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Old 27-04-2018, 02:46 PM   #16
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My maintenance free battery also last me 4.5 year. As I top up the liquid when it falls low.
maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?
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Old 27-04-2018, 02:51 PM   #17
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maintenance free battery need to top up??? what battery are you using?
Maybe a fully maintenance-able maintenance-free battery? =p
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Old 27-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #18
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simi maintenance free and need top up water....
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Old 27-04-2018, 03:27 PM   #19
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Do they still sell those batteries that require you to top up with battery water?!

This is a paid write-up aka advertisement.

www.google.com got more unbiased and detailed information

https://www.rotronicsbms.com/battery...ded-batteries/

Efb are just a enhanced version of Gel cell battery way below the AGM grade.


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Old 27-04-2018, 05:40 PM   #20
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Do they still sell those batteries that require you to top up with battery water?!
I still see sg lorries having those type of batteries. Should be still selling.

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Old 27-04-2018, 06:14 PM   #21
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Came across a battery article by SgCarMart. It explains well the different types of battery in the market today. Normal Maintenance Free vs AGM vs EFB type.

Have a read guys!

http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/events...s.php?AID=3534

Got coupon code too!
Some concept is wrong example: AGMs and EFBs have thicker internal plates than maintenance-free.

This means better is good for higher discard current. But not necessary means longer battery life.

Thinker plate means lower internal resistance and higher discharge current capability. As it is thick, it can build up chemical deposited quicker too and life spam may be shorter.

Come to the end is always use the recommended capacity and model designed for your car. Especially now a day, many cars has smart charging electronics build in. These circuit is design and tuned to specific capacity type.

http://www.sure-power.com/2014/01/flooded-vs-sealed-rechargeable-batteries/

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Old 27-04-2018, 06:15 PM   #22
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This is a paid write-up aka advertisement.

www.google.com got more unbiased and detailed information

https://www.rotronicsbms.com/battery-tips/what-you-need-to-know-about-efbs-enhanced-flooded-batteries/

Efb are just a enhanced version of Gel cell battery way below the AGM grade.


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You are right. Is basically a advertisement.
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Old 27-04-2018, 06:20 PM   #23
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I still see sg lorries having those type of batteries. Should be still selling.

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You are right. Still around, cheaper and last longer too. But not a prefer choice to lazy driver.
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Old 27-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #24
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Where to buy? If it is cheaper and lasts longer...

You are right. Still around, cheaper and last longer too. But not a prefer choice to lazy driver.
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Old 29-04-2018, 07:54 AM   #25
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From experience, most batteries these days will last 2 years before neeeding a replacement. After 2-3 incidents where Iíve had to jump start my car because of suddenly battery failure over the years, I now change my batteries at the 2 year mark (also recommended by a few workshops Iíve frequented over the years).

If you need to TOP up, use distilled water (available from petrol stations)
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:25 AM   #26
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I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.
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Old 29-04-2018, 09:56 AM   #27
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I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.
How much can you sell for?
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:01 AM   #28
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I alway change battery yearly, and sell of the second hand one. So it cost me $30-40 for battery per year and treat it as maintenance item.
Battery less than a year still look very good, and also good for those who want to scrap their ride and tide them over. Win win.
Makes sense. Where do u trade in? How much is the trade in? How much for a new batt?
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:18 AM   #29
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New one $85 for my ride, sold of the old one $50. Charged and ready to use. Don't need to trade in, go thru carousell.
Other battery models maybe different.
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Old 29-04-2018, 10:34 AM   #30
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What’s the capacity of your battery?

New one $85 for my ride, sold of the old one $50. Charged and ready to use. Don't need to trade in, go thru carousell.
Other battery models maybe different.
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