Battery decisions

Hi guys,
I'm looking to buy a new battery for my waeco cfx65. It will be running from an auxiliary battery through a cteck d250s.
Just wandering what type if battery di I need I.e agm etc and brand type ?
I think I'm looking at a 120amp battery to di what I need but unsure in type and brand.
Any ideas and suggestions would be great!
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Reply By: braggy - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 16:36

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 16:36
If the battery is under the bonnet, the only one I could find, was Fusion AGM, warranty under bonnet, mid price range, reads good in the advert, LOL

Cheers Ken
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Reply By: Member - Tony F8 - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:45

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:45
I have run Fullriver agm's and still do, in a 80 series tojo under the bonnet. I get 7 years from them, if thats not a recommendation, I don't know what is.
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Reply By: Bigfish - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:51

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:51

The above site sells the SSB brand. They advertise as being fine under a cars bonnet and good warranty. I have one at present. Have used them before and no issues.
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Reply By: Craig M1 - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 21:50

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 21:50
Hi Matt
I have an Engel 45 lt which I run off a 100 amp deep cycle AGM battery. It is a Remco which I purchased from Goodchilds in Bibra lake a Perth suburb. I have had it for 3 yrs and it has been excellent . I run the engel as a Freezer only and the battery lasts 2 days without recharging. I keep a close eye on the the temperature and adjust the knob so that I do not "over freeze" and conserve battery power.

My battery is located in the rear of my 200 Series NOT in the engine bay.

Remco have good web site( just google Remco batteries")

Goodchilds offer good advice.

Make sure you run good heavy cables from the starter battery to the house battery and from the house battery to the Waco. I think the Waco leads are pretty heavy. Also ensure all the connections are very tight. Loss of current is one of the biggest problems with fridges.

Invest in a cheap multi meter so you keep an eye on things. I got mine for around $60 from Jaycar.

I use a Redarc which raises the charging current and also protects the starter battery. I think the Cteck probably does the same.

Regards Craig

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Reply By: GarryR - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:34

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 13:34
Hi matt, I,ve just gone through a similar scenario. I have a Haze (rated at 135ah -USA made) battery to run the 60ltr engel using a redarc smart charger in the trailer. The other battery I looked at was a Fullriver (made in Korea) which was the same price $363-. Both these batteries come with a 12mth warranty, but if looked after properly, they will last years. In my case the haze agm lasted 6 1/2 years. both are very similar in specs but I just preferred to use a American battery. That my 2bob's worth GarryR
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