Marine Batteries-delivered to customers moored on boats in Hull Marina and Norfolk

Marine Batteries

Marine Batteries; lovely Summers day to deliver boat batteries to a boat

This spring has been one of the sunniest on record.Especially, here in the UK. Hence, we in West Yorkshire have seen wall to wall sunshine for the past three weeks.

marine batteries

The image shows, a bank of Marine Batteries that are to be found in the boat power supply.

 

We took a phone call.of course, from a guy who owned a sailing boat. Which is moored in the Marina in Hull, East Yorkshire. He wanted to buy some AGM marine batteries for his ship. As expected, he needed them urgently. because he was about to sail the next day. Thus, had to catch the first tide out to sea,(all strange stuff to a land lover like me).

I rang him back with the price of the batteries,

Hull Marina in the height of Summer is a beautiful place to visit and is one of the Hull Attractions. I think that sometimes I am very lucky to visit such wonderful places when I am out and about delivering batteries to our online customers.

He haggled a bit, but we agreed on a price and off I went that afternoon down the M62 motorway to Hull. The day was a beautiful sunny day and a pleasure to be out and about. I arrived in Hull and parked up at the Marina hotel car park, met the guy with the boat. We exchanged his money for the Marine Batteries, and off he went a happy man with his Marine Batteries, to sail away into the sunset “as the song goes”

Marine Batteries

I had a walk around the marina a took a couple of pictures for my blog, a great day was had, and we ended up with a happy customer. We have also started delivering our 12 Volt Battery (AGM marine batteries) to Norfolk where there are many boat owners. Some of the rivers are enormous, and the ships can sail well inland. I must admit though that this also gives us a problem in finding the remote areas where the boat owners live; we get there in the end.

 Eric Roberts

Deep Cycle Batteries-This type of battery can be used to start your car.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries; You need more amps than a starter battery

Deep Cycle Batteries. This is a sort of question in reverse. Most people try to use car or leisure batteries.Hence, to fit their scooters or golf trolleys. But it is possible to use an AGM (Absorbed Glass Matting) type to start a car. Thus,this blog is aimed mainly at the motorhome/camper type customer.Therefore, that are unsure of the kind to fit.This type of battery is sealed and so can be installed on its side if required. Indeed some car makers.Of course, now provide a type of AGM Deep Cycle Batteries one to the interior of the car. Some of the Mazda range are fitted with a sealed one inside the car. Indeed underneath the driver’s seat. Because in the case of spillage during an accident.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Optima Red Top battery-Deep Cycle Batteries

The general rule when fitting an AGM  to a car is to increase the number of amps. Because of the cranking amps in a regular car battery. Are higher than those in an AGM battery. The general rule is. To fit a battery with about 20 to 25% more power in amps than a regular car starter battery. Genuine AGM deep cycle batteries are available in “Optima batteries”, from www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Deep Cycle Batteries

The modern car engine with electronic ignition and fuel injection does not need as much power to crank up the engine as the older cars; this means that modern engines do not require as large a cranking amps as they used to and therefore is much less important as it used to be. However, vehicles including leisure vehicles are now fitted with power guzzling electric appliances that are more suited to using deep cycle batteries. Do not forget that the deep cycle can be totally drained and then re-charged and recover fully, but a car battery may not fully recover if totally discharged.

It will not hurt to fit Deep Cycle Batteries as a starter provided you up the amps.

If in doubt many companies now make a type of crossover battery called a leisure battery in different amps depending on how big the vehicle and amount of power the battery requires, this kind of battery is available online in Tungstone batteries and Lucas brands online at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Another kind of car now uses the AGM battery, known as the Start-stop system. These cars are now getting very popular because they automatically stop and start when the car comes to a stop, this saves energy and pollution, and by 2016 a significant number of cars will be fitted with this system, using AGM batteries.

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Working for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. Now I own a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Also their related products, anything that will help my business. Naturally, we are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Deep Cycle Batteries

Dave selling a leisure battery in Halifax

Maintenance Free batteries-are now becoming the normal fitment on most cars and trucks

This is a short article about maintenance free batteries

 The phrase maintenance free batteries is only partly correct.  What are Maintenance Free Battery vs Conventional  Cheap Car batteries , use up some of the water in their diluted mixture of sulphuric acid electrolyte during there every day cycle of charging and discharging. The electrolyte process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery. WE then add water to keep the battery topped up.

Maintenance Free batteries

Lucas Maintenance free batteries

Maintenance free batteries known as MF batteries use a different type of lead alloy. They use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy. This reduces the gassing therefore stops the need to keep topping up your battery. Indeed means that you have no need to top up your battery during the normal life of your  Battery.
The only problem can occur in exceptionally high temperatures where the Maintenance free batteries may boil but the newer types of MF battery now have pressure relief valves that come into operation when the pressure may get too high. For further reading…http://uk.ask.com/question/what-is-a-maintenance-free-battery

Altogether these Maintenance free batteries are becoming the normal standard for modern vehicle standards and are worth buying instead of cheap batteries.

Car batteries remained much the same, the only thing that changed was the different terminals and physical sizes of the batteries, battery plates, became a new mix of alloys and lead alloys and companies the likes of Lucas batteries became the first to introduce practically sealed batteries that were maintenance free, there were no screw tops on the battery for the driver to check the acid level.

Also there was the evolution of the cars. Many cars were now coming out on more sophisticated electrical systems. Which required car batteries with more power. We found that a difference in the old type battery and the new type of battery was that the new types of battery did not give you much time after failure, one morning the battery light would come on in your car and you would need a new battery, there and then; you do not have the time any more. It is very important to remember ,that the Maintenance free batteries must be stood up in the upright position. The battery caps do not unscrew and so the battery is classed as sealed. But it is important to remember that the battery is not leak proof.

Pressure relief valves automaticaly reseal

themselves after been released, this is a major safety feature.

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries can give you 150 Amps per hour?

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries are amongst the best batteries available to the Caravan and Motorhome community, not forgetting the lucky people who own a river craft or a canal pleasure boat.

All these types of vehicles require a battery, or a number of batteries to supply them with electricity, especially where there are no mains power points, usually in the wilderness or some isolated moorings.

Numax are not necessarily Cheap Leisure Batteries, but they are one of the more reliable battery products for this usage on the market. In fact I have only ever seen one faulty Numax

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries

A typical narrow boat using leisure batteries for the electrics and solar panels.

battery, since I started selling then six years ago.

The Leisure market battery products are always on show at some of the country’s top leisure shows and because of this the Numax name has become very popular. Also because of the internet, the Numax Caravan battery has actually come down in price and is now one of our best selling products that we offer online.

The most popular battery is the XV31MF battery. This is an 110amp one and is our best seller at the time of me writing this article. The number two, Leisure Battery is the  LV26MF , which is a 100 amp battery.

Following close behind is the LV22MF leisure battery

This is a 75 amp battery and is used for the person who goes away at weekends and the occasional two weeks holiday. When the first Motorhome Battery came out, the industry used the regular car battery; in fact the 100 amp leisure battery was derived from the 250 car batteries. The car battery was modified with thicker calls to hold more charge and was then known as the LV26MF battery for leisure use. The original 250 car battery was a starter battery and had to provide the power up front to start a car.

As the leisure market began to grow, then so did the size of the caravans and motorhomes. This meant that bigger batteries were needed, because portable televisions and fridges could fit into the larger vehicles. In the early days these came in the form of truck batteries, which were the largest batteries available. This led to the development of the XV31MF leisure battery which once again had thicker plates to store more power, as the truck battery was a starter battery and needed the power up front to start the vehicle.

One thing that has surprised me is that more people do not connect 2x LV22MF batteries together. These batteries are LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries and connected together in “Parallel” will give you a 75×2 capacity which is 150 amps, a much larger capacity than a XV31MF battery would. The main criteria is that you use the two exactly same batteries and the same number of amps, the

LV22MF Numax leisure Batteries

Modern motorhomes need powerful batteries

system will remain at 12 volts and in my opinion would be worth looking into.

Disclaimer

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb where you can buy battery products online.