Ritar AGM Deep cycle anygood ?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 20:26
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Hi there,
Has anyone tried these AGM ritar chinese batteries . We are looking at purchasing a couple of these but after doing a thread search I found one bad comment on them, but the thread is around 2 years old.
After looking at their spec sheet they seem fine to me not that I understand much of it.
The battery sales guy reckons their fine and come with a 12 mth warranty. Providing their not overly abused and looked after he says I should get years out of them .
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Reply By: Gronk - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:09

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:09
How cheap are they ??

If you want years of trouble free use, then spend a couple of extra bucks and get a "name" brand..

Mostly ( but not always ) you still get what you pay for !!
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Follow Up By: Mrbrush - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:17

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:17
They`re around $200 on special , RRP is $320 100amp AGM gell type. The Battery sales guy told me today that they are not far behind the Fullriver for performance and I should`nt have any trouble providing it does`nt get abused.
Just want it to run my fridge as I have killed my cranking batteries. doing this.
But as you said you only get what you pay for and I have been stung buying chinese products before.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:53

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 12:53
I had a quick look at their website and yes they are your run of the mill chinese battery maker. Nothing wrong with that however given they are somewhat an untried brand there will be a risk associated with buying from them. I don't believe you need to take risks when brands like Fullriver and others are very affordable and proven. You need to be more specific and outline what size battery you want and the application, for example do you need a dedictated Deep Cycle or a general purpose hybrid deep cycle battery will do.

For example Fullriver 100AH AGM batteries with a 2 year warranty are available for around $300.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FULLRIVER-12V-100AH--AGM-DEEP-CYCLE-BATTERY-2yr-Warr._W0QQitemZ300302569899QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090323?IMSfp=TL090323128001r7025

Hope this helps...
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Follow Up By: Mrbrush - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:30

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:30
Thanks Terra, I looked at that Fullriver but for me it would be $62 postage.
The Ritar 100amp AGM gells are going for $200 on special.
Normally $320
I`ll ask him about the fullriver for a price. Although they`re they are made in Asia somwhere aswell.
But what makes me think the Ritars could be okay is they have the same certification ISO9001 as fullriver.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:58

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:58
I am assured by a reputable dealer (Val Rigoli from Fridge and Solar) that Ritar batteries are identical to Alco, just different branding.

I have been running a 120 AH Alco (bought from Fridge and Solar for more than your price) in parrallel with a Fullriver 90 AH for a couple of years now. No problems at all. At the price I believe it is a good buy.

Sure there is a small risk attached to buying a lesser known brand. But just because it is cheap does not always mean it is no good.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:15

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 20:15
Norm,

That advice is pretty right.

Some new products come onto the market, and being unknown the distributors put them out at a very low price to attract business. This creates some suspicion in the eyes of the punter. "Why are they so cheap? They must be junk."

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Mrbrush - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:26

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:26
Well that makes sense, They are from an Alco Dealer.
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Reply By: BarryBA - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:01

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:01
Can you kindly tell me where these Ritar batteries are available

Thanks

Barry
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Follow Up By: Mrbrush - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:23

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:23
Do a search on ebay.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ [wa] - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:43

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 22:43
Somehow I believe the question was more like "Can you kindly tell me where these Ritar batteries are available" @ $200

As Barry may want to check them out too...

My ebay search returned:
"0 results found for 'Ritar batteries' Your search returned 0 items"

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: greybeard - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:51

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:51
first you go to google
then you type in the search bar
and bingo

ritar on google
lots of results
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Follow Up By: Mrbrush - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 05:54

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 05:54
Funny that I typed in ritar on ebay and it finds them ?
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ [wa] - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:12

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:12
Yes,
the same 'Ritar batteries' has worked for me today !!

Mainey . . .
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