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Crystal-clear

  • Posts: 2837
Anyone recommend a good battery?
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:29:40 pm »
I think it's time to replace one of the batteries that I've had for donkeys doesnt hold charge for long
It's a numax done me well
If anyone can recommend a good one please link this battery will run 2 pumps 2 switches at times so 115 amp + ?
Also if I dont wana wait days for it to arrive anything wrong with the halfords ones?
Cheers!

tlwcs

  • Posts: 1691
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 06:58:15 am »
Numax.
Why change  when this brand has served you well?

zesty

  • Posts: 698
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 07:13:39 am »
Banner energy bull, one of the leading brands, i bought one two years ago and it’s still going strong.

Ooooooog

  • Posts: 546
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 08:33:17 am »
Trojan

SB Cleaning

  • Posts: 3293
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 08:53:04 am »
I have been using the halfords ones for years, they have a 2 year warranty and always last just over 2 years before they start losing charge.

alank

  • Posts: 428
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 10:10:20 am »
Halfords have been fine for me, bought two 115ah last year they were reduced in price so all good  ;D

NWH

  • Posts: 10518
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 10:28:58 am »
Running what you are running I wouldn’t worry,if you had a diesel heater on top of that you’d need to think again,I got 2 from grippa which are Lucas they are just starting to drop quicker now about 2 years on.

Crystal-clear

  • Posts: 2837
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 11:25:43 am »
Cheers . Banner energy bull the other van has that plus I'm all about the animals love the bull lol.
https://www.alpha-batteries.co.uk/12v-banner-energy-bull-low-height-leisure-battery-95751/

Company called alpha batteries free del.

dazmond

  • Posts: 18261
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 02:23:37 pm »
Running what you are running I wouldn’t worry,if you had a diesel heater on top of that you’d need to think again,I got 2 from grippa which are Lucas they are just starting to drop quicker now about 2 years on.

im sure numax 105ah starter/leisure batteries are the ones  grippa install in their hot systems,thats what ive got in my van(2 in tandem).....

XV30HMF   105Ah C20   800 EN   1000 MCA(0 C)
price higher/work harder!

Plankton

  • Posts: 2418
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 02:43:41 pm »
Oliver James was recommending a battery last week. He must have used it more than a week now without any issue so must be good!

Crystal-clear

  • Posts: 2837
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 06:35:35 pm »
Running what you are running I wouldn’t worry,if you had a diesel heater on top of that you’d need to think again,I got 2 from grippa which are Lucas they are just starting to drop quicker now about 2 years on.

im sure numax 105ah starter/leisure batteries are the ones  grippa install in their hot systems,thats what ive got in my van(2 in tandem).....

XV30HMF   105Ah C20   800 EN   1000 MCA(0 C)

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F190828055303
Theres an  XV31MF here only £91..
3 year guarantee 800 sold

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172545782360

Here's the one you said
Both same price guess all good?

dazmond

  • Posts: 18261
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 07:17:22 pm »
id get the second one thats the same as mine.....its got 800CCA and a 4 year warranty,the other one has 500CCA and a 3 year warranty... ;)
price higher/work harder!

mac74

  • Posts: 316
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 08:48:12 pm »
Yuasa EFB  100ah - £109inc. Or Varta LFD90 Powerframe - £91.32 (its only 90ah but powerframe tech will take and hold a 13v charge even after its been rested, giving u a little bit more capacity) both are at Tayna Batteries. These are followed by bosch/banner/exide. I went for the yuasa efb 100ah x 2, each one rotated daily. The EFB tech (enhanced flooded battery) will give you a lot more cycles than a standard lead acid battery. If i remember right, one cycle is classed as 50% drain of a full charge (100% = 12.8v)  (50% = 12.2v). So if you had a 100ah batt running 2 shurflo 5.2l pumps and 2 spring type controllers off/on for 4 hours continuous, you would draw out about a fast 15ah. You can buy a volt meter of *bay (£10 each) and loop them in to each of your controllers and it will tell you the total amp hours, volts, watts etc. so u know what power your drawing out of each pump & controller. The uses of a leisure battery is gauged on something the manufacturers call a 20 hr rule, (i.e drawing lower amps off/on over a longer time period like a caravan fridge/lights/tv etc. which would let the batt recover). But in our trade we cain them a lot faster than that as its constant, so we can expect a shorter life span. It helps a bit if u have a split charge relay to top them up, but if your work is very compact, they dont have enough driving time to wack a decent charge in. A good charger is important too, i use a victron energy intelligent 15amp charger (with a 10m bluetooth monitor gimick) and a ctek 5amp charger as backup which is good also. The amount of leisure batteries ive killed over the years, by just not knowing how to treat them is unreal. So i did several days researching into this about 6 months ago when i was doing the same as u are now, so hope this helps, good luck m

Plankton

  • Posts: 2418
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 08:55:01 pm »
Can't really recommend it due to the length of time I've used it which is only ten months, but I think it should be a great battery from what I've read.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-105AH-Numax-XDC31MF-Deep-Cycle-Leisure-Marine-Battery-Motorhome-Caravan-Boat-/192019436895

Crystal-clear

  • Posts: 2837
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 11:18:09 pm »
Blimey that was some very technical post sorry I'm mind boggled ..
Plankton that  numax is more the price of the bull but without the bull ?? Why
What's wrong with Diaz's battery now £92 quid was gona order that I thought  ???

zesty

  • Posts: 698
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 08:24:02 am »
Cheers . Banner energy bull the other van has that plus I'm all about the animals love the bull lol.
https://www.alpha-batteries.co.uk/12v-banner-energy-bull-low-height-leisure-battery-95751/

Company called alpha batteries free del.

Yep that’s where I get mine from, been really impresses with Banner. Did a load of research before setting for that brand.

Spruce

  • Posts: 6978
Re: Anyone recommend a good battery?
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 08:25:01 am »
Yuasa EFB  100ah - £109inc. Or Varta LFD90 Powerframe - £91.32 (its only 90ah but powerframe tech will take and hold a 13v charge even after its been rested, giving u a little bit more capacity) both are at Tayna Batteries. These are followed by bosch/banner/exide. I went for the yuasa efb 100ah x 2, each one rotated daily. The EFB tech (enhanced flooded battery) will give you a lot more cycles than a standard lead acid battery. If i remember right, one cycle is classed as 50% drain of a full charge (100% = 12.8v)  (50% = 12.2v). So if you had a 100ah batt running 2 shurflo 5.2l pumps and 2 spring type controllers off/on for 4 hours continuous, you would draw out about a fast 15ah. You can buy a volt meter of *bay (£10 each) and loop them in to each of your controllers and it will tell you the total amp hours, volts, watts etc. so u know what power your drawing out of each pump & controller. The uses of a leisure battery is gauged on something the manufacturers call a 20 hr rule, (i.e drawing lower amps off/on over a longer time period like a caravan fridge/lights/tv etc. which would let the batt recover). But in our trade we cain them a lot faster than that as its constant, so we can expect a shorter life span. It helps a bit if u have a split charge relay to top them up, but if your work is very compact, they dont have enough driving time to wack a decent charge in. A good charger is important too, i use a victron energy intelligent 15amp charger (with a 10m bluetooth monitor gimick) and a ctek 5amp charger as backup which is good also. The amount of leisure batteries ive killed over the years, by just not knowing how to treat them is unreal. So i did several days researching into this about 6 months ago when i was doing the same as u are now, so hope this helps, good luck m

That charger is close to £150 with a holder. Phew!
You can’t negotiate with gravity

The older I get the better I was ;)