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Old 12-06-2018, 08:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll be checking for the date codes. Usually I keep the receipts but I can't find this one. Thanks to all that contributed. All very useful information for me. Thank you.
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Bought a Harbor Frt. load tester yesterday and it appears the battery is weak. Then, as suggested by TD, the date was April 2014, plus over 2 or three days, after i charged it up, it fell to 66 Percent. Guess I'll be getting another one soon. Thank you all for the help.
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Bought a Harbor Frt. load tester yesterday and it appears the battery is weak. Then, as suggested by TD, the date was April 2014, plus over 2 or three days, after i charged it up, it fell to 66 Percent. Guess I'll be getting another one soon. Thank you all for the help.
Telltale signs of a weak/bad battery.

Check the new battery when you get it as well... if they sit on the shelf waiting to be sold, they can lose 0.10v per month.. sits for 4 or 5 months or more and it'll be a dead battery (not bad, just dead) right from the get go.. and will need to be recharged before being put into service.
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Bought a Harbor Frt. load tester yesterday and it appears the battery is weak. Then, as suggested by TD, the date was April 2014, plus over 2 or three days, after i charged it up, it fell to 66 Percent. Guess I'll be getting another one soon. Thank you all for the help.
Consider getting an AGM battery. (absorb glass mat)
As sealed type, you will never have to worry again with corroded terminals.
AGM's tend to be very powerful around 800CCA and are considered a deep cycle battery.
The best is an Odyssey & tested at 1219 CCA when new.
They last a very very long time indeed. Virgin lead and never a catastrophic failure.
ODYSSEY Battery - Design Advantages

Other AGM's like Excide Edge -(Bosch) and Deka almost all manufactures are offering AGM batteries today.
My Odyssey is now 8 years old and still performs great, well worth the $.
The other AGM are under $200 and should well last 5-6 years.
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