Mmmm. I might just get a new battery

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    At the habitition check it was pointed out that my leisure battery is only retaining about 60% charge . I was told it should be ok for this season provided I am not parked up for more than a couple of days. although this will be the case I think I might just replace it. Anyone reccomend the best quality versus price battery from a company that does home delivery. My unit is a Compass avantgarde 400 RL. Things that use 12 v are water pump, lights and tv and igniter for gas hot water heater. Thanks in advance:Smile:
     
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    Tend to go for traction batteries myself.

    But also recommend Banner as a good make :thumb:
     
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    Try Tayna Ltd ... Very helpful and I have always been very happy with their service and next day delivery.
     
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    Not sure how they ascertained the capacity of your battery during a hab check though.......

    The only way to know whether your battery is working to full capacity is a timed discharge at a known amperage.:thumb:

    Or have one of those NASA BM1 thingies! I just do the maths, it's more fun than telly!:BigGrin:
     
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    Ralph ordered 2 new Trojans ( traction) a couple of months ago.
    When they were delivered one was empty , cracked . :Eek!:
    They sent another out straight away. I thought we'd have to collect them when they were ordered , as they are heavy but delivery was included.
    The NASA bm1 that jonanshell mention keeps Ralph amused for hours:BigGrin:
     
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    Alan DMS tested mine the other day as part of a hab check. He had a proper expensive looking gadget. (Snap-on I think) Hooks it up to your battery, press a load of buttons, it puts the battery under load and then in under a minute it prints out battery condition details. :thumb:

    He supplies Banner batteries at a good price too
     
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    Measure the hole and go for the biggest that will fit. You have a wide choice of different constructions/brands/prices. We'd need to know your philosophy on such things before recommending.

    I just went for a dirt cheap large non-sealed unit of unknown brand. Then, if I break it by accidentally discharging, I'm not in tears over some 300 quid fancy thing. It is also refillable.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180910276262?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    I'm sure many would turn their noses up at it because it is a 6V Banner traction battery, but I'd probably have to pay 2 or 3 times as much for those and I bet they won't last that much longer and will require rewiring.
     
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    I'm looking at getting a couple of trojan batteries once the summerholidays are over.
    How did you find them.. I assume you got two 12v and not 2 6v?
     
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