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Old 05-16-2014, 11:58 AM   #15
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Yep, I still go for the Interstate or Wal-Mart batteries at less than $125 each. Local warrantee, uses a standard charger, technology as old as horse shoes, but they still work as well.

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Old 05-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #16
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I go for FREE, 74 Ahr, group 24, gel cell batteries from my local wheel chair vendor.

No warranty though.

But I gotta say carbon foam is just fun to say.

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #17
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The high cost could be due to low production volume. Give it 4 or 5 years. If it's all they claim it is, the production numbers will be up by then and price will have come down. OTOH, if it's a bunch of blue sky, they will probably have faded away by then.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by reeves99 View Post
Presumably they'd weigh a lot less than a lead acid battery so might be practical for an RV.
One would think so given the use of the word "foam", right? But they're not any lighter than an ordinary battery.

According to the specs at this link, weight is 75 pounds- exactly the same as the same size (group 31) Diehard lead-acid battery at this link.

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