Leisure Batteries (1 Viewer)

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May 7, 2011
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Iv used Tanya in the past and found them good.

 
Feb 14, 2021
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19 month year 18000 miles UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy. Campsites and off Grid.
Varta are a good name. My new Burstner came Varta batteries.

I've used these suppliers in the past


And also

 
Sep 16, 2010
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My 2 Leasure batteries failed whilst we were wintering in Spain. Varta sent me replacements, by courier, direct to my van in 4 days !!
£210 INCLUDING delivery, which was £37 !!
I think that says it all.
Mitch

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Apr 27, 2016
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Gellyneck

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More than toes wet now!
I replaced our original Banner leisure battery with a Varta LFD90 a couple of years ago. Got it from Alpha Batteries (link above) as they were cheaper than Tayna at the time. They were very helpful when speaking to them on the phone.

Think the LFD90 has now been superseded by the LFD95.

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Jaws

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I buy about 10+ batteries a year for various applications
Always use Tanya and always happy with the service
As to make, depends what you can afford. but generally, like all things in life, the more you pay the more you get
 
Mar 30, 2019
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Hankook from Battery megastore for mine, 110amp approx £85 each, free delivery. As recommended by others on here.
 
Nov 21, 2021
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Used Tanya batteries a few months ago for a 100 amp platinum £100 delivered to the door in 2 days.
 

RedFrame

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Another vote for Tanya here!

I would suggest measuring the existing battery and make a note of where the positive and negative terminals are and it's Ah which will be written on it, then giving them a call... or you can use the filter on their website...

You won't go far wrong with Varta.

Cheers
Red

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Aug 5, 2012
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Need to replace my lead acid batteries any ideas where from. I have been advised to buy varta
Hi I have used Halfords for the last 13 years on all my battery's mainly because its easier to return them if you have problems, but had none so far.
 

MisterB

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
Is it worth considering getting lithium? You prob only need to buy one to get more available Ah to actually use? Though of course it will be close to twice the cost, possibly even a bit more ...
 
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Simon Meadwell
Jan 28, 2016
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If it's daylight just disconnect the wire from the solar panel into the solar controller before you start... And reconnect it last 👍
I am an electric luddite due to my Dad being a spark always doing jobs for me. I dont know what the controller looks like

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Stealaway

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Jan 8, 2013
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Solar controller will look something look like this. Wire's from the solar panels and wire's out the battery.
 

RedFrame

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I am an electric luddite due to my Dad being a spark always doing jobs for me. I dont know what the controller looks like
Perhaps it would be worth finding someone to help you that is a little more knowledgeable. That way you know it's right and you'll learn how to do it for next time? Where are you based?

In fact you're only in Stockport, I'll send you a PM.

Cheers
Red.
 
Nov 4, 2011
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If it's daylight just disconnect the wire from the solar panel into the solar controller before you start... And reconnect it last 👍
I’ve believe it’s not good to disconnect solar panels when under load, it can damage the regulator.
If I’m going to remove batteries I disconnect the solar panels the night before.
 
Jun 19, 2021
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Nee
My battery is no longer holding its charge. My fault entirely 🤦🏻‍♀️.
How easy is it to install a new leisure battery? I’ve changed a car and ride on mower batteries before, is it just as easy?
 
Feb 9, 2008
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I see the thread has drifted already. Tayna or Alpha batteries are worth a consideration.

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Apr 27, 2016
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How easy is it to install a new leisure battery? I’ve changed a car and ride on mower batteries before, is it just as easy?
Yes, but a couple of points. If the new battery is a different type to the old battery, (wet, AGM, Gel) you may need to set the appropriate profile on the charger. Or restrict your choice to the same type as the old one if there's no way of setting a profile.

If you have solar, your solar controller might have to be connected in a definite sequence so that it recognises the battery as a 12V type, not a 24V one. If so, disconnect one of the solar panel wires, then connect the battery first, then the solar panel wires.
 

Greasy Chap Butty

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Oct 16, 2022
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Is it worth considering getting lithium? You prob only need to buy one to get more available Ah to actually use? Though of course it will be close to twice the cost, possibly even a bit more ...
If they already have all the charging set up installed, it could be tricky?
 

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