- 28 Oct 2005
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It's not voltage that matters. It's amperage under load that matters.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What time will you be logging on as barsteward tonight?
I do like people who use 'selective quoting' to belittle a post that they obviously do not or want to understand.
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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