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Old 06-03-2013, 13:57   #1 (permalink)
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Question when should I change my battery it's 5 years old when touring I'm normally on 240 volt but want to change to wild camping And should I get 2

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If you are going to double up then get two new ones, an old and new do not mix!

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If you are going to double up then get two new ones, an old and new do not mix!

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Aaargh! I've got one that has failed and I was just going to replace it! Two!
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Get two new batteries and treat them to a battery maintainer. Use this continuously when at home.

Avoid flattening the battery when possible - but don't be religious about it. Life is too short.

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Is there a big benefit for going for 2 and what should be the Average price.
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Aaargh! I've got one that has failed and I was just going to replace it! Two!
SAME HERE, WE COULD MAKE A PAIR BETWEEN US. BUSBY. Why does one fail?
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Is there a big benefit for going for 2 and what should be the Average price.
depends on your average electric useage...if you're a very light user, no TV and minimal lghting etc or only use campsites with hookup then you maybe wont benefit from a second battery.

if spend time 'off grid' then the more reserve battery power you have the longer you can stay off hookup.

I have 4 x 110amp batteries giving me 220amps usable power (only discharge to 50%) but as a relatively heavy user (rv's eat power ) we can get 3 to 4 days when the sun is too weak to get any real charge from the solar panel

price !
normally, as with anything, the more you pay the better the quality...but not always.
70 to 80 is average for a 110ah lead/acid battery.
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depends on your average electric useage...if you're a very light user, no TV and minimal lghting etc or only use campsites with hookup then you maybe wont benefit from a second battery.

if spend time 'off grid' then the more reserve battery power you have the longer you can stay off hookup.

I have 4 x 110amp batteries giving me 220amps usable power (only discharge to 50%) but as a relatively heavy user (rv's eat power ) we can get 3 to 4 days when the sun is too weak to get any real charge from the solar panel

price !
normally, as with anything, the more you pay the better the quality...but not always.
70 to 80 is average for a 110ah lead/acid battery.
If I get 2 how do I link them up please in lamens terms
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