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Old 10-04-2013, 06:02 PM   #29
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So now I'm looking at buying ten batteries for $700. In series they'd give me 100ah and I'm thinking About buying twenty of them.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #30
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But I'm still trying to calculate how much solar power Ill need to keep them charged.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #31
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My understanding is that deep-cycles have less CCA than a traditional battery. Is that correct?

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You should bill the guy who sold you the deep cycle as a starting battery.. Now the good news.

If it's a Marine/Deep Cycle (not a true deep cycle) it should work.. If it does not,, Try cleaning the connections (This fixes mine every couple of years) as Marine/Deep cycle are really starting batteries, Just not rated for below freezing weather (Still work though).

The engine battery should be a regular starting battery though. Deep cycle are designed for a slower (relative to total capacity) discharge... Of course, since a pair of six volt is like over three times a group 24 capacity wise.....

The starter load on the house is a "Slow discharge".
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #33
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But I'm still trying to calculate how much solar power Ill need to keep them charged.
Here's a link to help you with the Solar question.

The 12volt Side of Life Part 2

About one third of the way through it talks about Solar. You may get some useful information from the article.

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I need to know where I can find a battery wiring diagram for a 1994 Itasca Suncruiser any ideas ?
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