Submitted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 09:15
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I know it is like the Tojo vs Whatever question but I would like an opinion on Deep Cycle Batteries. I am in the market for two of these and have narrowed it down to:
Trojan 27TMX 105amp $220 (normally $240)
Supercharge 130amp $225
Supercharge 105 amp $210
Triton 95amp $155 (2 year warranty)
Hoppecke 100amp $235 (normally ($320)
Has anyone had any of these brands fail ( I realise that you might get the occasional dud). At the moment I am leaning towards the Trojan( depending on your responses). I am using them for a Campomatic Camper Trailer with all the Goodies. I realise that it is overkill but I already have two Batteries( had it) hooked up in parallel, and with these I can go for a week without having to recharge.
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Reply By: rors101 - Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 11:39

Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 11:39
If you are getting technical considder two 6v batteries in series rather than two twelve parrallel, only the better brands such as troan can offer a 6v range. Besides less caps when topping up water - the batteries should last longer as each cell will have to be equal rather than with the 2*12v set up where one battery can become lazy and inhibit the other.
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:29

Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:29
Thanks for the reply but the problems?? I have with 2x6v are that 1, they are to tall and will not fit in the space provided for the Batteries and 2, If I get a flat Battery in the truck I would have to pull both 6v out to jump start ( is this right?)
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:04

Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:04
You don't say how you are charging and isolating your batteries. Have you got a management system ?? Look at the Rotronics info sheets and follow the thread:
or call them and speak to Rod Street. Get it right the first time is my motto it works out to be the cheapest in the long run.
I just bought a Century MP 600 from Autobarn for $170.oo. This is not a commercial for Rotronics but your prob may be more than just the right battery.
Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Member - NOBBY - Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:37

Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 13:37
Once again thanks for the response. I am charging the batteries when moving through the vehicle and when stopped and in need of a drink I charge them with a Christie Gen set (100 amp). I put the truck into a Auto Elect. and he did his things under the bonnet( don't know much about Electrical work on cars etc) but he assures me that all is right. I'm sure he said that when the engine is switched off then the batteries are isolated from the truck. I presume that this is what you mean. At the moment I don't have a problem with batteries and by getting these responses hope to side step them.
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Reply By: darren - Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 23:02

Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 23:02
did 5 years around oz 1985- 2000 had dual batteries in parrelle charging of 1 alternator 1 dedicated to vechicle other 4 acessories (deep cycle )
[nothing fancy home made system]
being -: 1- 38 ltr engel
1- 12 watt burn brite camp lite
this was complemented with a 50 watt solar panel 4 the accessories battery. spending most of my time in the tropice & enjoing my beer
the accessories battery got a severe floging it lasted 2.5 years befor it gave up, because a #*#*# stone got under it and wore through the plastic lost all my acid it was a - super charge-
NO bleep yesterday l bought 91 80 series land cruiser turbo diesel
today l bought a supercharg battery forit
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Reply By: sloth - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 08:50

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 08:50
Not sure how much room you have mate (or money), but Caterpillar make the best deep cycle batteries around. These suckers will start 12 cylinder diesels in 0 degrees time after time. Will also run many floddlights for many hours time after time, and still start same said engine.

just a thought.

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Follow Up By: Martin - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 23:28

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 23:28
Caterpillar do not make batterries they just buy the cheapest stuff around and stick their label on. It is 20 years since a Caterpillar battery was any good. The Japanese, Korean and Malaysian batteries are the go. Caterpillar do not even make decent earth moving gear now. You need to buy Komatsu Hitachi Samsung if you want to get the job done and finished without breakdowns. Caterpillar have run their race.
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Follow Up By: sloth - Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 10:29

Saturday, Apr 19, 2003 at 10:29
Whatever. My brother still runs 3 x 623B's and an 8L. Still uses Cat batteries. Still better than others in his opinion.

Do you own any Komatsu Hitachi Samsung gear?
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