CHEAP AGM BATTERIES - BUYER BEWARE!
The old adage of you get what you pay for has never been truer in the low-cost AGM battery market.
With so many product offerings in the marketplace, especially online, consumers can and do fall for some amazing claims as to battery performance.
So, what really is the difference between some low-cost batteries, and our quality products?
The pics below (Brand X) are an example of what some manufacturers will do to sell their product to unsuspecting customers.
One battery in question has a very impressive Amp Hour rating and the usual charge information printed.
On opening the battery, it was discovered that the top of the cells each had a SEALED plastic container containing a liquid (magic acid?).
One would assume the manufacturing date is April 1st!
The second battery (see pic) has glass plates fitted, instead of positive and negative plates.
Of course, this battery would have similar weight to the real thing, but in fact only has a few active plates in each cell. The battery would charge and discharge normally, but have only a fraction of the expected Amp Hour capacity.
Weighing and capacity testing of batteries like these will quickly reveal their true nature and will only highlight the quality of our product offerings.
Both of these examples turned up in the Queensland marketplace.