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Old 07-18-2015, 03:04 PM   #11
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Next question....if I go with a 12V battery, what am I looking for? I am on my way to buy one.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:18 PM   #12
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if you go to a two 12v battery setup, they have to be matching.
that's why it's better to buy two new ones that are the same.

you want a true deep cycle, not a marine dual-purpose battery.

if it has a CCA(cold cranking amps)rating, it's NOT a true deep cycle battery.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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Others may disagree...Walmart DC batteries have a 2 year free replacement...best I found. Most are 12 months....and they are reasonable...and they is walmarts everywhere around here.


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Old 07-18-2015, 03:45 PM   #14
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What does group size mean? And MCA?
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:51 PM   #15
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:52 PM   #16
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Group has to do with the physical size of the batter. In a wet cell battery the larger the battery the greater the AH capacity. MCA means Marine Cranking Amps and is Amps the battery can supply at 32 degree F. CCA is for cars and is Cold Cranking Amps at 0 degree F. Of course the colder the battery is the less amps it can produce.
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You would be looking for a Marine Deep Cycle battery group 29 or 31 (but the normal Walmart does not carry group 31 very often).
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:19 PM   #19
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This is our old one. Our battery box fits this size. Click image for larger version

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This is the one I just picked up. Is this wrong?Click image for larger version

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