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Old 01-03-2008, 08:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
You think it would be better to get the SLA to get the learning curve figure out and then once they need to be replace go with the better ones?
That would be the way of the ForkenSwift, yes. (Minus the last step about getting better ones.)

A tip that might solve the expense problem: I know a guy who services security & fire alarms. He can pretty much keep me in as many used 12v 7AH SLA batteries as I can take. I've actually been using them (a couple in parallel) in the ForkenSwift for accessory power.

These are automatically replaced when they don't meet the company's 80% performance criteria.

Might be worth dropping by a local security alarm business or making a few calls.
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