Battery Help please....

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  1. savantuk

    savantuk Read Only Funster

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    I have found a Lucas 12v 110ah leisure batter on line for £87, which I think is an excellent buy.

    I saw, however, this line in the spec:

    Other Specifications - 500 +cycles at 70% Depth of discharge -1000CCA (Cold Marine Engine Cranking)

    Am I to assume that the battery is only capable of 500 charge cycles??

    Every time I plug in on site, the battery will charge automatically, and I can sometimes do this 20 times in a month when abroad.

    This means it wouldn't last more than a couple of years. My current one is 5 years old, and still charges to 14.1v, and off charge delivers 12.7v for 48 hrs using only lights and water.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Hi Doug, the figures you are quoting are just to tell you what to expect for comparison :thumb: Lucas are good battery's and I would expect it to be every bit as good if not better than what you have :thumb: 1000 cca is telling me it has a lot of welly, but normally cca is not for deep cycle leisure battery's-it may be for dual purpose thing-either way if you are happy with price go for it
    terry
     
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    Hi Terry.

    Thanks for that. This is the battery:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LUCAS-110Ah-U...ervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item23117bbfef
     
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    Looks good to me :thumb: I usually go for the cheapest I can find :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    I've bought about a dozen similar Lucas batteries for use on our work vans and camper.
    Very highly recommended!

    Search on here for threads on 'Lucas batteries'
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Have a read of this for a better understanding of batteries and the makers hype ..

    http://www.sterling-power.com/support-faq-2.htm
     
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    And read this blog about battery maintenance and solar panels:

    how-did-i-end-up-so-angry/

    Very interesting (especially when it all goes a bit George Telford!) :BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks for that link Jim, I knew the difference between leisure and vehicle batteries but have never read it put so clearly before (just got to steer the conversation in the bar tonight):Wink::Wink:
     
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