Go Outdoors Leisure Battery

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  1. Eeoodares

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    It's 4.5kg lighter than my 110Ah traction batteries.
    The plates aren't as fantastically thick as advertised.
    I would say they would be OK as a battery for an on grid camper with occasional stops without EHU. If you are looking for serious off grid performance, look to spend a bit more elsewhere.
     
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    What sort should I be looking at?
     
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    Yep, you still need a card. I get one and share it with the family.

    Thank you for the links, I will investigate.
     
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    Only buy reputably manufactures battery's. There are so many 'sticker' battery's out there - you have no idea what you are buying.
    Halfords don't make battery's and neither do the AA

    Numax - Varta - Exide - Banner and a couple of others.

    I have two of these.don't cut corners with Battery's - quality doesn't cost it pays.

    https://www.tayna.co.uk/Numax-CXV35MF-P8275.html

    Stud posts are recommended as you can add more cables easily and they save the cost of battery clamps.
    Just make sure you get the nuts with them, some seem to be a special thread.

    Don't cut corners with Battery's - quality doesn't cost it pays.

    I've just looked at Lucas battery's and I'm not convinced even they are not a 'sticker' battery, they look identical to my Numax.

    Here is an article I've just found - Interesting reading -------------- http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=21908
     
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    70 cycles to 50%, not good.

    Martin
     
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    In addition to decent brands as others have said, check on size and make sure your choice will fit into the available space. Some batteries are larger then others.
     
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    I know a fellow Funster who took the advise of Techno and bought from the Battery Megastore. Well pleased with his purchase both cost and delivery.
     
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    I took Andy's ( Techno ) advise and went with three Hankook ones.. Really really pleased with them
     
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    They seem great value, just a little
    What size Hankook ones did you get?
     
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    110aH.. look on fleabay for deals on pairs ;)
     
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    Batteries ordered!!!
     
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    Which is best? Deep cycle or normal batteries they seem to do two types
    Also do 110,115 125ah is it worth getting a particular one or is it just which fits best as diff sizes?
     
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    Welllll.. I just took out my two 145aH batteries and fitted three 110aH ones..
    Not that that helps as the reasons are boring, complex, and proly only of use to myself :)
    Really what size you get is up to you.. I will say that like the old Yank saying of ' There is NO substitute for cubic inches' so the same goes for batteries..

    What ever size you get, in a few months time you will be saying.. darn it, wish we had gone for the bigger ones !!! LOL !!!

    Get deep cycle ones.. Normal ones fail really quickly as soon as they get lower than 15 to 20% of capacity
    The fall off curve is really very steep
    The name given 'normal' batteries is 'cranking battery'
    They are capable of delivering massive amounts of amps but only for a limited time
    Deep cycle leisure batteries cannot deliver massive amps ( the plates would almost certainly buckle and or the bus bars joining the plates may fail ) but are very good at recovering from quite deep discharges without permanent damage

    In the past few years I have bought various things with the name Hankook on them]
    All have been absolutely top notch and very well priced ( canna comment too much on the batteries other than to say so far they have performed really well, but they have only been fitted a couple of months so early days yet.. But the Hankook tyres I fitted to the old Miller were little short of amazing.. dug us out the quagmire more often called Newark show ground, kept us absolutely on track in the snows of northern Spain, and were whisper quiet compared to the old school Michelin Campers I took off )
     
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    Cheers which Hankook tyres did you go for?
     
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    Buggered if I can remember the numbers..
    Basically they were 16 x 215 x 10 10 ply rated at 116 per corner ( 4.1 t van )

    Just looked and I believe they were LT RA18
     
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    I noticed that, totaly useless as a leisure battery, I also notice they are rated by the NCC, they rate Banner batteries and we all know what rubbish they are.
     
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    We only stock Banner and have had no problems with them over a number of years

    Peter
     
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    I had two fail after 18 months neither Hymer or Banner would honor the warranty as they passed a CAA test which is a test for starter batteries meaningless for a leisure battery.
    Do a serch of the German forums if you want to see how useless Banner batteries are.
     
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