Forums » Ask a Question

Use this forum to post your questions to our experts – you need to be logged on to do it (you can register here ), then scroll down to the bottom of this page and click the blue Post Thread words

If you can help answer the question, feel free to post a reply – you need to be logged on to do it (you can register here ), then hit the reply button on the thread.

 

To go back to the experts page click here>>

AuthorMessage
darrel
darrel

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:17pm

Post Subject: Battery

Should the starting battery on a narrowboat be different from the domestic batteries

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:53pm

Post Subject: Battery

Yes and no. In an ideal world starting batteries would have many thin plates and would be sized in CCA (Cold Cranking Amps)where as domestic batteries would have fewer, thicker, better supported plates and be sized in Ah. However most modern "leisure" batteries seem to sold as dual purpose. As most boaters kill their domestic batteries by sulphating them before they run out of cyclic life I doubt there is much disadvantage for the budget conscious boater. The other thing is an 80 to 90 Ah equivalent starter battery is maple for most needs where as domestic batteries tend to be 110Ah or above. Tony Brooks

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Canal Boat monthly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Like us on Facebook



Follow us on Twitter

Cache: Disabled for this object  Total Queries: 43.  Total Objects: 162.  Total Unserialized: 3. Total Runtime: 0.58 seconds.