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hawkman541

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Posted: 11/11/10 08:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had just left Costco looking at the 6 volt batteries, and had stopped by Napa for a part. Sitting on the floor were these good size 6 volt batteries. Long, but not as wide and the same height as golf cart batteries.

The model numbers were part no. 7248 19 1/2" long, 10" high, and 4 1/4" wide. 250 minutes. $114.00 each. Two of these side by side would fit in the same foot print as my two 6 volt Deka batteries. They have another model 7212 for $99.00 but is 7in wide. 270 minutes.

Has anybody had any experience using these batteries. Anything would help. I'm looking to increase my dry camping battery time. Thanks in advance.


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Napa batteries are built by Exide, not a very good battery maker.

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You want Golf Cart(GC) batteries, not engine starting batteries. Go with the Costco for your RV batteries.


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I believe the batteries at NAPA are engine starting batteries and may not be what you are looking for. I think the long thin size is what are in my backhoe. I have always had good service from napa batteries and excellent service from the locally owned store. Good luck in your search for battery power!

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I have a pair of the NAPA 6 volt batteries that are the L-16 size. They are a little over 3 years old ant I just did a 10 hour draw down test on them and they are still at their new rating (right at 400 AH).

I can't speak for their starting batteries, but their deep cycles are just fine.

And who else will deliver a couple of 100+ pound batteries to your house for free?

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Excide is just as good a battery as any other.

Excide gets a bad rap from years ago when 99 out of 100 deep cycle batteries were Excides, and they were all being cooked to a slow death by the single stage converters that would boil a battery dry in a month.

That was back in the days where it was ok to let the RV batteries set stone dead for a month or 3, then 2 days before camping you plugged the RV in, and the battery boiler would do its thing all over again, and you were ready to go !
In those days, there was seldom a battery that lasted more than a year,....possibly 3.


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hawkman541 wrote:

I'm looking to increase my dry camping battery time. Thanks in advance.

What, exactly are your battery box dimensions? L, W, H?


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hawkman541 wrote:

I will double check tomorrow to see if the batteries are deep or starting batteries. The dimensions are: part no. 7248 19 1/2" long, 10" high, and 4 1/4" wide. 250 minutes. $114.00 each

Thanks again for those dimensions, but I was referring to the box where your batteries are stored.

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You need to find out the antimony content of the plates. If it is 5% then it is most likely that the batteries are meant to cycle. If you purchase heavy-truck construction batteries, they will fail at an early age and you will be stuck with the very limited commercial battery warranty. Somehow I have a difficult time imagining NAPA catering to alternative energy markets.

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I will double check tomorrow to see if the batteries are deep or starting batteries. The dimensions are: part no. 7248 19 1/2" long, 10" high, and 4 1/4" wide. 250 minutes. $114.00 each

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