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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Need A Battery?

My 12 volt air compressor died recently. It uses a lead acid sealed battery similar to what is in a UPS. I pulled the battery and got the info off of it and went battery hunting. From the original equipment manufacturer it was $30 plus shipping. I compared prices for a new unit similar to mine and was looking at roughly $60 so I figured replacing the battery was more cost effective. I shopped around and the best price I found was at Battery Mart. They had a good price on the battery and weren’t trying to recoup it on the shipping. Total cost with shipping was $25 and change. They shipped immediately and I had the battery in a couple of days. I will use them again and I suggest you look at them for your battery needs. This is not a paid blog and I have no relationship whatsoever with Battery Mart except as a customer.

A caveat for when battery shopping, when the battery has those spade connectors, pull the leads off and measure, do not measure from the base. Apparently F1 is 3/16” and F2 is ¼” and they are not interchangeable. Since I measured the base of the spade without taking off the leads, I ordered a battery with F2 spades and my leads wouldn’t fit. Of course in the wealth of parts I have there were no F2 connectors so off to radio shack and picked up a mixed bag of 3 male and 3 female connectors for $2.11 including tax. A couple of crimps and a little solder and I was up and running. If you want to avoid that extra step, make sure you measure your spades with the leads off.

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