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?


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?


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?


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?