Leisure Batteries

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  1. jemhorn

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    Need to upgrade the batteries (2) supplied with the MH. I've only 330mm x 175mm for each battery. Plenty of high. Size to Amps the Trojan Deep Cycle looks good. Anyone any experience of these?
     
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    great batteries but they are diffent sizes usually taller and they are not as expensive as they used to be
     
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    Yes thats the one I've been looking at but Tayna say venting is a problem and don't recommend using inside? Instead they pointed me at Exide EP900 Dual AGM Battery! I wonder why? Apart from being sealed is the AGM better, discharge slower? Don't mind paying for the right bit of kit.
     
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    Depends where your batteries are. If they are inside the van then any hydrogen produced will enter the van unless vented outside with a risk of explosion..... if the batteries are in an externally vented locker with no electricity then that's fine.
    AGM sealed batteries don't have this problem.
     
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    Just fitted two Victron130 amp AGM deep cycle batteries. Time will tell.
     
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    Alphaline seem decent batteries and a sensible price. they do a selection of amp hour , dimensions; and deep cycle
     
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    thanks for that. I have found I have cooked mine. I thought it was a sealed battery. oh dear wrong again.
     
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