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Battery recommendation

Postby milto » March 19th, 2020, 9:00 pm

What's up everyone. Just curious if anyone has some input about my next battery purchase. I am currently running a 2 battery system that also supports my amp and speaker system. When the engine isn't running and radio playing the batteries seem to die pretty quick which is bringing me to think it's about that time. I haven't had them checked yet but will.

What batteries do you suggest that will get me the longest life to blast some tunes? Or any different types of set up or accessories that will improve the length between charges or running the motor.
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby FishWithChris » March 19th, 2020, 11:40 pm

Lithium Pros with the JL Marine PowerPole Charge system

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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby Juan » March 20th, 2020, 6:14 am

milto wrote:What batteries do you suggest that will get me the longest life to blast some tunes?

With batteries, you get what you pay for. Look for one in your price range with the longest reserve capacity. Optima Blue Tops have a great rep.

If you're within ear range, I'd recommend a single Duracell AAA battery. :-D
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby fishinfool » March 20th, 2020, 7:21 am

I have always had good performance from Interstate batteries. AGM have good reserve capacity.
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby Salty Gator » March 20th, 2020, 11:25 am

FishWithChris wrote:Lithium Pros with the JL Marine PowerPole Charge system

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Not to derail the thread, but have you tried it yet Chris? I’ve been considering pulling the trigger, and just got some more motivation today. I trust jl marine like crazy, just haven’t heard ANY real world experience ( even on fishing/boating forums)
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby leonreno » March 20th, 2020, 12:50 pm

Also, look into a ACR (automatic charging relay) it allows the motor to charge two batteries without worrying about one running the other down. You can get them from Blue Seas or Yandina.

https://www.bluesea.com/products/7610/SI-ACR_Automatic_Charging_Relay_-_12_24V_DC_120A

https://www.yandina.com/c100Info.htm
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby Salty Gator » March 21st, 2020, 7:19 pm

Is seems as there is another good option. Some guys on mbf are high on a unit called the stealth ac/dc... it’s less than half the price of the jl and their customer service is supposed to be as good or better
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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby FishWithChris » March 22nd, 2020, 9:44 am

SG, I haven't. I still have my Deka's on the boat from when I bought it, they're mfg 2017 per the sticker. I'm going to squeeze all the life I can out of them and will likely make the jump. Maybe a year or so (or less?). Waiting to see how a lot of these lithiums do in FL heat later this summer.

That ac/dc unit has been getting A TON of praise lately.

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Re: Battery recommendation

Postby DWilliams » March 25th, 2020, 8:11 am

Hard to go wrong with Interstate. Great service in Tallahassee. Try to go with a 31 size lead or lithium with same cap. Check your motor for an aux charging circuit. Most motors 150 and up have them.
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