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Old 06-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #21
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Get as big a bat as you can fit. Grp 27 better than 24 AND make sure it is a true deep cycle. Mfg is less important than design. Make sure that quote the AH 20 hr discharge rate is listed on the spec. A grp 24 will be about 80 AH, a 27 around 100. Don't skimp.
How do I know if its a true deep cycle?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:03 AM   #22
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How do I know if its a true deep cycle?
It won't say starting on it.

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #23
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Cold Cranking Amps is a dead giveaway.
CCA rating means cell plates are thin and waffled for maximum starting amps but minimal life.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #24
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It won't say starting on it.

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So it doesn't say starting and the CCA reference is bad as well?
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Lifeline Batteries - Marine & RV Deep Cycle Batteries

http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/...MasterGolf.pdf

Interstate are good but don't appear to make a true 12 v deep cycle but do make 6 volt if you have room for 2 in series.

Trojans are GREAT but expensive.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:51 AM   #26
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Lifeline Batteries - Marine & RV Deep Cycle Batteries

http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/...MasterGolf.pdf

Interstate are good but don't appear to make a true 12 v deep cycle but do make 6 volt if you have room for 2 in series.

Trojans are GREAT but expensive.
Thanx for the links those helped out alot. My battery is located in a single plastic container right behind the propane tanks. Menards has the interstate and I noticed all said starting even the one listed as deep cycle .
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Yep, the interstates are hybrids and not as good as true deep cycles, as mentioned. Better than nuting, tho. Your battery box will probably not fit a grp 27.

Get a 4d Trojan and a battery box it fits. That would be 180 ah of awesome power.
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Yep, the interstates are hybrids and not as good as true deep cycles, as mentioned. Better than nuting, tho. Your battery box will probably not fit a grp 27.

Get a 4d Trojan and a battery box it fits. That would be 180 ah of awesome power.
Lol sorry to hijack.....
You mentioning "4d" batteries remindd me of our hawkeye bus.
2 8-d batteries to run the inverter!

450 ah each.
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Lol sorry to hijack.....
You mentioning "4d" batteries remindd me of our hawkeye bus.
2 8-d batteries to run the inverter!

450 ah each.
Now that would have some POWER, baby.

My last sailboat had 2 4d's and an 1800 watt inverter and it would run the microwave (140 amps). But I would only use it for a couple minutes at a time. Inverter was right on top of the batts with about 12 inches of 00 wire.
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OK new converter in and seems to be in good order. Still checking prices on batteries as the one in TT finally fully charged up after a week on the tender charger.

I do have one question on the old converter the line going into the 15amp box was a spliced 2 line with the second wire being capped off. The new one had single wire which j did not add a second wire to it.. is that OK to do? It didn't say I had to just said to make sure there was only one wire combined going into it.
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