Struggling for a battery, need some advice.

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  1. Gleam123

    Gleam123 Active Member
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    The battery ive been using since I started middle of last year is ruined now, im barely getting a mornings work out of it before it runs low enough to stop me in my tracks.

    Ive never bought a battery before but I did buy a flojet pump from Gardiners ad the one that came with it wasnt big enough for my DI vessels.

    Can someone please help me out here as im really screwed until I get a new battery.

    Thanks
     
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  2. ricoclay

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    What size/capacity are you looking for? What is your old one?
     
  3. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey Guru
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    run off cig lighter if you can, i did this for over a year
     
  4. Gleam123

    Gleam123 Active Member
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    Ive no idea what im looking for to be honest mate, I charged my current battery every single ***ht and this morning it said it was fully charged and gave me 2 hours max.

    The one ive got at the moment is a 12 volt 18 amp
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    that is why, its a waste of time, you need at least 60 amps, to last a day, i got a 44amp but i run of a split relay

    if you run full power it is only going to last 2 hours as a pump can draw 9 amp a hour
     
  6. Gleam123

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    It says 12V 18AHR on the battery anyway so im guessing that means 18 amp.

    Im really screwed without one now so I need to buy one asap
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    id go get this mate

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CARAVAN-LEISURE-BATTERY-MOTORHOME-LEISURE-BATT-115Ah-/150463047944?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item23084be908#ht_806wt_1163

    pritty local as well

    pricey but should keep you going for a while lol ;p
     
  8. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    I bought this one:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270916912409?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648#ht_2394wt_1185

    Good price and works well so far. Heard others have used it for a year and still going fine.
     
  9. MarkB

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    go to a local motor factor and buy a leisure battery,

    I've had my leisure battery for over 2 years now and with a split charging relay its never failed on me, i dont even have a battery charger for it never needed one.
     
  10. Gleam123

    Gleam123 Active Member
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    Did it come with a charger mate or did you have to buy it seperatle
     
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