How to Save on Replacement Batteries

before you buy another replacement battery for your APC easy ups price in islamabad, Motorola transceiver, or mobile computer, think carefully about where it comes from. The markups on most batteries from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are high. They know that most customers won’t think twice when they need replacement batteries, so they usually raise the price. In fact, most manufacturers have a much higher profit margin on batteries and other accessories than on the main product you bought. Think about it. When someone needs a battery for their device, they are more likely to call the manufacturer or dealer they bought the equipment from. We’re all busy, so who has time to deal with batteries?

Buying replacement batteries from a third-party supplier rather than the OEM is a smart way to save money. In fact, a third-party battery manufacturer can supply batteries with a higher capacity than the OEM. However, you should be careful about where you buy your batteries. If you search the Internet, you’ll find several Chinese companies that make batteries for your particular device, but buyer beware! More often than not, these batteries are much cheaper than OEM batteries, but you will get a much lower quality product because of the materials used and poor design.

This does not mean that any battery from China is substandard. In fact, most batteries or battery parts used in electronic devices come from China, Taiwan, or Japan. Sometimes these batteries are shipped to the U.S. fully or partially assembled. It’s not so much the final assembly location that you should be concerned about, but the identity of the supplier who maintains the product.

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A reputable battery manufacturer will use quality plastics, stronger cells, and employ better manufacturing methods to ensure quality. Most batteries work very well at first, but after a few months of use, problems can arise. How do you know if a battery manufacturer uses quality materials if you don’t ask? One way to tell the difference between good batteries and not so good batteries is the type of warranty offered. Warranty is a good initial indicator, but some vendors may claim to offer a great warranty, but when it comes to repairing or replacing a faulty battery, they give you a denial.

Here is a list of reputable third-party battery suppliers for your convenience:

Honeywell 800-267-2711

Interstate Batteries 866-842-5368

Fedco 920-922-6490

DataGear 206-839-8551

This is by no means a complete list of reputable battery suppliers, there are many others, but it will at least get you started in the right direction.

Wherever you buy your next spare lead-acid battery, be sure to ask if it is sealed to prevent acid leakage. If the battery in your UPS is leaking, it can cause costly damage to surrounding computer equipment. Also ask if the lead-acid battery has a safety valve. This is important to relieve excess pressure and prevent an explosion if the battery overheats. Finally, don’t forget to ask about the warranty you get with the battery… and get it in writing.

Most people don’t think about it, but buying a third-party replacement battery is a simple and easy way to save money with little effort. Just be a smart shopper and don’t let price alone be the deciding factor when choosing a battery supplier.

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