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Offline Tikvah

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Battery - Why Not?
« on: May 02, 2013, 10:03:52 AM »
I'm trying to find a temporary solution.  I only use the bus a little for now, when we're ready to go full time we might need to upgrade.  Why won't a set of batteries like this work?   Maybe two or four?





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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 10:13:43 AM »
Like what?
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 10:14:47 AM »
There are three pictures attached
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 10:25:27 AM »
I only see 3 ? Attached
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 10:31:20 AM »
I see nothing
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 11:15:14 AM »
I don't know why you guys can't see the pictures.  I can see them just fine.  maybe I should re-post my question.  Basically they are just Marine Batteries from Manards. They're on sale right now for $74.97
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675  Marine Cranking Amps
182 Minutes Reserved Capacity
105 Amp hours @ 20 hours
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 11:22:19 AM »
Check with your local big truck dealership or parts house. I know we have size 31 925cca batteries for $80.00 each. Two will spin that engine just fine-in moderate weather. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 11:23:17 AM »
These are RV/Marine batteries.... looking at them for house batteries
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 11:41:14 AM »
Still can't see the pics, but as I understand it (which can be wrong), marine batteries are a compromise between start and deep cycle.  That would mean that they can be used for both but are not necessarily the best for either.  I would think that you could use them for your house batteries and, if you are merely using the house bank for light loads, they will do the job.  Deep cycle would just be better.
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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 11:41:49 AM »


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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 11:53:36 AM »
Now we can see them ! :-)


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Re: Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 11:58:16 AM »
Tikvah,

Any battery will work as long as the battery has the correct voltage for the system and can handle the amount of amps pulled from it.  The difference will be how long they last and how well they work for you which comes down to make up of the battery, plate thickness, cost of battery.  You get what you pay for ;)

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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »
How far are you from using the bus more?  A couple golf cart Trojans will cost more but perform much better and last lots longer if treated well.

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Re: Battery - Why Not?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 12:30:57 PM »
Just to throw in another factor.  If you can find good used or blem AGM's, you will bless the day you got them-- no watering, no acid crud, no peripheral corrosion, etc.
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