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Old 10th May 2010, 15:55   #106
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A new battery should not need to be topped up... and 1.5 litres?!? Either you have overfilled it or Exide even worse than we thought.

Whats the manuf. date? Maybe its old, got discharged, and the dealer recharged it leading to some water loss. But even then I cannot imagine it needing 1.5 litres.
The DOM is April 2010. As mentioned, most of the indicators were just on the red line and two of them were below the red line.

As for over filling, I hope I did not. But to make life simple, let me go back and let the indicator float a couple of mm below the green line. Currently then are on the green line.
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Old 10th May 2010, 16:13   #107
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Has the inverter and batteries rates gone up ?

@Happywheels , 16.5 K for with 135 AH battery is quite high side .Should have been 10 -12 K .
I paid almost the same amount late last year for a similar setup from Sukam, with SF Sonic 135 Ah battery. I believe the rate is on par.
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Absolutely the rates are on par. I paid 9600 for SF sonic 150AH battery and got the complete inverter set up done by an Exide dealer.
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Last year around , APC BI1000 VA inverter(pure sine wave ) + 100AH X 2 Amoron Shield Batteries (48 months warranty ) + APC inverter stand for 18.5 K .

So basically 1000VA pure sine wave inverter + a total of 200 AH battery for the cost .

Compared to the above , 135 Ah battery + 800 VA +stand looks costly at 16.5 K .
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Last year around , APC BI1000 VA inverter(pure sine wave ) + 100AH X 2 Amoron Shield Batteries (48 months warranty ) + APC inverter stand for 18.5 K .

So basically 1000VA pure sine wave inverter + a total of 200 AH battery for the cost .

Compared to the above , 135 Ah battery + 800 VA +stand looks costly at 16.5 K .
When i enquired about APC inverter around the time i bought mine, they were quoting Rs. 21k for the whole setup, for pure sine wave inverter. Looks like prices did go up around the time i was looking. Co-incidentally, this was the period when there was large scale blackouts in Bangalore, which might have pushed up demand and consequently prices.
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Guys I am planning to buy an inverter for my home.
The quote given for 800 VA sine wave luminous inverter with single battery and trolley was 12 K with 2 years warranty.
Could someone let me know the feedback about luminous inverters.
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CG inverter is quiet good, on ups mode the computer wont reboot but on normal mode it wont switch to batt if thier is half current, need to be on ups mode itself.
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My Inverter + Battery Costed around 15,500 ( two months before )
Falcom ups sukarm brand - 5400
Amaron shield battery 9500.

Total - Rs.15500 including wiring
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Absolutely the rates are on par. I paid 9600 for SF sonic 150AH battery and got the complete inverter set up done by an Exide dealer.
SF sonic batteries are marketed by Exide Industries and the quality of the sonic batteries are far better than their (exide ) batteries
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Guys I am planning to buy an inverter for my home.
The quote given for 800 VA sine wave luminous inverter with single battery and trolley was 12 K with 2 years warranty.
Could someone let me know the feedback about luminous inverters.
What battery is it Tubular, semi tubular and how much AH?
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I'm still wondering why these battery dealers purchase old battery from us? May be they are repairing battery and reselling to unsuspecting customers like us.
Can somebody clarify this doubt?
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I'm still wondering why these battery dealers purchase old battery from us? May be they are repairing battery and reselling to unsuspecting customers like us.
Can somebody clarify this doubt?
Yes that is done too. The majority of old batteries however go back to the factories for recycling. There is a lot of stuff in there which can be recovered.
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I'm still wondering why these battery dealers purchase old battery from us? May be they are repairing battery and reselling to unsuspecting customers like us.
Can somebody clarify this doubt?
While most of the batts go to manufacturers for recycling (lead), some are used by possibly illegal, small time manufacturers and come back into the market usually under their own brand brand names. I'v been told that such stuff is usually bought by auto-rickshaws, including 6 seaters, etc., where battery is not critical for cranking.

Have never heard of fakes in batteries; but still make sure you get a genuine guarantee card and cash-memo with your purchase.
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BASE is good one, it is competitively priced than other branded batteries, and you can get 150 AH at the cost of 120 ah of other brands.
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I wanted to get a eplacement battery for my inverter and I stopped at an Exide dealer in Koramangala. He showed me the Exide Inverter Plus 1000 battery, 100AH. This is not a SMF (Sealed Maintenance Free) battery and he said that they do not stock SMF batteries since there is very low demand for them.

My questions are:

1) Would the Inverter Plus 1000 give out any harmful lead fumes. I have installed the inverter in a corner of my living room. Living room is spacious and I have the fan on all of the time I'm sitting there. But we're away for 8-10 hours a day, plusr 8 hours at night in the bedroom, so no fan then. How will this affect the fumes level?
2) Should I pay extra to buy an SMF battery
OR should I shift the inverter to the attached car
garage adjoining the living room. There's no fan in
the garage,obviously. Also, the car would be parked
there at night
OR
buy the Inverter Plus 1000 and leave it where it is.
3) Does anyone know a dealer for Exide or any other reputed brand selling SMF batteries in Koramangala or HSR layout (preferred).

Any replies would be really appreciated, since the power cuts are maddening these days. Sometimes 3-4 times a day, once I counted 7 a couple of weekends ago.
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