Trojan leisure batteries are more expensive but can last up to twice longer
Solar battery charging of Leisure Batteries is becoming ever more popular amongst the people who own Motorhomes and caravans Best Caravan Batteries. In the past the owners of these vehicles would use a cheap car battery, but
as the caravans became more sophisticated and the manufacturers added more luxuries that were controlled by electricity, then so the power supply to operate these electric gadgets had to be more powerful and specific Leisure Batteries were developed by the large battery companies.
The normal car battery was simply not adequate to use on most of these kinds of vehicles. The car battery is designed to start the car in any type of weather, from hot to freezing cold temperatures, the car batteries Caravan Leisure Batteries are expected to start your car. These batteries will show you the CCA (cold cranking amps) on the battery label and although they worked when caravans and the early motorhomes did not use much electricity, they are no good to use now, because the battery requires more storage and not CCA’s.
These new types of Trojan Leisure Batteries were developed with electric storage in mind. The battery looks like a large car battery but has in fact been given thicker cells, to enable the Leisure Batteries to store more power. These batteries connect in line with the motorhomes charging system or a new system that is getting more popular is the use of solar power to charge up the batteries when the owner travels away from a power supply, say in the wilderness or in a farmer’s field.
These new types of Trojan Leisure Batteries are usually sealed but contain a pressure release valve which will let off any excess pressure if for some reason the battery overheats or for some other reason such as very high temperatures and this can happen but is very rare, in fact I have only seen one leisure battery that has exploded and I have taken a picture to show on the blog post. These batteries are made by Johnson Controls the World’s leading battery development company and battery manufacturer, making famous brand names such as Varta, Lucas and Numax batteries. The most popular part numbers for leisure use are LV22 and LV26, both batteries are a single post and will fit most caravans and motorhomes.
The next type of battery that can be used is the AGM battery (absorbed glass mat). This battery has glass fibre particles added to the acid to make the liquid acid into a type of paste, and because of this, the Trojan Leisure Batteries is totally sealed and can be stood in any position. This battery is most suitable for all battery storage needs because it will charge and discharge at a much
higher rate and will last much longer than the lead acid leisure batteries that I have talked about earlier.
One of the leading AGM manufacturers in the World is Trojan for leisure batteries
And these are the batteries that are recommended by the expert in the attached video.The video is all about solar storage for the home, but I am impressed with the way that he visually shows the different batteries that I have tried to describe, I feel that a video can save many words and many people are visual and can understand more when they see pictures. So have a good 2014,
Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and, of course, Tyre-safe.