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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
Low Quality Product
I have been a long time supporter of Watchdog Batteries until recently. My first Watchdog battery lasted well beyond the recommended life, and this was under above average stress - we have a lot of water pouring into our sump pit AND lose power quite often. This all changed two years ago when I replaced my 6 hour battery. I purchased a replacement 6 hour battery at Lowe's and swapped it for the depleted one. It worked fine for about 14 months and then totally crapped out right when hurricane Irene hit us last month. We spent 3.5 hours trying to scoop water out of our sump pit by hand because the battery failed. My guess is that Glen Tronics altered something in the manufacturing process of their batteries that was not fully life tested - resulting in premature failures - I have read many similar reviews of their batteries. I would recommend refraining from purchasing GlenTronics batteries until they have resolved these defects. I have worked with several battery companies in my 20+ year career as an electrical engineer and it's not uncommon to run into these quality issues occasionally with a battery company as they experiment with different chemistries, but the consumer should not have to pay the price for this.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Way Overpriced and Forced to use Only Their Battery - SCAM
This company is a scam. Why?
because they force you to use only their batteries in their watchdog unit. If you look at the reviews on the watchdog unit that utilizes these batteries there are a lot of unhappy customers because such as myself, we cannot use other marine battries in this unit without being "hounded" by the unit. I've used other batteries just fine, never bought theirs. So what they are doing is they have a beeping noise that goes on constant until you force it to delay another 24 hours and then it goes on again and again..you repeat this process every day and go nuts...if you want to use your own battery and get one lets say for $60-70 at Costco, Walmart, etc. So you have to put up with this annoying beep that goes on until you "shut it up" every day unless you use their battery. That's BS. And that's not cool with me. We should not be restricted to only their batteries with this unit no matter how much they claim this battery is better or has x features on it...it's nonsense.
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I encourage existing customers who are fed up with this built-in beeper that forces you to buy only their batteries to both complain to this company and also post a poor review on Amazon.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful. See all 13 customer reviews...
Reliable - worry free
By Sally Eaton
We are satisfied with the performance of this battery. This is the second one we purchased after several years of trouble-free performance of the first one.