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Energy/Electricity Storage and Use/Grid Connection => Off-Grid, Batteries & Inverters => Topic started by: TT on March 17, 2019, 08:44:59 PM



Title: Halford Batteries
Post by: TT on March 17, 2019, 08:44:59 PM
So looking for a small 12volt set up for the garage to play with and learn about batteries.

Was looking for a couple of 12 volt 100Ah batteries in parallel.
I was thinking that if I buy a dedicated battery from Halfords, they are local and way to deal with.
Online purchases pay a premium for postage.

So the HLB700 from Halfords appears to be a rebadged yuasa battery.

Have various 12 volt chargers and lab portable power supplies and 12 volt inverters alteady
So only have batteries to get.

Any comments



Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: ecogeorge on March 17, 2019, 09:03:40 PM
Scrap yard ? 2 x  old car batts ?? cheaper and got a scrap value after you've killed them  ;D


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: RIT on March 17, 2019, 09:33:24 PM
If you own a car and have it serviced at somewhere that knows you for repeat business ask if they have any old batteries. If they like you, they may set aside a few that can hold a charge but can't turn over an engine.


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: TT on March 17, 2019, 09:49:15 PM
Think I will try a leisure battery, a new One so I can learn if i killed it early or it was like that to start with 😩

The battery can be relegated to the campervan if things don't work out



Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: oliver90owner on March 17, 2019, 10:26:45 PM
Whether you kill them might well depend on the type of cell and the way you use them.  Leisure batteries are perhaps better than automotive types - but not necessarily so.

Outlining what you expect from your new battery/batteries might well save you some heartache - or at least some wasted pennies - by taking advice from similar users.

Automotive type batteries do not like being discharged and certainly are only long-lived if kept fully charged - but not over-charged.


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: knighty on March 17, 2019, 10:49:11 PM
Think I will try a leisure battery, a new One so I can learn if i killed it early or it was like that to start with 😩
The battery can be relegated to the campervan if things don't work out

get a new one for your car/campervan/whatever and then plan with the old one you take off?

at least that way even if you kill it you still have a nice new battery in use?


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: Bikerzz on June 10, 2019, 10:16:03 AM
Where are you in the country?
I have a few new 100Ah ones here.


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: myozone on June 10, 2019, 11:22:25 AM
You could always try this  :crossed

https://bit.ly/2WwYSp2

www.youtube.com AIT4BYJ2jCg







Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: Iain on June 10, 2019, 11:56:00 AM

Hi
If you live near Plymouth?

https://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30695.msg346368.html#msg346368

Iain


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: smegal on June 10, 2019, 11:58:33 AM
So looking for a small 12volt set up for the garage to play with and learn about batteries.

Was looking for a couple of 12 volt 100Ah batteries in parallel.
I was thinking that if I buy a dedicated battery from Halfords, they are local and way to deal with.
Online purchases pay a premium for postage.

So the HLB700 from Halfords appears to be a rebadged yuasa battery.

Have various 12 volt chargers and lab portable power supplies and 12 volt inverters alteady
So only have batteries to get.

Any comments



If you are to go down the new Halfords battery route. They are 84 with a trade card. If you don't have access to one, I can do a click and collect for you.


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: biff on June 10, 2019, 01:32:59 PM
Iains UPS.
             Is a good model. Ideal for a small off grid installaton. I have never known one of those to give trouble. They have quite a lot of self protection built in.
 Being pure sine wave it will light the florescent tubes and  deal kindly with laptops monitors etc. It will also run the Aldi 880watt drill and 1200watt  grinder (adjustable Speed models).
       Biff


Title: Re: Halford Batteries
Post by: TT on June 10, 2019, 03:23:28 PM
Thanks,

Was going to buy 2 crown 6 volt batteries, but transportation to deepest darkest NE Fife, put the stop to that, so I did buy 2 halfords batteries which are rebadged  Yuasa L35-115 and have gone down the 12 volt parallel route.

Made a nice dc isolator and fitted it to the body of an AC isolator so it has a decent housing.
My inverter comes with 10mm2 positive and negative leads supplied, so just fired these crimped lead to the isolator.
Made some 25mm2 fused leads for both batteries and combined these to power the isolator.
Completed this on Sunday night, just going to bench test in the garage before fitting this on the changeover switch at the consumer unit.

Will then work on integrating battery charging to it once installed.