Pump battery

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  1. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Does anyone happen to know the minimum amperage? required for a leisure battery?

    The one I'm looking at is 95ah. Will that suffice?

    Cheers in advance
     
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  2. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    There is no minimum mate, just depends how long you want it to last based on what your pump draws in ah. as an example my 12ah small one in trolley last about 3 hours continuous use. If your pump draws 4ah it should last about 24 hours.

    Just get the biggest ah rating you can saves recharging all the time
     
  3. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    95 is wat i have what exactly are u working on ropeman :p
     
  4. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Yeah, electricity was never my strong point. Recharging aint an issue as will be wired up to split charge relay so no worries there, just gotta grab a battery before going to sparky tomorrow.

    Just setting up tanks and wot nots in the van Pete.
     
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    oh trad man u goin more wfp :D do tell wat u puttin in
     
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    On a single operator van, of which we have 2 with 500 liter tanks, we have found an 85 amp is sufficient but ideally it needs to be charged every evening. (2 of the 3 vans do very little mileage so the Split Charge Relays don't do that much recharging. The 3rd van does more mileage to and from work so SIL only fully charges his battery every couple of weeks when it starts to go flat. He's a bit lazy when it comes to monitoring the charge in his battery and has been caught out a couple of times.) The battery will perform best when it isn't used below 75% of charge.

    I use a 110 amp and find that it takes a hammering even in single operator mode even with the benefit of a split charge relay.

    Do you need to remove the battery from the van each time you charge it?

    If so a 110 amp is rather heavy. A friend of mine has to do this as he hasn't a driveway and he has 2 batteries which he alternates and leaves the other behind on charge. He uses 85 amp batteries because of this.

    I'm fortunate as I park on the driveway and just run an extension lead out to the van and plug the charger in. In winter the van is heated so putting the battery on charge as well makes sense.

    If you are looking at a battery, I would recommend a good make. Also look at what else is available and take note of the weight and size. The heavier the battery, the more lead, so according to the experts, a better battery.

    My Numax 110 amp is just over 4 years old; my son's 85 amp Numax is now nearly 4 years old, and son in law's Numax 85 amp is 31/2 years old.

    A fellow window cleaner swears that the best batteries are Banner, but they are also more expensive.

    I have looked on the Tanya website and the price delivered for a Numax battery is £75.00 incl VAT delivered. I paid £80.00 4 years ago from our local motor factors. Numax won't give a warranty on batteries used for wfp as they say we destroy them. Halfords supply other brands and have been more than willing to accept a warranty, but they are more expensive.
     
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  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    LMAO Pete, the world seems to believe I am only traditional, perhaps it is the impression I prefer to give.

    We do seriously prefer trad cleaning however we have been using WFP's also since 2008 as it is just a fact that there are some jobs that cant be done safely from a ladder.

    I have a 500l Brodex RO (waiting for Smurfs punches) that I am whacking in a van for Nick as we are also (as I mentioned in another thread) going to be hunting down thee more exclusive estates, by estates I mean the lucky gits that own acreage not 50 houses bunched together by the council.

    Fact of the matter is we are looking at going much higher priced with an almost American style approach and looking for the size of jobs that get done once or twice a year at a hefty whack as opposed to monthly or six weekly. We already have enough terraces and semis etc now we go hunt the big game and they like to see you have a 'professional' setup.

    As Smurfy said in his post the customer knew he would do a proper job cause he came with the right tools (or words to that effect)

    P.S. sometimes we can go an entire week without breaking out the poles, just the ladders. It's just nice to have options.
     
  8. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    And the main reason I am asking is we currently have a DIY system with an 85ah battery that seems to die pretty quick so I was curious to learn a bit more about amperage requirements etc.
     
  9. peter rogers

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    hmm ive never had that problem i do about 10 mile a day

    i have it on a split relay and a built in charger in controller

    u get the system cheap enough ??
     
  10. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I got this system with RO, DI, 4 poles, and a 50ltr trolley system to boot for less that the ferry ticket, hotel and beer will cost when I come demonstrate how proper windies do it Peter :p
     
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