Exide Marathon and Sprinter batteries

Talking to a bloke today, sells batteries, and he was telling me about these.

They're USA made, he reckons they are very good?. They are cheaper than Fullriver, not by much, here in Tas anyway.

Couldn't find anything in archives about them anywhere. These, are them.

All those numbers mean not much to me at all. Battery experts help needed..

Would they be any good ???

Thank you...
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Reply By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 13:47

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 13:47
Hello KC,

chances are they're made in India which doesn't automatically mean bad quality.

If you could tell me which type are available there for you in Tassie (on the web site there are mar l/m/mft and spr p/s/xp, I can pull up the specs on the web site and check them out for you.

Best regards, Peter
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Follow Up By: ModSquad - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:24

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:24
Peter,

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Follow Up By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:03

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 12:03
thanks for the notification, much appreciated.

Best regards, Peter
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Reply By: R&J Batteries - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 16:22

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 16:22
They are designed for standby (backup) usage only. Marathon is for normal long discharges, and the Sprinter is designed for high rate fast discharges. I would be surprised if they offered any warranty for deep-cycle usage either.

Dave
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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 16:34

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 16:34
Hi, yes one year warranty, and not sure which one's . He said they
had the Sprinter and the Marathon. That's all I know. Will ring back and check
for more details.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 17:25

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 17:25
My main concern with flooded batteries vs AGM is that they have much lower energy density. I use an AGM as a second battery to run an Engel .

On their spec sheets neither has an N70 size , usually 90AH in an AGM.

The 90AH output model is enormous compared to an AGM.

If size is not an issue eg in a van then they may be OK , but my experience with AGM has been great with my Absorbed power 90AH now 5+ years old and going strong in an engine bay.

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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 18:46

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 18:46
No more info today, must've went home early.
Best I can do today is 110 a/h marathon=$350; sprinter=$300.

They will fit in Derek's "flyer", I thought. Not for under bonnet.
But maybe not that good...
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Reply By: Chris11726 - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:56

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 22:56
Theres a bloke on ebay selling AGM batteries very cheap. The brand is Prostar.

Does anyone have experience with them?
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Reply By: Member - KC (TAS) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:33

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:33
Battery Value, Hi I rang back, and got a different bloke today, he told me the Marathon battery is, M83 CHP 12V 27 .

Made in USA. He says should be good for fridge. We'll see.....

See how you go. Hope that's enough info for you....
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Follow Up By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:54

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:54
have checked their web site, but this string of characters doesn't match anything.
Sorry to be of no great help.

Best regards, Peter
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