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Funster No : 3594
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Stockport, Cheshire
About Me: Sales Manager
Interests: Circuit Racing
MH Type: C Class
MH Model: Fleetwood Tioga
Years Motorhoming: Since 2006
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Originally Posted by Mac_fillpot
The first post had a requirement for using the battery for starting.
Use a leisure battery for starting and it will be toast.
You do have to be clear on what you intend to use the battery for??? Leisure can be deep cycled and no high current, non-leisure can provide high current, but does not like deep discharge.
You'll pay a hefty premium for something that will do both - but I doubt that's what your quiting at £65-ish for 135 Ah
Fore warned etc. !!
I don't think anyone said they could get 135ah for £65, John Cross said he "used" to be able to sell 110ah for £65.
Battery technology has moved on and in Leisure product the are similarities with Automotive construction and these will allow for Dual Purpose, most Leisure in the market place is Dual purpose, a few years ago companies would dual source Marine (for starting and cycling) and std Leisure (for cycling only), but it's all the same DP now,
I do know one large distributor that has recently dropped traditional Leisure product and now supply Automotive related product in place, slightly different size box and slightly different Ah rating.
If it was a true Traction battery/cells then yes I would agree, no high amp draw in short bursts, but we currently only see true traction in things like RV's with 6volt cells, Caravan/Motorhome manufacturers have demanded compromises in the batteries wanting to pay Automotive prices but have cyclic capabilities.