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What do people think about this battery on fleabay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303286309558.

I'm shopping around for batteries to rewire electrics on bus. Generally, I think if something is too good to be true, it's....... Yet, the seller has over 120,000 sales and 97% positive feedback. This puzzles me.

I'll only need for a year or so while I save up for self-build LiFePO4 battery pack and B2B charging system. 

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Their feedback doesn't look very good to me, I wouldn't buy from them. :?:
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tobydog wrote: 22 Mar 2021, 12:15 Their feedback doesn't look very good to me, I wouldn't buy from them. :?:

Thanks. I'm thinking along the same lines myself. Yet, 97% positive reviews make me wonder if I should take a chance.

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I have delt with them before , no problems....
I have two batteries supplied by them on other vehicles , past their warrentry period and working fine 

however that is not a leisure battery , it’s a rebadged starter battery , it lists CCA . Leisure batteries don’t have a CCA rating . 

i bought this one for a leisure 
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171266847230
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On a slightly related note - my last motorcycle battery came with an acid pack but I've been told has  now been banned and means I'd have to get the new mail order one filled locally .

Neither of the suppliers in the links above mention the acid (that I spotted), so have I missed something here please? Or is it down to how the acid is contained in the battery that allows them to be sent pre-filled?

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The ones I have had have been filled and fully charged . 
the most recent was two years ago mind 
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Thanks Steve.

On that basis I've checked my understanding and found it only affects motorcycle batteries(!), so an absolute and total red herring as regards this thread.

Sorry for the distraction.

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I’ve one of theirs under the passenger seat as a leisure battery.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/90AH-80-85-9 ... 69de585f8c

Only criticism is the claim of 90ah, to compare with other manufacturers it’s actually 75ah @ c20.

But it holds a charge well and has doubled up to boost the main battery if left for any period.
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