RV Battery Selection Guidelines and Info
Why we use deep-cycle batteries in the RV and Marine industries:
Recreational vehicles and recreational boaters have one main thing in common and that is they both like to head off into the wilderness and enjoy nature. Even though these two types of battery consumers like to get away from it all, most of them also like to enjoy access to select modern conveniences to make these trips more comfortable. Although each of these types of battery consumers have a multitude of differences in regard to their approach of getting away, they have one big thing in common. Both RV and Marine industry consumers have certain needs for power and in many cases, lots of it. They will need to have ways to generate and store power so they can benefit from its usage when required.
Remote Power Generation:
There are several ways to generate power whether from an isolated desert location or somewhere anchored in a cove somewhere in the Caribbean Sea. Some of these methods include wind generators, solar power and fossil fuel powered generators. Since the wind and sun are not always cooperative and generators are both expensive to operate and relatively noisy there arises a need to be able to store energy for use at a later time. Batteries are the device that makes this energy storage necessary.
What makes a battery deep-cycle capable:
Not just any type of battery is designed for this strenuous type of discharge and recharge life style. A true deep-cycle battery, like Lifeline Batteries, is what you will need to accomplish this task effectively. Deep-cycle batteries are specifically designed to handle the rigors of deep discharges and recharges with the most effective delivery of energy. Not all deep-cycle batteries are built to the same standards. You won’t get the same life expectancy from batteries that have thin flat plates or from thin spiraled plates, but only from the thickest positive plates in the industry like those used in Lifeline Batteries. In addition to thick flat positive plates, there is an array of materials and processes used in the manufacturing of Lifeline Batteries that make them top performers. There are special stabilizing materials used on the negative plates, the absolute highest micro porous glass matting, hand welded over the partition intercell connections and fully sealed and crimped edges all polyethylene separator material just to name a few. All of these steps and processes contribute to the unparalleled true deep-cycle performance that is delivered by Lifeline Batteries.
Several battery sizes to choose from:
Lifeline deep-cycle RV and marine batteries come in twelve, six and two volt forms and can be linked together in a combination of series and parallel connections to achieve the desired system voltage. The costs of batteries regardless of their size and voltage is driven mainly by the energy they can store and deliver, as well as their life expectancy. There are also several battery case sizes that makes it easy to accommodate different sized battery boxes. Battery Counsel International has a list of conforming battery group sizes to help in making accurate comparisons. Lifeline batteries come in a full array of these industry standard case sizes and additional industry specific custom sizes.
What is really included in the cost you pay for a battery:
As battery prices around the RV and marine industries can vary greatly, it is important to consider many factors prior to making a purchase. For instance, AGM batteries that claim to deliver industry competitive specs at a significantly reduced cost could prove to only be a short-term solution. AGM batteries manufactured in country’s far from the US will often incur additional shipping charges and import taxes that make up large portions of their overall costs. There is a direct cost involved in manufacturing industry leading AGM batteries that cannot be avoided without compromising manufacturing principles and product. As a multi- generational US family owned and operated battery company our core focus has always been on quality above quantity and customer and employee satisfaction.
How and where to hunt down a quality AGM battery option:
Lifeline has worked diligently to grow its vast dealer and distributor networks. Simply go to our website to access our dealer locator or contact us directly and we will put you in touch with a dealer near you. www.lifelinebatteries.com We have a number of national and international stocking dealers and rapid shipping throughout the US to satisfy most any location in short order.