Batteries

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john.pompei
Batteries

I found a US website which is new to me and has some very interesting items especially on marine batteries.

marinehowto.com

The article on deep cycle batteries is very detailed but offers an interesting view if anyone is considering battery replacement.

Hope some of you will find this of use,

John

ASHANTI 2008M

mike.clarke
Hi John,

Hi John,

As you say, an excellent article on batteries - I will need to replace one of ours for next season so now know what to look for but not where to find it from a UK supplier......

I will clearly have ot do a bit more homework before deciding what to buy. The battery that's failing is the original 2005 battery that came with the boat so can't complain. I use a microcontroller to charge the two batteries we have and it has proven its worth ( a cyrrix -ct battery combiner linked to a solar charger and the outboard alternator).

Mike C - Tarka 26M

ian.tyrrell
Hi Mike

Hi Mike

Im in the same position a 2005 Battery has been great value but now might be pushing my luck. So I would appreciate to know what you have bought

Being away from the Boat at the moment I’m not sure of size etc

kind regards

Ian T

Atthis

mike.clarke
Hi

Hi

I have now replaced the two batteries we have with two new Advanced XD24 dual purpose 90Ah leisure batteries from Advanced Battery Supplies online at £85 each including delivery they within two days of placing the on line order and are as close as I could find to the original Centennial Marine Leisure battery specification.

The original Centennial battery has failed as it now doesn't hold charge and the 85Ah Halford battery that had been fitted as a second when the boat was new had also failed.

The two batteries are kept topped up by a 20W solar cell connected to a small cheap £10 solar charge controller and a Citrix battery combiner. This works well as we don't use the solar panel when we are sailing as it just gets in the way on the deck. The batteries are kept fully charged when we arrive on board.

Hope this helps

Mike C - Tarka 26M