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Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries? Amazing!
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Carriage on these lead-acid batteries as below but Collection is possible from North Warks warehouse
New Victron Energy AGM Batteries: Designed by the renowned Victron Energy Company especially for those looking for something rather better than normal. They say AGM batteries are more suitable for short-time delivery of high / very high currents (inverter use and engine starting) than gel batteries. Because of the use of lead calcium grids and high purity materials these batteries can be stored during long periods of time without recharge. The rate of self-discharge is less than 2% per month at 20°C. The Totally Maintenance Free 110Ah version (20 Hour Rate) features, Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) 800, Cyclic Capacity 900 cycles @ 30% Dod, 400 cycles @ 50% Dod, 200 cycles @ 100% Dod, M8 drilled, flat copper terminals ensuring best possible connection contact and eliminating the need for normal battery terminals. 220mm(H) x 171mm(W) x 330mm(D) 32Kg. Do note these batteries have flat M8 bolt on terminals for best performance not the clamp on post type. The similar 220Ahr version (20hr rate) offers a CCA of 1400 in 240mm(H) x 238mm(W) x 522mm(D) & 65Kg
Monobloc Traction batteries: The 6v version are quite heavy as a pair wired in series to give the needed 12v but offering massive 232Ah deep-cycling capacity for those who need it and can take the weight within their free payload! when we can get it - now a 12v 155Ahr too.
Squadron Energy & Platinum Batteries: Squadron themselves are no longer with us so Energy batteries are no more. Many of the original Energy batteries were made available through another supplier as 'Platinum' but ongoing supply chain problems and price rises mean we've now discontinued these (along with many other retailers). We're now pleased to offer the excellent range of Lucas / Numax batteries as pictured right and described below. The popular Squadron SFL110 can be replaced by our AVB112.
New AHr Ratings C20: A note about published battery capacities. Standards for testing battery capacity were revised recently and as a result some batteries have been 'downgraded'. Nothing about the battery has actually changed but the labelling is different - so the old Squadron SFL110 is replaced by the Lucas CXV96 - more or less identical performance and size but very different label! The three Ah ratings you may see are measured when discharged over 5, 20 and 100 hours, their labels are abbreviated to 'C5', 'C20', 'C100'. All our batteries are quoted at the 20 hour rate 'C20' which is the current recommendation for retail. You may see elsewhere descriptions like 110/130Ahr and those twin figures refer to the C20 and C100 ratings, this battery would be the same as our 110 - not superior to it! Label example left is from a well labelled battery.
A word of caution: Because
leisure batteries situated in the living areas of motorhomes are in an enclosed space, and because
under some circumstances escaping charge gasses can explode, all camper
batteries should be totally sealed or be vented to the outside or have
special flame arresting vents. This
is one of the reasons that GEL are favoured by manufacturers because
properly and totally sealed - as also are our AGM range below. Unfortunately the term 'sealed' doesn't always mean what we think it
means - persistent enquiries about several budget 'sealed'
the internet produced responses along the lines of "Thank you for your
enquiry. It is sealed only in the sense that the
battery cannot be
topped up ... this battery must be fitted in a vented space". This is
also true of our budget SFL range which are only 'sealed' in the
maintenance sense. Anyway - do beware when purchasing, not everyone
really knows what their 'sealed' means but we do and we're
honest about it too! Our AGM left And GEL ranges below
right are fully
sealed "to 180º", so you can even use them on their sides,
very handy under seats etc!
Some Lucas now discontinued by our distributor, the related Albion
batteries still available as below
Lucas SFL - AGM - GEL Leisure Batteries: Enhanced performance. OE or better spec, ISO 9001, Long life, Sealed & maintenance free. Calcium Technology. Buy Below >>>
Also selected Lucas Starter and Albion Leisure listed below.
You may also be interested in our carriage-paid Adventurer battery range
Battery capacity versus discharge rate: Here's some interesting data from Victron - useful to those of tyou working out a system with a big inverter in it!
Battery discharging characteristics: The rated capacity of Victron AGM and Gel Deep Cycle batteries refers to 20 hour discharge, in other words: a discharge current of 0,05 C. The effective capacity decreases with increasing discharge current. Please note that the capacity reduction will be even faster in case of a constant power load, such as an inverter.
So, a 110AHr AGM battery that would normally yield 50-60% of that capacity without longer term damage will yield only about 40AHrs when powering a 2KW inverter! (110 x 60% normal x 60% for discharge at less than the 1hr rate - and that assumes your inverter can tolerate <10v as final voltage). The golden rule here is: For big loads provide big capacity! This increases the discharge time and boosts the safely available capacity for use. You can ignore all this of course and push the battery to its limits but the overall battery life will then be significantly reduced every time you do it.
Victron AGM deep cycle batteries have excellent high current performance and are therefore recommended for high current applications such as engine starting. Due to their construction, Gel batteries have a lower effective capacity at high discharge currents. On the other hand, Gel batteries have a longer service life, both under float and cycling conditions.
Battery Selection: These guides are from one of our earlier ranges but illustrate the different characteristics of the different battery types. The latest batteries may have a slightly different set of figures (usually improved) but all the general trends are the same.
Carriage - Please read! Carriage of lead acid batteries is very expensive! But Collection is possible from our North Warwickshire warehouse by pre-paid pre-arrangement.
There are special carriage arrangements for these acid based items which all have special delivery requirements - e.g. delivered on mini pallets via specialist carrier / special insurance, so do please note the higher carriage charges on these items - £30 per delivery for single or multiple batteries. There are additional carriage charges as below for Wales, SW & S England, N. England, Scottish lowlands, and for all London postcodes. Don't even ask about the eye-watering cost for Highlands, Ireland, NI, IoM, IoW, etc unless ordering quite a few as a single shipment.
It actually costs us more than we charge here but we are pleased to subsidise to some extent to help out!
Carriage-free Collection: Collect from our warehouse, save on carriage, and get a few bob for your old battery, or batteries, as scrap! This carriage-free collection from our midlands warehouse is by arrangement only and also pre-paid. Ring or email to arrange this with us and to get the carriage eliminated or refunded.
Saving on carriage: Save on multiples! For orders of multiples of the same battery the site will only charge a single standard £30 'battery carriage'. If you order mixed types - which is unusual - the site may automatically charge £30 for each type but we promise to promptly refund any excess to you. On these mixed orders you can for a deal If you prefer. Why not team up with friends to save money here? - All must be delivered to the same address of course to qualify for the delivery savings. Buy Below >>>
Ireland & Islands? Sorry no, the cost to ship lead-acid batteries offshore & Ireland (N&S) is eye-watering!
All sizes quoted are overall boxed sizes. This data is subject to change without notice.
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