Battery Selection

How do I select the right deep cycle battery for my application?

What is the difference between a deep cycle battery, a starting battery and a dualpurpose battery?

Can I use a Deep Cycle battery as a starting battery?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Gel, AGM and Flooded Lead Acid/Wet Deep Cycle batteries?

What is better? 24 volt or 48 volt system?

Charging

How can a battery’s state of charge be accurately measured?

When do I need to perform an equalisation charge?

Does my deep cycle battery develop a memory?

Do batteries self-discharge when not in use?

What type of charger should I buy?

What size charger should I buy?

Maintenance

When should I water my batteries?

How often should I water my batteries?

What is the proper electrolyte level?

Do you ever add acid to the battery?

Can a battery freeze?

What is the specific gravity of a fully charged battery?

Can I reduce my maintenance by not gassing my batteries?

How can I tell if a battery is bad?

What is used to clean a battery and neutralise the electrolyte?

Temperature

How does temperature affect the performance of my batteries?

How do I determine b battery capacity when it is colder or hotter?

How do I account for temperature when taking my gravity readings?

How do I account for temperature when taking my voltage readings?

Is there a maximum temperature for charging my batteries?