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Old 09-25-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
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Iím hearing deep sell boat battery and even motorcycle battery, what does the green screen say?


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Old 09-25-2021, 10:22 AM   #2
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deep cycle marine / rv usually
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:24 AM   #3
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:55 AM   #4
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Deep cycle, Walmart brand has been serving me well over the years, check water level occasionally with solar use, especially during summer months.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:30 AM   #5
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Whatever old vehicle battery I’ve recently replaced. They last a long time on my gate opener with a solar panel or other trickle charger.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:42 AM   #6
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Buy a lithium deep cycle battery. Does not have to be big. It will outperform lead in every measurable way.
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for responseís.


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Old 09-25-2021, 10:17 PM   #8
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I always used a deep cycle battery, no issues until 5 or 5 years later and get another one.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:21 PM   #9
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I put a marine deep cell on mine with a solar panel. Has worked flawless for 2 years now.
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:01 AM   #10
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:53 PM   #11
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Put a regular, gell cell car battery on it, not a deep cycle. Deep cycles are meant to be drained, then charged back up. A regular battery is meant to be charged more with out being drained, like happens in your car. My Optima battery has been in my opener for 17 years.
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Old 09-26-2021, 05:31 PM   #12
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Next time I replace mine, it will be with a 12v cold cart battery. I have an deep cycle marine in now but seem like they are made for as many drawn down cycles as a GC. Donít need CCA so just need the reserve capacity.


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Old 09-26-2021, 05:33 PM   #13
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Regular car batteries haven’t worked long for me…
I will stick to deep cycle till they don’t work.
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Old 09-26-2021, 07:32 PM   #14
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Buy a lithium deep cycle battery. Does not have to be big. It will outperform lead in every measurable way.

Lithium would be the best choice for sure, just make sure the solar charge controller is capable of charging lithium.


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Old 09-26-2021, 07:51 PM   #15
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Cheap deep cycle and replace it as needed. They usually last about two years are so. JMO!
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:09 PM   #16
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Cheap deep cycle and replace it as needed. They usually last about two years are so. JMO!

This is what I use in our Apollo. I take it out a couple times a year, repair and fully charge it. Seems to work pretty well so far


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