Neuton AGM Batteries - Any knowledge or feedback greatly appreciated

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Does anyone have experience of Neuton AGM batteries. Have done a lot of reading on forum search and located some fantastic info but no mention of this specific brand. They appear a cheaper than some other brands but not ridiculously so. What also came to my attention was that Fullriver AGM’s are now made in China as well. I’d always been led to believe that these were US manufactured.

I am looking at 2 x 100 or 110 A/H DC AGM’s for the new ute and would be appreciative of any feedback.

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Reply By:- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 11:51

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 11:51
Would be interested in knowing the price of these 100Ah AGMs.
And the weight of the battery would also be of significance when making up your mind on them since the amount of lead is the common denominator for capacity and longevity.
Don't compare the weight of AGMs with GELs though, as the gelled electrolyte adds at least 10% to an AGM design of equal capacity.

Fullriver always has been Chinese through and through.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:03

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:03
Change of name??
What happened to batterymeister or did you forget which alias to use??

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Follow Up By:- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:16

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:16
hahaha, yep - I did!

batterymeister, batteryvalue it's all the same

I'll probably achieve business member status soon, meaning such mixups won't happen in future.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:19

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:19
Peter your input on this forum is valued, good info.

Business status would give you legitimacy and a higher profile.

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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:33

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:33
batteryvalue

100ah = $335

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Follow Up By:- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:47

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 12:47
thank you John,

glad to hear/read you.

My engineering background enables me to sift through various manufacturers' claims about their products and even conduct my own testing for verification purposes.

Passing on the results to this forum has been a great pleasure for me, as in return, I'm also learning heaps from other contributors.

@ Maîneÿ

thanks, but I'd like to receive Mick's answer too.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 13:30

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 13:30
Weight is about 32 kgs. How does that stack up?

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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 13:46

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 13:46
307 x 169 x 215
is 30.2 Kg which is a reasonable amount of lead

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Follow Up By:- Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 17:10

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 17:10
Mick and Maîneÿ,

32kg would be excellent for a 100Ah, but less spectacular for a 110Ah AGM.

30.2kg for 100Ah seems to be middle of the road.

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Reply By: R&J Batteries - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 14:33

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 14:33
Fullriver has always been made in China.

Neutron is a local "brand" and could be made by anyone.

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 22:10

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 22:10
Mick,

I use Ritar AGMs - get them from ALCO Batteries in Keilor. They usually give good prices.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 22:18

Monday, Feb 01, 2010 at 22:18
Thats who I got my Fullriver AGM's from.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 12:31

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 12:31
Thanks Peter (and John).
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:39

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:39
Did a quick check and Alco no longer stock Fullriver (found a few places like that - too pricey these days). RITAR AGM DC 100 A/H at 30kg & $325. 120A/H is 33 kg and $350.

Have you been happy with your RITAR Peter? How may do you have and are any underbonnet?

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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:58

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I have two 100AH Ritars in the camper Mick. They have been very good so far.

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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 14:06

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 at 14:06
As can be read on various 4wd type forums I was selling Fullriver batteries when they were first imported here
it's stated I've paid (almost) retail for an opposition brand battery because I considered it a superior performing battery
to date have not regretted it either

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Most often price is the important consideration to purchasers - not quality :(
that's why Fullriver were able to get a quick stranglehold on the market, not because of any perceived quality

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