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A few general battery questions
Written by literidr on 6/9/2010 at 03:37 am

Hey "pc800dork":

I wouldn't want to trust the Everstart in my PC. Generally the "X" in the
battery size talks about the AGM type of battery. Since the Everstart doesn't
have that in their part number, I would assume it to be an old school lead acid
battery. You really don't want to put that type of battery in the confined
environment of the PC bodywork. One problem has to do with the venting of the
explosive hydrogen gases released by the old school batteries. Another problem
has to do with the amount of corrosion that occurs around the terminals of the
typical old school lead acid batteries. Most AGM batteries are sealed up much
better and corrosion is rarely a problem.

My final comment has to do with the life of the two types of batteries. How
often do you really want to have to deal with a bike that won't start for you?
And what is it worth to you to be able to forget about whether or not your bike
will start for you when you need it to. I figure 8-10 years is much better that
2-3 years, and well worth an extra $25.

That's my two cents worth,

John Handford, literidr@...
Taylors, SC
'90 PC "Spirit"
'94 PC "Chance"

--- In, "pc800dork" <dokiedo@...> wrote:
> Walmart has the EverStart ES12-BS for $50.00
> I found a "Big Crank" ETX-12 (sealed AGM) online for about $75.00 shipped.
> Anybody have any feedback on the Walmart battery? One nice thing about
Wallymart is that you can return just about anything...
> In my situation I can't decide if I should just get the EverStart and plan on
replacing it every 2-3 years or spend the extra and HOPE that it lasts enough
extra time to validate the extra $25.00

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