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Unread 07-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Deep-Cycle Battery

What do y'all think of using Deep-Cycle Batteries in ZJ's?

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Unread 07-13-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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I think using a regular marine grade deep cycle battery as a starter battery is dumb.


I think using a dual purpose deep cycle\start battery is a good idea.


I think doing a dual battery setup with a deep cycle as the second battery is a good idea.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 02:25 PM   #3
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I ran the biggest one Costco sells. Lasted under 3 years. Just died one day the weather changed and wouldn't take a charge. Deep cycle won't hold up to starting and running chores. They are designed to be run into the ground and then charged back up.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
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what they said. deep cycle batteries don't handle small draw and recharge cycles very well.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
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You have to 'exercise' them, meaning kill\recharge from dead every so often.
As the others have stated.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #6
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Agree, deep cycle is not for this application. If you plan to use vehicle accessories while the engine is off, just look for a standard battery with an increased reserve capacity.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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i have a deep cycle in mine also a 600w amplifier and it runs it just fine. I can run my stereo even longer with the deep cycle.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 05:14 AM   #8
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Unless you are draining the battery to zero often, you are shortening it's life potential.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 07:47 AM   #9
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Well the reason why i am wondering is because i have something draining the life out my battery over night (Think its the body ground controller) And i have an old deepcell in my camper and i been thinking about using it because it can handle the draining that is happening so i don't ruin the battery i have in the Heep right now.....
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Unread 07-14-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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I think a multimeter and fuse puller would be a wiser investment right now.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #11
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Like i said i got it just siting here doing nothing atleast it will stand up to it while i try and sort out that problem. its my DD so i can't just like it be down i still have to drive it.. Right now i got the #7 fuse pulled and its not draining it...
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Unread 07-14-2011, 06:04 PM   #12
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Tossing in a side note about batteries. I know one day this will haunt me, perhaps in the morning, however in 2003 I picked up a battery from Advance Auto Parts for my Subaru, 3 year pro rate, etc. I tend to use the car radio when I am outside working alot, and this has become a sick project. I still have that same battery today. No maintenance since then, the thing just works, it was the cheapest battery they had at the time, and although only starting a small turbo 4 cylinder, I am going to keep this thing until it does finally die one day. Passes the load test every service.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
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Okay i got another Alt from the junkyard i didn't change the pully (Just one less rib) I just put it on to test wasn't leaving it on long enough to damage anything and when i ran it my mulitimeter showed the battery was getting the same voltage as with the other Alt. around 13.2V so i swap the alt's again putting the old one back on and i drive to the store going i had everything off and the gauge needle was near 14V but still below it so i get to the store shut it off and go in when i lefti turn on my radio, AC, headlights on with fog lights and my cooling fan now going down the road doing 65 i watched as my battery gauge starts dropping and i keep on like that and when i get home i pop the hood and hook my MM to the battery to see how many volts its getting and it was at 12something and so i turn everything off but leave it running and its back up but only 13.3V am i right in thinking my Alt is bad and the people at advance that tested it is just wrong? below is some show and tell. lol


With everything on like i said going down the road this is what my gauge looked like but with just it running and nothing on its almost to 14 like a hair off...
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...411195020.jpg/

this is the reading at my battery with just the engine and cooling fan running.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...911195010.jpg/

and this is the reading i got from the battery when i had everything on.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 07:52 PM   #14
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Those readings look perfectly fine...
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Unread 07-14-2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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If they are fine then why is it if i drive to town 10miles with just the AC on pull up to a gas pump leaving it running start pumping gas and it dies and i go to start it right back up the battery is too weak to start it but if i repeat with the AC off it will sit there and idle while pumping with no problems or even shut it off it starts right back as strong as can be????
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