William - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:12

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:12
Trojan are only just a battery. You can buy the same quality for half price in other brands.
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Follow Up By: David N. - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:19

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:19
If I can buy a half decent 105 amp hour for half, or 2/3, or even 3/4 of $190, let me know where and I'll buy it! (I'm not talking about garbage- elcheapo batteries)
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Follow Up By: William - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:39

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 22:39
http://www.apollobatteries.com.au/spec.htm
bottom of page 810 to 882 take your choice.
Top quality deep cycle batteries made by Global Yuasa in South Korea
People think because they pay top dollar they are getting a product that is commensurate with the price you pay. Not the case and definitely not the case with Trojan batteries. A lead acid battery is basically a lead acid battery and as long as it is properly designed for a deep cycle battery and made from quality materials they will all last around the same length of time. Global Yuasa is one of the leading technology battery companies in the world with licensed technology to many US battery companies
A Trojan T105 in the US is $US80 which at todays exchange rate is $128 Australian which is about the same price as a Global Yuasa/Apollo battery.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:30

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:30
BTW, Yuasa make really good batteries.Be good, or be quick.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Rod - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 11:59

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 11:59
I have the 105 AH Trojan. Bought one for $203 in Brisbane (not springers)

They have a 12 month warranty. I couldn't find and el-cheapo competitor that gave more than 6 months.
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 15:41

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 15:41
Rod.. I don't know if it was a slip of the tounge or what but they gave me a two year warranty and I have it in writing on the Invoice.
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Follow Up By: Rod - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:39

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:39
Just to clarify. Did springers give a 2yr warranty on the Trojan ?
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:49

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 17:49
Rod.. sure did. As mentioned I din't know if it was a slip of the tounge but that is what is written on the docket, (by me at the time of purchase). Bloke called Joe ( I think) served me. There are only two in the shop and it was the black haired one. Even without the two year warranty they are still good value, I think.
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Reply By: rors101 - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 19:21

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 19:21
Unfortunately I cant fit the trojan in my $WD but in my boat I swear by them. Obviously you can work out $ / per A/h to work out vaue for yourself but as far as longevity gos cant beat em IMHO...
Deduct 1/3 from the extra cost for their extra life and often they win by a mile. My last purchase 5 years ago for trojans has out lasted the Yuasa GC2 by double. Same capacity etc etc just beter built to handle temperature ranges, vibration and les than ideal (fast) charging rates. BTW I still have delco remmy starters (gel sealed) that are 6 years old and after last seasons test are still have more life.
Moral - Buy expensive batteries if you are prepared to look after them. If not spend small amounts more than twice as often. If you can make the cheapies last then do yourself and the environment a favour and buy the 30 % more expensive ones and double their life.
My rule of thumb for deep cycle is buy by the weight not the stated capacity (plus repuputable design eg glass separation / pockets / wound etc).
Just my 2c...
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Follow Up By: David N. - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 20:05

Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 20:05
I think I'll go with the Trojan They have a very good reputation and $190 for 105 A/H is not bad.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:34

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:34
rors, I got 8 years each from a pair of Yuasa batteries I had in an FJ40. That'll do me.Be good, or be quick.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: strider1532o - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 09:09

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 09:09
I've always run with lead/acid batteries but was thinking of swinging over to Odyssey. Apart from the considerable extra cost has anyone had much experience with an Odyssey or similar technology for camper trailer use?
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 09:17

Friday, May 02, 2003 at 09:17
The cost put me off these. They are great if you are lying the battery on it's side or standing on your head, but I could not see the value in the extra dollars for a battery that is "huge" in size to get the same amp/hr as the Trojans etc. I will be using my Trojans in a camper trailer also and am sure that I have made the right decision, but thank christ we all have different ideas and values.
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