I get all my wet cell batts for boat, car, truck from "Batteries Plus" outlet. Batteries Plus Bulbs and Battery Store â€“ Find Battery for laptop, auto, cell phone, SLA, and more - light bulb and LED - Recycling and Sales
Been over six years. None have gone bad. Good prices, good service.
East Penn is their batt provider. EP is biggest in world and top quality, made in USA. Pleased to answer questions on the phone too; will have engineer get back to you if needed. East Penn Manufacturing â€“ The world's largest single site, family-owned lead-acid battery manufacturer
Secrets with wet cell batts:
1. Good quality manufacturer
2. Don't draw the charge down too low or leave them even somewhat low for long at all... before full recharge. (follow batt mfg and model charge-level instructions)
- When not used, batts should be fully recharged at least once every four months. (I do not recommend leaving trickle or other type charger activated when away from batts for more than 24 hrs. - may burn their interiors up if charger malfunctions, might even create a fire. I also believe that any constant charger activity shortens batt life even if charger works correctly).
3. ALWAYS... keep electrolyte level well above led plates (but not too full) and only use clean distilled water. Check level about every six months.
Happy Batt Daze - Art