Exide batteries short life?
07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #1
Exide batteries short life?
Just had some 1 year old exides crap out, one was actively venting and the other 2 had signs of leakage, anyone have input on if they're just crap batteries or?
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07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #2
RE: Exide batteries short life?
What voltage does you alternator run at? Do you have an APU? If no APU are the batteries constantly getting drained by a fridge or any other electronics when the trucks not running?

all this plays a part in battery life. if the batteries are constantly being overcharged as some batteries like charging at 13.5v some like to be 14v cant remember which likes each voltage.


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07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #3
RE: Exide batteries short life?
Like Lonestar said, and go around and check your cables and grounds under the truck. I was having all sorts of electrical issues and discovered bare copper everywhere under the truck, it came like this from the factory. I replaced over 100 feet of cable and grounds. Problems went away.
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07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #4
RE: Exide batteries short life?
Exide batteries just crap. The next day warranty ends battery is down.
Replaced with AGM from Sam's club 2 years warranty.
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 Thanks given by: Rawze , Waterloo , Volvo8873 , Rounded_nut
07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #5
RE: Exide batteries short life?
I do have an apu, cables look good, charges at 14.0 volts, I use a start capacitor so I can't say if they were getting weak. I was planning on replacing them in awhile with deep cycles but have not looked into it enough. When the batteries were replaced I did disconnect the line for the jump posts, don't know how much truth there is to it but I've heard they can short.
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07-13-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #6
RE: Exide batteries short life?
If your system is good, and charging, I would go with the AGM batteries that Snailexpress mentioned. Much better all the way around and should last for quite awhile. I have not had any luck with the regular batteries like yourself. AGM's, will be going back in my truck when these wet batteries tank.
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 Thanks given by: Rounded_nut
07-14-2019, (Subject: Exide batteries short life? ) 
Post: #7
RE: Exide batteries short life?
Didn't Rawze say AGM batteries don't like over 13.5v or something like.
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