Who stocks Exide batteries in Sydney

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Does anyone know who stocks Exide (Extreme) batteries in Sydney - Inner West, Western/Eastern suburbs?

I've spoken to Exide themselves who gave me a few names, none of whom stock them anymore. I know KMart stock them but want to find a few other sources to compare their price too. KMart sell the Extreme N70 for $$220.

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Reply By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:46

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:46
Hello Ben,

if you're having trouble finding this N70 sized battery why not replace it with an automotive/marine type AGM spiral wound.

The dimensions are 256Lx169Wx224H (terminals included). This size is a bit shorter than the 305L of the N70.

The specs of the spiral wound are 800CA, 690CCA, RC110mins, 50Ah deep cycle 1800 cycles @ 30% DOD.

Internal resistance is very low for maximum cranking power.
Compared to flat plate designs, this low internal resistance is being kept low while the battery gets discharged.
This means you can still successfully crank your vehicle with an almost fully discharged AGM spiral wound battery.
This is not achievable with a flat plate starter (flooded or AGM) because their internal resistance rises steadily with the depth of discharge.

They can be had cheaper than the price you mentioned, more in my profile.

Best regards, Peter

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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:45

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 10:45
Peter,

It is my understanding AGMs don't like the heat of the engine bay. My battery sits just above the exhaust manifold which isn't very good.
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Follow Up By: Battery Value Pty Ltd - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:13

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:13
Hello Ben,

that's right, heat is the number one life shortener of ANY battery.
It's not just dry out, it's the number and severity of chemical side reactions inside the battery.
Dry out can be managed by adjusting the charging voltage accordingly.
But the temperature induced side reactions and the amount of corrosion and embrittlement of the positive grid f.e. can't be alleviated by adjusting down the charging voltage.
The only way to get a handle on these things is to take the feedstock for the side reactions out of the equation.
This is done by taking the calcium out of the grid alloy.
You then end up having pure lead/tin which is soft and therefore unsuitable for flat plate battery design (limited mechanical support for the heavy plates).

A workaround is to make the grids very thin but long, and together with the AGM separator and the other electrode, coil it all up and stuff it into a tight fitting cell container.

The end result is a battery design with favourable chemical properties even under extended temperatures, a very large active surface area and superior mechanical rigidity.

Pure lead/tin is the battery technology of choice for demanding applications like cranking/power supplies in tanks, mining gear and the like.

Still, heat will shorten its life, but not as rapidly as a flat plate design.

I recommend to use a heat reflecting metal shield between your exhaust and the battery plus a good flow of air.

Best regards, Peter
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 17:34

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 17:34
Bridgestone tyre dealers usually have them - KMart are very expensive.
2 months ago the N70 Extremes were $160 each on special at Bridgestone.
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Follow Up By: friar - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 20:23

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 20:23
I paid $165 for N70 Extreme from KMart about 2months ago,2 years warranty,replaced with new battey at no cost if it fails in the warranty period.The day I bought it was 25% off store wide .Friar.
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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 14:50

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 14:50
I just called Bridgestone. They quoted about $235 for the N70. Seems KMart is cheaper in this case but I'm still hanging out for the sales.
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 15:14

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 15:14
Exide Extremes have only 6 month warranty when used in deep cycle applications

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 17:23

Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 17:23
$235 is ridiculous. In Adelaide, you can get Exide Extremes at any Sprint auto parts or Don Kyatts for about $190.
Best place for batteries that I've found lately will get you the Century Overlander N70 for $162 but they are in adelaide. I don't know whether they can help out anyone in sydney - might be worth an email or phone call:http://batterydiscounters.com.au/
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Friday, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:40
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