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"Renewed" industrial batteries

What is the deal with companies selling "renewed" industrial batteries? There is a company in the US that is offering a 4 year warranty and one out of Canada that has a one year warranty. One comapany says that they actually cut each cell open and fix them. My battery supplier says that a battery can't be "renewed"(and I agree), but if they don't last how can you give a guy a 4 year warranty or is it just a matter of telling someone what they want to hear?
  • Posted 20 May 2008 04:41
  • Discussion started by duodeluxe
  • United States
duodeluxe
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They have been opening up auto batts for years.Flush them out change shorted cells new acid then return to service.The major fail of batterys is junk in the lower case shorting cells out.But htat junk is cell right?So how good is a recon battery?That black painted battery at the carlot just dont seem to last long.But they only need them to last long enough for you to buy it.Some customers out there might be ok with a rebuilt batt.IE 2 to 3 hrs a day run.But the 6 to 20 hr a day customers would best buy a new one.
  • Posted 24 May 2008 21:20
  • Reply by proshadetree
  • Tennessee, United States
I was sent some of that magic elixir once from a vendor and it was useless. As far as cutting open cells that is a new one on me
  • Posted 23 May 2008 23:59
  • Reply by JDBurton
  • Virginia, United States
I agree that a battery can be somewhat reconditioned by replacing bad cells and equalizing the acid. But they say that they cut each cell open, clean the plates and put some magical elixir in and whamo the battery is renewed and carries a 4 year warranty. You can check them out at newlifebatteries dot com. I have already lost a deal to them. Unfortunately, when times get tough people flock to those that tell them what they want to hear....and most of the time they don't come back because they don't want to lose face.
  • Posted 21 May 2008 22:13
  • Reply by duodeluxe
  • United States
duodeluxe
Deka reconditions batteries for us by load testing, replacing bad cells, resealing and adjusting the acid. Never seen a 4 year warranty on one though.
  • Posted 21 May 2008 01:27
  • Reply by JDBurton
  • Virginia, United States
Iv seen the rebuilt batteries.It a crap shoot sometimes you get a winner and sometimes you get the ****.They replace dead cells with used cells or new if used cant be found.Then you might have a fair battery or still the ****.
Enter at your own risk should be posted over their door.
  • Posted 20 May 2008 19:47
  • Reply by proshadetree
  • Tennessee, United States
I have seen "Refurbished" batteries before, but they are kind of like a "Refurbished" forklift, Washed off and a "paint job"
You can't polish a ****. Many a person has been down that road with those batteries, it's a hassle.
After going through all the switched out batteries under "warranty", most just bite the bullet and get a new one.
  • Posted 20 May 2008 08:36
  • Modified 20 May 2008 09:20 by poster
  • Reply by roadrat
  • North Carolina, United States
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