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Old 07-13-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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Does anyone know the amp hour rating of the deep cycle house batteries that come in the Solera
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:14 PM   #2
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100AH
575 CCA @ 0 F
730 MCA @ 32 F
RC Min @ 25 Amps 160 Min
A.H. Cap. 20hr 100 Ah
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Does anyone know the amp hour rating of the deep cycle house batteries that come in the Solera
if your Solera has been sitting in the dealers lot for a while with a completely drained battery (like mine did), it will be less than 100 Ah. Mine had 70 Ah capacity left.
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sorry for silly question, but can someone translate B Clemans info below??

100AH
575 CCA @ 0 F
730 MCA @ 32 F
RC Min @ 25 Amps 160 Min
A.H. Cap. 20hr 100 Ah


Thank you.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:36 PM   #5
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sorry for silly question, but can someone translate B Clemans info below??


Not a silly question at all. These are important terminology for an RVer to understand.

100AH -- AH = Amp Hours is a definition of a battery's capacity.


575 CCA @ 0 F CCA = Cold cranking Amps, or the amps available at 0 degrees to crank a starter for 30 seconds.


730 MCA @ 32 F Marine Cranking Amps or the amps available at 32 degrees to crank a starter for 30 seconds.


RC Min @ 25 Amps 160 Min -- RC = Reserve Capacity. This is the number of minutes a fully charged battery at 80 į F will discharge 25 amps until the battery drops below 10.5 volts (i.e., fully discharged).


A.H. Cap. 20hr 100 Ah -- A.H. = Amp Hours at the 20-hour rate. There are different rates for different uses. The 20hr rate is typical for comparing deep cycle batteries used in Rvs, trailers, etc. This is the draw from the battery for 20 hours and it will provide a total of 100 amp-hours. Since we never want to discharge the battery below 50%, the first thing we need to do is divide the amp hour rate in half. This battery would actually have 50 amp-hours of realistic use.

This link will give you one source I use and more information if interested...
http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/artic...-basics.html#4
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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Been camping with no internet last week @ Point Lookout, Md. Man the deer flies where bad. Nothing I used on them worked. Thanks for the info, we dry camp a lot and they just do not seem to last that long. In my TT I had dual 6 volts with a 20A charger and a 1kw Yamaha inverter gen. It would run 12Hrs @ half load on .6 gal of gas. Wonder why Forrest River does not use gen sets like this.
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100AH
575 CCA @ 0 F
730 MCA @ 32 F
RC Min @ 25 Amps 160 Min
A.H. Cap. 20hr 100 Ah
Is this times 2
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Those specs are for one battery.

As for genet. The problem is a 1kw yamaha gen would not run the A/C.
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Those specs are for one battery.

As for genet. The problem is a 1kw yamaha gen would not run the A/C.
Yes I know that. They make much bigger units that are of the inverter type. They do not need to spin the 3600 rpm to produce the AC 60hz
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:50 AM   #10
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While dry camping, my batteries (less than 12 months old) seemed to drain fast. After a full recharge I did a controlled test at 3 amp continuous draw and both batteries were dead after 22 hours = 68 amp-hours. The batteries are supposed to be 100 amp-hours each. Does anyone know the criteria for warranty replacement? I seem to be getting less than half expected capacity.
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