Batteries again :)

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 17:50
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Seems to be bit of talking about batteries lately , my main cranking battery seems to be a bit slow now we are into the cooler weather and I was surprised when I checked the receipt for the Exide rebadged as a Sprint N70ZZL I have and seems I bought it on 10th October 2006 with only a warranty of 12 months . I have checked it with a hydrometer and it seems to be on the way out .

Now I have seen a battery that has the size I want called "Sure Start" N70ZZL with 750 cca with 12 months Warranty if using for marine use and 24 months if using for auto use , has anyone ever heard of these batteries or used them at all , I very rarely go off road these days so the cheaper price appeals to me :)
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 18:07

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 18:07
Havn't heard of that one mate but just bought an N70ZZL from a mob in NSW called supercharge and at $150.00 was cheap , very happy so far really kicks in, I used to work for Century batteries and can assure you their all the same mate, one years warranty, but this ones got 2 years so they must be confident,
regards,
Dave
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 19:10

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 19:10
Supercharge are good batteries,some of them have a 36 month warranty,i have used them for years in various vehicles and never complained about the service i got from them.2 examples,put a 530cca one in my mrs old VP in 2004,sold it 4 months ago and it cranked as well as it did when it was new.the other also a 530 in my old VS calais,put it in 2001 sometime,had the car until 2003,pulled it out and stuck an old one in it to trade it in,it sat in the garage for 12 to 18 months,gave it to my neighbour to put in his truck and it served him for 12 months when he got rid of the truck.so ts supercharge for me!! cheers Paul
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Reply By: macbushy - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 19:42

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 19:42
All I can say is CAT BATTERY.
Made for earthmoving machinery (no suspension) Bonded really well. Corregations dont seem to upset them as much.
They have them in N70ZZ (and N70ZZL ) Last i heard they were still around the $150 mark. Seem to last 2-3 times as long as an Exide or similar. (and i have payed more for "4wd h/duty batteries that last 12 months and 6 days lol)
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Follow Up By: autosparky - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:03

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:03
you can almost double that price now , i cant buy them at that price to sell to my customers, battery companies are blaming the price of lead. all base metals have nearly doubled in price!
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Follow Up By: Dunaruna - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:48

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:48
Have you checked out the price for scrap batteries lately? Got a very pleasant surprise the other day when the collector came, 22 batteries of various sizes average $15 each. Lead must be getting close to gold these days!

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Follow Up By: autosparky - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:57

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 20:57
i'll be really happy when it's a carton / battery !
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Follow Up By: Dunaruna - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 21:50

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 21:50
I think there is a korean beer that's about $15 a slab..................
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Reply By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 21:02

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 21:02
My 6yo Delkor DC (Cranking battery) is getting tired, so rang battery supplier in Perth, they are offering a 720cca Bosch Cranker for $130 (definitely NOT RRP) and it makes it worth the detour to get it on way home.
Normally would pay $106 for a 700cca Cranker wholesale.

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: MintabiePete (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:30

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:30
Thanks for your thoughts everyone , I would love to be able to get CAT batteries , but the price puts me off . But those Supercharge batteries look to be ok Dave ,. I will see if I can get them in Broken Hill for the right price . So no one has heard of these Sure Start N70ZZL , they seem to be good specs , but to buy online and pay $35 postage sort of puts me off , I would much prefer to stay and support local . They have a website surestartbatteries.com and seem pretty professional .
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Reply By: MintabiePete (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:32

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:32
Thanks for your thoughts everyone , I would love to be able to get CAT batteries , but the price puts me off . But those Supercharge batteries look to be ok Dave ,. I will see if I can get them in Broken Hill for the right price . So no one has heard of these Sure Start N70ZZL , they seem to be good specs , but to buy online and pay $35 postage sort of puts me off , I would much prefer to stay and support local . They have a website surestartbatteries.com and seem pretty professional .
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Reply By: MintabiePete (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:34

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 09:34
Thanks for your thoughts everyone , I would love to be able to get CAT batteries , but the price puts me off . But those Supercharge batteries look to be ok Dave ,. I will see if I can get them in Broken Hill for the right price . So no one has heard of these Sure Start N70ZZL , they seem to be good specs , but to buy online and pay $35 postage sort of puts me off , I would much prefer to stay and support local . They have a website surestartbatteries.com and seem pretty professional .
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