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#1 Anjo

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 04:09 PM

Hi guys,

I was offered a good deal on a 3K battery for my car, Are any of you guys using it? How good is it when compared with other brands like Exide and GS?

Thanks in Advance

#2 Devinda_Z

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:04 PM

used one sometime back & was decent

nothing to write home about but certainly no complaints...

how much of a difference is there in the price between 3K & the others?

made in Thailand is it?
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:07 AM

Better than Exide and i dont know about the GS ... currently using and ok for me

Edited by ferrarif50, 16 December 2008 - 09:07 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:23 AM

Yup! made in Thailand

The place that gave the offer has a batch of batteries without the warranty card and offered them at reduced rate. I don't think I can mention the name and prices here (or can I?) but PM me and will give you the info if you're interested


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE(Anjo @ Dec 16 2008, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup! made in Thailand

The place that gave the offer has a batch of batteries without the warranty card and offered them at reduced rate. I don't think I can mention the name and prices here (or can I?) but PM me and will give you the info if you're interested



i was using GLOBAL NS40ZL for 4 years without a problem. last week i was looking batteries. here are the prices

most places:-

Yuasa NS40ZL -6800/= (i was looking this)
Global MF -6800/= (failed in the market. because so many problems)
GS 6500/=
EXIDE 5500/=

but one place i got
GS 5500/=
EXIDE 4975/=


all prices with one year warranty.

they told me to buy EXIDE Because its made in sri lanka and BROWNS service is good. so i bought EXIDE one i don't know what will happen.


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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:31 AM

Last time i remember in our Old CR-27 we used FB (Japanese) 80NS Battery for like 5 years or more. it's available at Douglas and sons (Panchikawatte) but no idea how the prices are now. rolleyes.gif right now I'm using GS 40NS for the Car. so far no problem after 1 year.
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#7 Devinda_Z

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:11 PM

used a GS maintainence free 70NS for close to 3 years without any major issues

Exide is generally alright but don't expect it to last too far beyon the warranty period mellow.gif
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

QUOTE(Devinda_Z @ Dec 16 2008, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
used a GS maintainence free 70NS for close to 3 years without any major issues

Exide is generally alright but don't expect it to last too far beyon the warranty period mellow.gif



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Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

Ado Dev just busted 14k on a semi-sealed Exide! lol it was 70. Now I'm wondering if it was too much sad.gif I was in a hurry
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

QUOTE(Elvis_Pil @ Dec 17 2008, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ado Dev just busted 14k on a semi-sealed Exide! lol it was 70. Now I'm wondering if it was too much sad.gif I was in a hurry

define semi sealed pls? unsure.gif
paid 8500 for an ordinary Exide of the same capacity around March this year machan... i honestly got fed up of looking for a maintainence free battery of that capacity so just gave up and got the exide... i've managed to drain it once already after not having run the car [so no fault of the battery,purely mine] sad.gif
Pilla gotta ask, are you running a largish ICE system? , cuz 65 ah for petrol 4 pot = overkill (just a tad huh.gif ) ? unsure.gif

Edited by Devinda_Z, 18 December 2008 - 10:01 AM.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:19 PM

Its a maintenance free battery that has a seal that you can break and refill when needed. (Exide ATB) The ICE is above average but certainly not largish. Donno about overkill but I just replaced the Bat that came with the car and I dont think the previous owner had done any spec changes.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE(Elvis_Pil @ Dec 17 2008, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its a maintenance free battery that has a seal that you can break and refill when needed. (Exide ATB) The ICE is above average but certainly not largish. Donno about overkill but I just replaced the Bat that came with the car and I dont think the previous owner had done any spec changes.


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Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE(Elvis_Pil @ Dec 17 2008, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its a maintenance free battery that has a seal that you can break and refill when needed. (Exide ATB)

adey that sounds like the perfect compromise between the two!
how the hell did miss this sad.gif
how long is the warranty period machan?
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:25 AM

QUOTE(Nilantha @ Dec 18 2008, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Friends. Can you please comment about your experience using Exide batteries?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:42 PM

i have used the NS70 maintenance free battery in the Vz-R & i got 2 replacements within 1 year , the final replacement battery lasted only for about 1 yr. so shifted back to the normal exide Ns70 which i have been using for the last 2 1/2 yrs still running fine according to browns when i went for the last checkup.

Edited by MRM, 19 December 2008 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE(Devinda_Z @ Dec 18 2008, 11:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
adey that sounds like the perfect compromise between the two!
how the hell did miss this sad.gif
how long is the warranty period machan?



Yeah machan that's what I thought as well. Warranty was the usual one year. I was also impressed by the unit's build quality - I've actually never had a problem with Exide. I used an ATB in the Civic as well (fully sealed) for about 2 1/2 years or so
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

I bought a Exide Semi-sealed 12V-55AMP for a 14k today from Browns... The old battery was charging properly (though the indicator showed green). Was desperate to get it changed since I didn't want to stay on the road looking for helpers to push my car.
Pila... How is the experience with yours??? unsure.gif


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