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Old 10 July 2010, 12:36   #1
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Hi all, just a quicky, it may be a silly question but if you are not sure then the question should be asked.

12v 85amh battery,
1, where is best to get them from; specialist marine chandlers or the local car part suppliers?
2, does it have to be a leisure battery?
3, Approx how much?

I am now putting on my flame proof suit in preparation for the roating I am likley to get!!

Thanks in advance

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Lee,

I'd keep the suit handy. However, it will help if you tell us what the battery is intended for - engine/electronics/configuration.
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Ooooops, forgot to mention it is fir starting and running the electronics.
I currently have two and they are both knakered.

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I'll get flamed as well then, my old rib just had a normal car battery in it - nothing else is readily available here and the hassle/delay of getting a proper marine battery shipped here as a one-off made it the easy option. I think it's probably what everybody here does, for the same reason.

In the Halmatic launch at work (twin Volvo diesels) we've recently done away with the marine batteries which were fked and fitted 4 x 110AH Land Rover batteries (2 x 24V banks) rather than the 8 x 6V batteries that it had before, same reason, oh that and the small matter that the quote for the correct marine batteries was $2400 instead of 450! At that price difference we can sling them every couple of years as a precaution and still be cheaper.

Marine batteries are probably a bit like aircraft batteries, where the main difference is that they write "aeroplane" on it and add a 0 to the price
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Couldn't agree more.
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Hi all, just a quicky, it may be a silly question but if you are not sure then the question should be asked.

12v 85amh battery,
1, where is best to get them from; specialist marine chandlers or the local car part suppliers?
2, does it have to be a leisure battery?
3, Approx how much?

I am now putting on my flame proof suit in preparation for the roating I am likley to get!!

Thanks in advance

Lee
I think Biffer had the 85amh for @ 55/60 earlier this year. http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=4724



http://www.tayna.co.uk/Numax-CXV24MF-P3126.html
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Thanks to all the people who added to this thread, I have managed to pick up 2no 85 amp
batterys for 58 each. The shop is less than a mile away.

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