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Old 5th September 2012, 18:20   #556
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Thanks Aroy, so should I retain this set up and cancel SMF plan

Also advise on the CG inverter vs Sukam inverte choice and how to measure that the batteries are being charged at the correct level for 150 AH batteries as CG doesnt have a switch at the back for this.Also doesnt SMF come with a safety valve so its explosion proof?

I need to make the replacements by tomorrow or so.

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. Have no idea what the CG inverter is. I have been quite happy with my own Sukam.

. If you have an DC ammeter (not the AC clamp type carried by electricians), then you can measure the charging current. A general rule of thumb is that the charging current should be 1/10 of the AH rating for normal charge and 1/20 for longer life. Once the correct voltage is reached the current reduces to 0.5A or less. The exact current is given in the technical literature of the battery manufacturer. As long as the current is not high for extended time, your battery is safe. A lower current is not detrimental, it will just increase the charging time.

For technical literature search the net. Exide and Base have the literature available, so do a lot of Chinese manufacturers.

. I have never noticed a safety valve on an SMF battery. You can check for it physically.
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Thanks!!!CG meant Crompton Greaves.
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Looking out for a battery for inverter for Sukam 0.6 KVA in pune.

Any suggestions and tentative pricing?
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There is a battery from Exide available specially for home inverter which requires minimal maintenance. Two years back when I had installed it costed around 10k

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I just ordered a Sukam Shiny 850VA and AMCO 150AH Tubular battery (6UPS 150T) from a dealer friend of mine for around 18,500/-.
I got it for a very good price and he was very informative on providing various options and solutions for my requirement.
The installation would be done on this Saturday. I had pre-ordered the battery before the price hike and I think this is a very good rate considering that AMCO 150T is a C10 battery.
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There is a battery from Exide available specially for home inverter which requires minimal maintenance. Two years back when I had installed it costed around 10k

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IT500 is one popular battery from Exide. This is almost maintenance free and lasts very long. Is this the one you are referring to?
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IT500 is one popular battery from Exide. This is almost maintenance free and lasts very long. Is this the one you are referring to?
The battery model which I have is IN1350plus
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I just ordered a Sukam Shiny 850VA and AMCO 150AH Tubular battery (6UPS 150T) from a dealer friend of mine for around 18,500/-.
I got it for a very good price and he was very informative on providing various options and solutions for my requirement.
The installation would be done on this Saturday. I had pre-ordered the battery before the price hike and I think this is a very good rate considering that AMCO 150T is a C10 battery.
It seems a good price.I am also planning to buy one this weekend in trivandrum and most probably will go for Sukam+Exide IT 500 combination.Can you please PM me the dealer details if possible.
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It seems a good price.I am also planning to buy one this weekend in trivandrum and most probably will go for Sukam+Exide IT 500 combination.Can you please PM me the dealer details if possible.

I had shortlisted and compared almost all makes(APC, Exide, V-Guard, Powercom, Igatech, Hykon) and finalized on Microtek and Su-kam. And I finally found the Su-kam deal as a good value for money and the service of Su-kam in Trivandrum is a notch above the rest.

The IT500 is a very good battery which is basically a C20 one and believe me, the asking rate at Trivandrum is really really high which takes away the advantage for IT500.

AMCO is C10 rated having a 40 months warranty and IT500 is a C20 battery which is having 48 months warranty.
Comparing these two, I found AMCO more VFM and exactly within my budget.
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As I have earlier specified, the Sukam Shiny 850 VA and AMCO 150 AH was installed today. Though the installation was planned on saturday, the installer could not come on Saturday due to personal urgency.
The installation was really excellent and went without even a single hitch, the person was very highly knowledgeable on the system and he even found out a couple of weak MCBs on the non-invertor lines and changed that. He was well equipped and the job was done with care.


The invertor system was procured from Govind Auto Spares at Pattom which is highly rated among the team-bhpians from Trivandrum.
Though I was not much fond of covering the invertor with a case, I was forced to do so due to my 3 year old son who is curious enough to experiment with almost anything in this vicinity. The case was made of high quality Poly propylene with nice finish and is tall enough to accommodate a full size Tubular battery.

(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other-...rivandrum.html (Bosch Spare Parts : Govind Auto (Trivandrum)))

Please let me share a few pictures of the installation
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I just ordered a Sukam Shiny 850VA and AMCO 150AH Tubular battery (6UPS 150T) from a dealer friend of mine for around 18,500/-.
I got it for a very good price and he was very informative on providing various options and solutions for my requirement.
The installation would be done on this Saturday. I had pre-ordered the battery before the price hike and I think this is a very good rate considering that AMCO 150T is a C10 battery.
The same configuration from the same dealer is now quoted Rs 22000 including trolley.I would like to know whether it is better to go for AMCO 150 AH or Exide IT 500 as the difference between them is minimal now.
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1. Can we run 29" CRT TV on 850 VA 100 AH setup? If yes then for how many hours?

2. 1. Can we run 32" LCD TV on 850 VA 100 AH setup? If yes then for how many hours?

PS: there would be 1-2 CFL and a fan may be added in this. Just wanted an approx.

Switching from 2.5KVA to smaller UPS is really a pain.
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The same configuration from the same dealer is now quoted Rs 22000 including trolley.I would like to know whether it is better to go for AMCO 150 AH or Exide IT 500 as the difference between them is minimal now.
Exide IT500 is a good battery as per the reviews and has got excellent service all around. Its rated 150AH at C20 for so in effect, it would be some 120AH at C10 rating where as AMCO is rated 150AH at C10 which would be nearly 180AH on C20 rating.

So theoretically AMCO should give you atleast 10-15% more backup for a given period of time. But IT500 has got almost 8 months more warranty than AMCO. So its upto you to decide if you want more backup or peace of mind
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Got a quote of around Rs. 6000 for Amaron 100 Ah battery (24 months warranty). This is after exchanging my old Amaron battery.

I think the model is AAM-SH-I1000H29R.

Is that a fair price?

The seller also has some other brand called "Powerzone" which apparently is also an Amaron brand. The warranty is 18 months and the price is less by around Rs. 700.

I am also interested in Exide Invasafe 600 due to the safety features.

My inverter is 500W (unbranded).
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It's not a fair price. A brand new 100 AH battery costs between 5K to 6K without any exchange.
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