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Rene T

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Looking for a battery for my house generator
« on: October 09, 2017, 05:31:17 PM »
I have a standby generator at my home and it needs a new battery. I've made several calls and prices range from $49.00 at Walmart and up to $123.00 at Napa. It is a Group 26R battery and CCA is 540. Should I be concerned with buying the Walmart battery?  Five of the places I called, were $100.00 to $124.00 and one place was $78.00.
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Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

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Re: Looking for a battery for my house generator
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 06:03:09 PM »
It looks like the Walmart is a wet cell so it may need an occasional watering vs a sealed automotive battery. Higher prices may be  sealed designed.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/duracell-automotive-battery-group-size-26r/prod3590215.ip

Rene T

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Re: Looking for a battery for my house generator
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 06:12:32 PM »
It looks like the Walmart is a wet cell so it may need an occasional watering vs a sealed automotive battery. Higher prices may be  sealed designed.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/duracell-automotive-battery-group-size-26r/prod3590215.ip

Never thought of that. Thanks. I know the one that was $78.00 is a maintenance free battery. I told the guy that's what I wanted and he said most of them come that way.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

QZ

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Re: Looking for a battery for my house generator
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 07:46:48 PM »
Never thought of that. Thanks. I know the one that was $78.00 is a maintenance free battery. I told the guy that's what I wanted and he said most of them come that way.

We sold and installed B&S home units that usually ran on nat gas and they  always had a maintenance free battery.

 

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