If you had about 30 or 40 12v 7.2A Lead Acid batteries what could you do with them?

I am wondering if I should get these, they are free, so it;s more of a matter of wasting storage space and being unable to get -rid- of them if I can't use them for something practical. I've been meaning to make a little follower-bot, so I may have a use for about 6 of them at most...Any suggestions before I go and pick em up?

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Kasaron (author) 7 years ago
If there's a market for em, that's good, they're all relatively in good repair; they were used for power supply backups for modem/routers, so they were kept in constant charge. If selling them will net even a mild profit, scrapping or otherwise, I suppose it'll be a good investment(seeing as they're free). Would it be a good idea to discharge them for holding purposes, or will that damage them more than help? I'm not exactly an expert on batteries.
rickharris7 years ago
1. Where would you store them - 30 or 40 take up a big area.

2. If they are not maintained and regularly charged in a few months they will be scrap - Or are they scrap now?

3. You could make up a battery pack and build an electric car.

4. Sell them Lead acid batteries are expensive and have a value even as scrap.

Yeah, I seem to have discovered #2 the hard way -- I had a "chump starter" (gel-cell battery in a box to be used as an emergency jump-start for a car) and after being ignored for a couple years it no longer holds a charge. Haven't gotten around to repairing it.
Re-design7 years ago
Are they new, used or old?

If new then they run about 15$ to 45$ depending where you buy them.
caarntedd7 years ago
Sell 'em.
lemonie7 years ago
The 7.2A - is that amp-hours, how big are these?
Lead is worth ~1$ per pound at the moment.