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Deep cycle batteries
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:48:33 am »
Hi guys,  I'm looking to get a new battery for my inflatable boat,  I use a minn kota traxiss 55lb, what do you guys suggest
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 07:56:36 am »
We had a minn Kota 30lb on our little mariner that we ran off a 65ah Deltec and it was fine for a good long while for a normal day on the water, but, it ran out of steam on several occasions when we had a couple more stuck hooks on those days.


I would not go anything less than a 115ah, yes it's bigger and heavier, but you will glad you fitted that the day you need to get back from far across the dam and especially on those days when the wind starts blowing head on.


Deltec's are more expensive, but imho they are just superior, last year's and years. I have a 115ah that is now over 12yrs old and I still run all my electronics off it for days on end without a blink or any issues.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 10:24:44 am »
Thanks LGF
Where can I get a deltec from in Kzn

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 10:48:49 am »
Many years ago bought a Landy with  a big Delco battery bigger than the 105 . It had a hole  in the case. I tilted the battery , topped up the acid and plugged the hole with Pratley putty. I  bought a new battery for spare and always traveled with it, used it for caravan lights etc. 10 years and 2 new batteries later :hehe:  I sold the Landy to an undertaker in the Transkei with the Deltec still going strong . :toppie:
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 10:52:58 am »
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 12:35:50 pm »
Thanks Plugger , will give them a call. Thanks guys

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 01:59:30 pm »
Coincidentally, was looking for online UPS just now and came across this... I know they are jhb but I've been getting a lot of sites that are delivering free of charge lately. Check it out. http://www.maidenelectronics.co.za/c159/Special-Offers.aspx
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 10:25:22 am »
So i had a look at the website and gave them a call and asked for a quote on the above link battery and this is what they said " Please note in this battery we only have the Energizer branded version. There is no difference whatsoever between the Deltec branded version and the Energizer branded version - they both come from the same factory made by Johnson Controls and depending on whose warehouse it ends up in as to what sticker it is sold with." So what i want to know if this is true .

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2017, 07:30:45 am »
Heard so many of those arguments on various things in the past, I still don't get it. I can accept the fact that a particular brand supplies various outlets (warehouses) in order, perhaps to boosts sales, but I'm not convinced. If it is the same, then why sell it (brand it) as something else?????

Given these things probably are true, take Tohatsu and Yamaha, it's well known that apparently, they are produced from the same factory and even have interchangeable parts, still, if I need a part for Yamaha, I go to Yamaha. Plain and simple.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2017, 08:13:50 am »
Thanks LGF
I actually found another online store check it out animalgear.co.za has a lot of outdoor stuff and got my Deltec from there, what i don't get as well why would the price be the same as a Deltec when Energizer is cheaper..

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2017, 09:23:27 am »
Tohatsu and Yamaha, it's well known that apparently, they are produced from the same factory and even have interchangeable parts...


Nope... Tohatsu are produced in their own factory. They are Japan's oldest outboard manufacturer. They do produce exclusively for the Nissan brand in the States and they have produced a few small outboards for various brands, notably Merc (lots), Evilrude and Yamaha.


In 2013, Tohatsu was wanting to break into the larger HP sizes in 4-stroke, Honda produced 8 models for them. As far as I know that is still the case.


I wish Tohatsu was properly represented in SA... They are amazing motors.


As far as batteries are concerned, so many of the batteries produced in SA are all made by First National Battery and just given different casings and labels.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 10:15:28 am »
Is there a proper way to charge deep cycle batteries? I usually charge it after every fishing trip, if I fish on a sat afternoon for 2hrs when I get back home it's on  charge even if I am going on Sunday to fish,  also once its full  charge do you take it off?

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 10:26:45 am »
I have gone over 100% to the use of smart chargers. The top of the range (as far as I know) being C-Tek, but with many other offerings now available. I no longer use the old "dumb" chargers.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2017, 10:35:08 am »
Thanks also got myself  a C-Tek smart charger 

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 08:22:31 pm »
Just some info if somebody might be looking for some deepcycles.


I picked up Deltecís 105ah with the double poles, normal and wing-nut poles, for R1750 in Claremont Pretoria at a place called Pro Touch Batteries. Perhaps the cheapest I could get them for as they normally sell for around 2300 - 2500, Iíve heard.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 06:46:56 am »
A tip on charging, not to charge the battery on the concrete floor

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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2018, 07:49:58 am »
A tip on charging, not to charge the battery on the concrete floor


I've heard this before and I could not think of a reason why... Google to the rescue. Turns out that it's only applicable to batteries of a bygone era. Or at least maintained by this article. https://www.homepower.com/articles/solar-electricity/equipment-products/ask-experts-batteries-concrete
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2018, 08:01:16 am »
For a smart charger look no further than the PSD008 / PSA008 at Midas for R999 on special - less than half the price of the C-TEC and just as good if not better.
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Re: Deep cycle batteries
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 09:33:03 am »
A tip on charging, not to charge the battery on the concrete floor


I've heard this before and I could not think of a reason why... Google to the rescue. Turns out that it's only applicable to batteries of a bygone era. Or at least maintained by this article. https://www.homepower.com/articles/solar-electricity/equipment-products/ask-experts-batteries-concrete

true as that might be, I still to this day, if needed, charge batteries on a piece of wood in the garage, on the boat there's no need.

A very crucial piece of info that isn't that well known is that once you've used a battery (deep cycles especially) is to put it on charge as soon as you get home and then store it fully charged, it extends the battery's lifespan considerably.
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