- Feb 26, 2011
Yes cheap batteries, you were robbed if they sold it at R2600 each. I bought the 35ah when I started out and they were useless, I did not mind though because they were cheap at some China shop.@RedViking
New to the forum but read through your tread.
My question is how is your batteries holding up?
I bought four Mercer units in March 2019. Now one is giving trouble.
(Mecer 2400VA 1440W 24V Inverter)
It normally lasted 2 hours easily with 75% still full after Load Shedding.
Now all of a sudden it switches off after about an hour. But after load shedding and back on mains it shows battery full and only charge for about 30min and stops. (use to be hours before it stops charging)
Phone computer shop this morning and he told me it’s the batteries and apparently not good batteries but was all he could get hold of in back in March (bought units from him)
Its ECCO batteries? Any why this could only last 11 months with a 25% load on it if there were load shedding?
I paid R7900 per unit back then.
Batteries BA120 ECCO deep cycle was R2600 each and lasted 11 months?
Please feel free to comment and advise. I see him on Monday.