Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
Are Marine Bats not intended for yachties with house functions?
Car bat seems to start my car OK and I'm 99% sure there is vibration in my car. It also manages to power my car electronics... But I don't usually sit with the main beams on, With the stereo blaring etc. While the engine is off.
There's 3 types of batteries:
Starting = designed to discharge lots of amps within a few seconds, thin plates, not designed to be discharged deeply (Discharging below ~11 volts will shorten battery life substantially), high CCA for its size
Hybrid = mixed design with thin & thick plates... in my opinion, hybrid starting/deep cycle batteries suck at both!
Deep Cycle = designed to discharge a small amount of amps over a long period of time, thick plates, can recover from being deeply discharged (Do not leave them this way for long, or the plates will sulphate which will inhibit charging), low CCA for its size