deep cycle battery

Submitted: Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 21:01
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goodday all
well packing up friday night to head oof early sat for echuca put the waeco in the back of the car hooked it up on comes red fault light check the connections all ok check battery 1 dry cell so after 4.5 years my century deep cycle has gone to the great beyond what to replace it with as i have benn pretty happy with the big century it has always done whatever has been asked what are the feelings in this group stick with century or is there better around and atwhat cost

a not so bright spark at this time

steve
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Reply By: Member Eric - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 21:25

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 21:25
4.5 years is a dam good run , I would stick with it , Mine gave up after 1yr , I wont name the brand my mate owns the company lol
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Reply By: stevesub - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 22:09

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 22:09
Our Century deep cycle "house" battery in the Troopy lasted 3 years. Replaced it with a normal battery from the local markets ($40). Don't discharge it much (only to around 20%) and now is just over 12 months old and still going strong. We only run a couple of lights and the fridge in the evenings and never in the same place 2 nights in a row without driving during the day to go somewhere which recharges the batteries.

Also been well shaken up no end in the Troopy when off road which is not too good for batteries.

Our starter battery gave up last week (4 years old). Replaced it with a Yuasa which is who makes Century batteries.

Stevesub
2000 78 Series Troopy pop-top camper
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 12:05

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 12:05
Mate if it ain't broke don't fix it!
4 Years is a great run.
I just put my first deep cycle in as an aux after been told by some not to use em, but tried it out on the weekend while camping and it ran my Waeco 45L Cooler 24/7 @ 4amps plus about 3amps of other gear and it did well, it was still holding 12.0v by the time we left and it had been running about 18 hours, not only that but by the time I got back home it was happily holding it's normal resting voltage of 12.8v.
Go the deep cycle!
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:57

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 15:57
Try not to discharge it below 40% and it should serve you well. Also, before storing, as well as every couple of months while not in use and before you set out on your next trip, charge it on a smart mains operated charger to get the charge level up to 100 %.
Deep Cycle batteries are fine if you just apply the right use/maintenance techniques.
I have a Century and it's fine.
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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:41

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:41
GOB & denny

Check out a "Delkor" Deep Cycle Battery

20 hour capacity 80 amp
reserve capacity 145 mins
price about $140 Retail
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