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15 Aug 2020
2019-08-06 21:42:58 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
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Batteries, Golf Cart, AGM's
204 allée Pierre Loti
Vallée de Titioro-Papeete
BP 140957-98701 ARUE
BP 140957 - 98701 ARUE
contact name was Pierre and that he spoke good English.
This should be your first stop.
MC Imports is easy to spot, they have a large "MC Imports" sign under the apex of the metal clad warehouse, dark grey. It is on the right hand side going up/south on Avenue Pierre Loti. It is 50m beyond the short cross street called Pont de la Fautaua over the creek on your left. More precise position is 17 32.593S 149 33.205W.
The opening to the warehouse is on Pierre Loti.
About 500m beyond Carreira fabric store on the same road
Some Notes of Interest
Visited MC Imports today and saw the batteries they had there. The battery of interest to us is their WINNER SOLAR W6A. Sold by an Greek company VIOSY and said to be made in Korea. They knew the Trojan and said it was made in the same place but...no evidence. In every way it looks like a Trojan T105 even down to the caps and lifting lugs on the top of the box. Just is white not brown/red. It is a GC2 225Ah at the 20hour rate just like the T105. I have a cycles vs DOD graph too and it seems to outperform the T105 on that score. Case height is 9.75" and to top of stud is 10.50". Width and length are 7.13" and 10.25".
Their price for Winner 6 volt was 26200 xpf if sold as "in transit."
Have a very large stock.
Price for a YIT is 83840 CFP for 4 with no VAT and including a 20% discount. The 16% VAT is not charged if you present yacht & customs papers and passport.
11-2017 after buying 4 6V batteries in Sept Found them not having as high of working voltage as the older Trojans. But them seem ok
02-2019 following up after 18 months off use. I am pleased with the batteries and would buy again. But I have found that over watering them kills them for 2-3 weeks. So I have been only putting a small amount of battery water in and not topping up Jacaranda