Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

18 Posts
May 12, 2010 03:28 pm
Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

I am interested in batteries for my off grid system.  I have a 400w system and used 12 alpha cell batteries (100 ah each, 12 v) from the cable company but they are going bad.  What can you offer to me.  I am in CT.
1 Posts
May 14, 2010 11:15 pm
Re: Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

Walmart selling 100A deep cycle battery around $90 each.
184 Posts
May 16, 2010 11:01 am
Re: Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

Have you tried Midstate in Bloomfield?  I would be nervous about buying used batteries.  I bought GC2's from a local (St. Louis) distributor.  Delivery was free, and they gave me credit for my dead batteries.  You can do an Internet search for battery distributors in your area, and compare prices and services.  Search for floor-scrubber or wheelchair batteries.  For me, GC2's gave me the most AH's for the money.  They were 6-volt types, so I had to create a series-parallel bank.  (Not a problem if you do the wiring right).  I haven't regretted my decision so far.
18 Posts
May 18, 2010 12:55 pm
Re: Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

What do you mean by GC2? 
351 Posts
May 18, 2010 03:13 pm
Re: Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

GC2 is a battery group number.
They are golf cart batteries with max dimensions of 10 3/8 Length x  7 3/16 Wide x 10 5/8 Height.
They fall somewhere in between 200AH and 300AH depending on specific model or mfg.
220 Posts
May 19, 2010 03:42 am
Re: Wanted, used deep cycle batteries in CT

 hey conrad,

 bummer having to replace that battery bank..always a bit hesitant to recommend used batteries to anyone. i've made do with some used stuff that came my way as freebies, and it's always hit and miss with that option.

 if there is a zero budget? might try sweet talking one of the local marinas into letting you check out some of the "cores" scheduled for return to the battery dealer, as some of the boat owners around here seem to shovel the money into their ships with the madness of Ahab. (how some of these guys ever earned any money is a mystery to me)

 if you have some kind of budget to work with..lucky for us we (i'm in hartford county) are in fair shape with battery dealers in CT.

 john mentioned midstate..we also have interstate battery that runs thru the state with on call pickup and delivery (in quantity's).. for a full service battery "builder" we have RAE battery in berlin..if you have a COSCO or SAMS card they have a T105 type battery in stock on a regular basis..wherever you get them, best to try for a set that came from the same lot number/same date.

cheers, dave


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