Batteries

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 18:44
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has anyone else had their batteries die after about 12 months Ritar AGM's
I thought this was a bit soon as my mates still on his gells after 6 years

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Reply By: The Hob - Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 21:13

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 at 21:13
We got our Ritars in Aug 2010 and still going strong (I hope they stay that way)

Replacing 4 batteries at a go is expensive!

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 05:55

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 05:55
You did well Jar our originals lasted 6 months.

Second set, 5.5 years and still working fine. Touch wood
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Follow Up By: Maximus - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:01

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:01
Mick

Got mine about the same time as you did. They fade away this trip and I replaced them at BT. Sad to see them go.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:28

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:28
No no no Barrie ...

Repeat after me ...

Micks batteries will continue to keep on keeping on ....

:-)

Please don't put the mozza on them ... There there nice batteries ....
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Reply By: Dynamic Duo - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:24

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:24
Hi guys ,
we also had trouble with Ritars our first set lasted only around seven months they were replaced no problems under warranty the second set lasted around the same time .
Alco were not quite as good to deal with second time around but did come to the party ours were replaced with Discover batteries so far so good
The agent we dealt with claimed there was a bad batch and our first ones were replaced with the same type / batch (we were told the grey case model had some issues)
Alco rep would not deny or confirm this at the time
I believe BT factory supply Discover now to new vans
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:57

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 06:57
I had the dreaded red top AGMs in my van when we took delivery in 2009. They failed and were replaced under warranty, but the second lot didn't last very long either.

I replaced them with the Ritars just on 12 months ago (exactly 12 months ago actually). When I read about some of them failing I had them tested at Alco in Belmont in Perth before we left on this trip. They said they are fine although I don't know exactly what the test was.

I'll be very annoyed if these go the way of the Red Tops.

If they do, I'll either look into Lithiums or get some Full River AGMs. They seem to have a good rep.

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Follow Up By: Fugly - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:32

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:32
Hi Stephen,

It seems that the "Discover" AGM's are the ones recommended in new BT's at present.

We suggest you check it out.

Our current "FullRiver's" are now over 6 years old (18 months in our possession) and will need replacement soon we guess... we plan to use the " Discover" AGM's unless anybody comes up with a better recommendation.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 18:13

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 18:13
Hullo Craig,

Yes, I know that BT have replaced the Ritars with Discovers. I had a quick look at them when my batteries were being tested.

It's still a bit of a lottery with new batteries and new brands, but I have yet to hear of anyone who is unhappy with FullRivers. They are marginally bigger than the Ritars so I have to make sure the battery box is big enough, when the time comes.

I might even make a bigger box with a plexiglass top.

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Reply By: Maximus - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:49

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 07:49
I must repeat that...

"Micks batteries will continue to keep on keeping on ...."

and I know all my friends in the Colosseum ..

"will give them the thumbs up.."
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Reply By: Jars on tour - Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:47

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 17:47
Thanks for your input guys
We contacted BT and they were most helpful but unfortunately there were no Alco dealers in the area where they failed so we installed some exides at our cost as we were heading bush for an extended period Hope these will do the job

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