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It's not voltage that matters. It's amperage under load that matters.
 
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thats just reminded me I would need to change my battery as its 9 years old, I can't even remember the make.(texecom?)
it hasn't given me any problems yet but I must change it just the same :oops:
 
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Atilla

I have used Yuasa batteries & they have long lived past 5 years.

The thing being that it all depends upon the application, the charging, how they are used etc.
To say that they only have a 5 year live as maximum is a bit harsh, perhaps ot ought to recommend that they are tested annually & replaced after 5 years.

thank you - another sane person joins the forum

Also, if a battery measures less that 13.2volts does not mean its knackered.
AFAIK If they measure less than 12 volts then they are either flat or knackered.


sorry my mistake for not qualifying the statement - a simple minimum measurement rule we have for all our engineers

" if it shows less than 13.2v then its knackered....."

basicly what that means is if have found over the years that if wouldnt last another year



i`ve seen them at 20 years plus still within limits
 
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We, depending on the type of contract, check once or twice a year and replace all batteries at five years (or before) regardless.
 
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Manufacturers instructions say to do so, so thats what should be done.

It is not "a perfectly good" battery.

It is a battery which is still working, but it coming to the end of its useful life.

Would you rather risk leaving the battery in, against the manufacturers recommendation, and just hope it doesn't fail and compromise the integrity of the system?

What if it were a fire alarm? Would you risk peoples lives for the sake of routine replacement of standby batteries at an interval recommended by the manufacturers?
 
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Manufacturers instructions say to do so, so thats what should be done.

It is not "a perfectly good" battery.

It is a battery which is still working, but it coming to the end of its useful life.

Would you rather risk leaving the battery in, against the manufacturers recommendation, and just hope it doesn't fail and compromise the integrity of the system?

What if it were a fire alarm? Would you risk peoples lives for the sake of routine replacement of standby batteries at an interval recommended by the manufacturers?


no they dont, yes it is , no its not , it isnt a risk as they dont and no it wont either point, no risk involved as its not



answered in order - you know nothing about batteries and how they work

do you recalibrate the table for temperatures under the manfs ? anyone who says a battery HAS to be changed on a certain date is quite simply ripping people off
 
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With a great reply like that, I'd best keep my mouth shut. You are clearly a far more superior knowledgeble being than I am. :rolleyes:

What time will you be logging on as barsteward tonight?
 
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Atilla

With a great reply like that, I'd best keep my mouth shut. You are clearly a far more superior knowledgeble being than I am. :rolleyes:

What time will you be logging on as barsteward tonight?



barstewards a friend of mine from the trade - were not one person, were just correcting the misinformation and quite frankly dangerous advice from members claiming trade knowledge when its obvious the`re charlatans and or plasterers.


so when did you last change your car battery ?
 
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replace all batteries at five years (or before) regardless.


pointless - you`d be happy paying for a perfectly good battery to be changed ?
I do like people who use 'selective quoting' to belittle a post that they obviously do not or want to understand.

I wrote -
"We, depending on the type of contract, check once or twice a year and replace all batteries at five years (or before) regardless."

I'll explain, the battery change cost is included in the annual maintenance charge, eg. panel and 2 power supplies (3batts) the batteries WILL be changed at least every 5 years based on their installation date, the interval recommended by the manufacturer, at no additional cost.
Or, sooner if found to be necessary, at no extra cost. Prolonged power cuts, storm damage etc aside.

Oh and P.S.

Who is ripping people off then?

It's the difference between alarm companies, some even offer a good service for the peace of mind of their customers.[/b]
 
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LOL -I missed the "we....." thats all my comments still stand.

(your still charging for work that doesnt need doing) and before you go off on one about offering a good service please bear in mind you have no idea of who we are or how long we have been in business or the number of customers we have
 
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it doesnt matter who you are or how many customers you have.
People brought skodas (the old ones) thinking they were good, skoda sold thousands of them.

Just because a person can sell sh*t does not make that person any good.
 
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it doesnt matter who you are or how many customers you have.
People brought skodas (the old ones) thinking they were good, skoda sold thousands of them.

Just because a person can sell sh*t does not make that person any good.



were on about repetative business through customer service not sales figures.


and ripping people off by changing things that dont need changing (bit like you see on house of horrors usually) just because they have reached a set date
 
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breezer

ok then, put it this way.

hello madam /sir, your battery is 5 years old.

the makers say i should change it.

my meter readings say it is ok, my tinpot tester from ACT says its ok, but i can leave it if yoiu like and wait till it causes you grief or change it now which would you prefer?

not rocket science is it?
 

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