New battery advice

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  1. Beccy

    Beccy Active Member
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    I use car batteries instead of a leisure battery as I'm on a bike so can't charge as I go. I have 2 and charge them in the house with a mains charger. One on charge and one in use....

    I recently got a new charger as the one I was using was borrowed and I had to give it back. Within a week both batteries have died. So, I think there's a fault in the charger, so will be returning that tomorrow but I now also need a new battery.

    The choice is huge and I'm not really sure the difference between them all. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks :)



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  2. Tuffers

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    If you buy a leisure battery, make sure your next charger will charge gel batteries. One like THIS
     
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    Is there a reason for me to get a leisure battery over a standard car battery?

    That is the pretty much the same charger as will be going back tomorrow ;)



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    Thanks, that's really useful. Unfortunately weight is a massive factor for me and leisure batteries look like they're a good 8kg heavier than standard batteries :( that's like having an extra baby on the trailer!

    This is the pump I think I have:
    http://www.windowcleaningwarehouse.co.uk/FL100.html
    I can't go and check because we're not living at home right now (long story involving dry rot and a hideously big impending bill) but can anyone hazard a guess, or have a look if they have the same one at how many amps it is? I'm guessing not many but don't want to end up buying a too small battery.

    Thanks :)



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    you should be able to get the pure freedom batterys cheaper via ebay.
    may try one of these myself when set up. didnt think of them. till i got sorted
     
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    Thanks guys. I wasn't able to buy online as I had jobs that had to be done on Sunday and being in the Highlands things take a long time to be delivered. So I went ahead and bought a cheap standard battery to get me working again for now. I'll get sorted with a leisure battery of some description as my second battery soon :D



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