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Old 02-25-2014, 06:38 AM   #1
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Centennial 6 volt vs. Interstate

Centennial batteries $ 110, but few dealer locations Interstate is everywhere $145
I need two for house batteries, comes to $ 70 bucks more for both if I go Interstate.

They both have same warranty 18 mo. free repl.
same amp hrs. and are deep cycle.

short on money, not familiar with Centennials.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:45 AM   #2
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Funny interstate is 100.00 or less here.
check the weights of the batteries that will tell you a lot.

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:28 AM   #3
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Hi frederick w,
I do not know the Centennial name.

This is how I look at purchases.
1. Every day repetitive purchases are commodities. Price is a big factor.
2. Stuff I buy once every 10 years. I'll buy the name brand and the best I can afford.
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We have four Interstate Workaholic U-2200 6 volt golf cart batteries installed as our house bank. They are almost 10 years old...who knows how much longer they will last. Not familiar with Centennial.

Just last week, after two months of sitting, we did some maintenance while our house batteries were charging. After two hours, I checked each cell with a hydrometer...all cells were even... and fully charged according to the EMS.

You might check with your local golf course maintenance manager to see where they buy their cart batteries. Their supplier may be able to give you a better price than the typical auto parts or repair store.
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The writing is on the wall. Interstate are proven long lasting batteries. Pay a little more now, enjoy alot more later
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Check Costco and or Sam's.
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I purchased mine at Sam's Club. Funny I just slid them out today to check the levels but can't tell you who made them. They're on their fourth year and seem to be just fine.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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Update on Centennial Batteries, 6 volt deep cycle.

Interstate battery warranties have changed. They're now
one year. (6 volt deep cycle.) free repl. Not 18 mo.
Prices vary- on Interstate- Seattle area, $ 176 to $189, Boise, $150

Centennial still is 18. mo. free repl.. Centennial said if I'm
too far away from a dealer, Centennial will reimburse by
mail. Must show receipt and report of defect by any battery
or RV dealer outlet.

I drove my MH to my dealer in town. He installed the new
Centennial batteries for free. Took them almost an hour..

My preference is Trojan but they range form $225 to $ 250 ea.
depending where you live.

Thanks a lot for the info..
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Neither Interstate nor Centennial makes batteries - they are just marketing brands . Interstate has a big distribution network, so is well known, but their 6v batteries come from US Battery (last I knew, anyway). Maybe Centennial gets them there too? Some other 6v manufacturers are East Penn, Trojan and Crown
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