battery recommendations

Discussion in 'General' started by Powder Monkey, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. specialist

    specialist Active Member

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    SLA batteries are quite safe. More so than the other types.
     
  2. Powder Monkey

    Powder Monkey Active Member

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    so what are most pepole useing?
     
  3. crzyhawk

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    I use SLA batteries in my Invincible and Courageous. My plan has been to give NiMHs a shot in my SLC due to the ship's displacement. I'm not sure atm what I'll use in the Salem, may just use the same SLAs I use in the Invincible and Courageous depending on my weight.

    I had always thought that SLAs were quite safe too specialist, but I can't for the life of me think of why a club would outlaw them. Safety was the only thing I could think of.
     
  4. Tugboat

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    I think the old lead-acid are the issue. SEALED lead-acid are not an issue, and they are also what most people use.
     
  5. Powder Monkey

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    So I think I'm leaning to 6v7ah or 6v12ah sealed lead acid gel cell battery probably the later if it will fit and not be too heavy

    I’m running three 550 two drive and one pump and my radio

    What do you think?
     
  6. Powder Monkey

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    is any one out there ??????
     
  7. Tugboat

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    Sorry, Monk... I run a 6V, 12AH in my I-boat and she's good for 4 sorties. Since a normal battle runs 3, that means it's alright :) I would not go with a 7AH battery, unless your club rules allow switching whenever you want.
     
  8. Mark

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    Depends on how many batteries you use, I've got 4- 6 volt, 7AH batteries (will probably get 4 more just to add ballast) hooked in parallel for 28AH @ 6volts :)
     
  9. Powder Monkey

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    That would work great for me if I wanted to make mine a Mooring ;-)
     
  10. crzyhawk

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    IIRC the IRCWCC allows cruisers (class 3 and below) to change batteries between sorties. If that's the case then he could easily get away with 7AH batteries.
     
  11. Powder Monkey

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    So were dose that leave me at 3.5 do you know how they classify that rounding down would be nice
     
  12. Powder Monkey

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    I think that’s how I will go tug if I can swap out
     
  13. Powder Monkey

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    6V, 12AH that is
     
  14. Powder Monkey

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    okay so know where do you all shop
     
  15. crzyhawk

    crzyhawk Well-Known Member

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    http://www.batterymart.com/p-6v-12ah-sealed-lead-acid-battery.html
     
  16. Tugboat

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    What he said ;)
     
  17. Powder Monkey

    Powder Monkey Active Member

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    okay than the winner is
     
  18. djranier

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    Wow little high in price, down in Florida we buy from Portable Power Systems, at $14.35 ea. And if you buy 4, they are only $13.85 each.

    Visit this site
     
  19. crzyhawk

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    hmmm might have to check that out. That's why I love this website, great place to share information.
     
  20. Powder Monkey

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    opps pass me the new envelop and the winner is