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    Default UPS batteries and maintenance

    I bought myself a 24v, 2400vA inverter in a box purely for load shedding survival, TV, DSTV and WiFi router.

    The supplier did not have batteries in stock, maybe a blessing in disguise?

    My question is what batteries should I buy? And if there is no load shedding for an extended period should I periodically switch off the supply to cycle the batteries?

    Finally where is the best place to buy deep cycle batteries?
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    I'm using the First National Battery (Exide/Raylite/Chloride) SMF100 102Ah Leisure batteries with my inverters at home. The battery with the treaded posts.
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    I have the same question re switching off the power source in order to cycle the batteries...
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    I exercise all my batteries on 1st of every month.
    All in top condition still after maybe 6 or 7 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    I exercise all my batteries on 1st of every month.
    All in top condition still after maybe 6 or 7 years.
    Thanks Duncan, what does exercise entail please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian1 View Post
    ... where is the best place to buy deep cycle batteries?
    I suggest you contact the Dixon factory directly -

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