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Lead Carbon battery suppliers in NZ
https://waveinverter.co.nz/shop/deep-cycle-battery/lead-carbon-200ah/

https://solarking.co.nz/
Note: Under the name of Giant Power, but only supply 2V batteries, so you need a few for a bank

Hitek Solar
https://www.hiteksolar.co.nz/

http://www.wavecom.co.nz/products/power-systems/new-product/
Note: Narada make a Carbon Foam battery. I do not know if any listed here are those Carbon Foam

Lead Carbon, I assume is the same as Carbon Foam plus a range of others
http://www.micromall.co.nz/index.php?route=product/category&path=89_92-+++++

Here is another type to consider. Ultra Battery designed by CISRO in Oz. Made by East Pen Manufacturing in the US. Also found under the name of.ecoult https://www.ecoult.com/technology/ultrabattery/
And under the name of Deka which happen to be supplied by https://batterytown.co.nz/brands/deka However, I do not know if the Battery town Batteries are the Ultra design.

Also check out Trademe
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/caravans-motorhomes/parts-accessories/batteries-inverters/listing-2562242026.htm?rsqid=aec01ef775ad4742978880b1279a2f6f-001

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LiFPRO4 is pretty cool, so is lead carbon.    However, the average sailor needs to tread with caution. Most of the "drop in" LiFPRO4 are actually street lamp batts, and not suitable (Vibration, char

Lead Carbon battery suppliers in NZ https://waveinverter.co.nz/shop/deep-cycle-battery/lead-carbon-200ah/ https://solarking.co.nz/ Note: Under the name of Giant Power, but only supply 2V batteries, s

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Wow, cheers wheels.

I hadn't really checked what was available here; Just relied on forum reviews.

Thing is Firefly have a track record of sorts, on the various marine forums.

Prices are definitely competitive or cheaper here. I'm not keen on building

 a bank from 2v modules. G31 format suits me. Although having a non-removable dead cell 

would be a pita.

A lot of research required!

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Is their a URL for them.

How did you establish their quality?

Narada?

 

Narada is a good one to look at.  They licenced the original technology when it was developed in Australia.  

 

What are you currently charging your batteries with and are you happy to replace all your charge sources when you change to a new type of battery?

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Narada is a good one to look at.  They licenced the original technology when it was developed in Australia.  

 

What are you currently charging your batteries with and are you happy to replace all your charge sources when you change to a new type of battery?

Dock  is Pronautic  50A configurable for all chemistries

Alternator is 110A with forced air. Only good for sustained

Votronic solar controller (350W) multi chemistry.

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Yep, firefly Oasis, but going to order from Bruce Schwab, Oceanplanet if I go ahead.

 

Dock charger is 50A and alternator will deliver 110A decreasing on fla’s from 50%. I would get two so at 0.5C I guess I wouldn’t be getting the toptimum result?

May need beefing up or add a second alternator.

Need ask them a few questions.

https://oceanplanetenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/86/2020/02/Firefly-Price-Spec-Sheet.pdf

 

Got any room in your container? Might look to get some too....

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If you are wanting to import just a few batteries, forget it. There is no way of getting them here economically. You need to bring in a Full (as in weight) container to make it economical. Weight is not the main cost in shipping by Container, although you do have a weight limit. If you ship via a Pallet, it becomes a combination of weight and area.

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On 16/03/2020 at 10:32 AM, lateral said:

Dock  is Pronautic  50A configurable for all chemistries

Alternator is 110A with forced air. Only good for sustained

Votronic solar controller (350W) multi chemistry.

Neither of those are Ideal for a Narada or Firefly type lead carbon batteries.   The Voltronic should be okay if you use the lead acid setting with fireflys as long as you have the temperature senor and temp compensation enabled.  

In all honesty if you are going to change to modern battery chemistries  in most cases the charge sources will need upgrading to.  

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