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easy44

Does anyone know who sells deep cycle batteries in Cebu?  I would actually like to buy one in Leyte, but I'm not very hopeful about anyone selling them here.  I need one for my generator because car batteries don't last very long on that kind of duty.

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KennyF

 

 

I need one for my generator because car batteries don't last very long on that kind of duty.

 

Is it used for starting or storage?

 

KonC

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Paul

I used to love Optima Batteries. There is a distributor on Luzon, I believe?

 

Solar System Philippines may have some.

 

Motolite's website doesn't load here. Maybe you can try it there. They used to sell deep cycle batteries.


Motolite has been known to deliver directly to purchasers, as well. They had a distributor in Carcar that I used to deal with, Rick. So, they may have one near you as well?

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Is it used for starting or storage?

 

KonC

Used for starting, but can sit a long time in between uses and loses it's charge.  I try to exercise the generator often, but not frequently enough I guess.  I bought a top of the line Motolite car battery but got a little less than 2 years service out of it.  I think I will takes Paul's advice and look for a golf cart battery.  That might do the job a little better than the car battery.

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Used for starting, but can sit a long time in between uses and loses it's charge.  I try to exercise the generator often, but not frequently enough I guess.  I bought a top of the line Motolite car battery but got a little less than 2 years service out of it.  I think I will takes Paul's advice and look for a golf cart battery.  That might do the job a little better than the car battery.

 

The reason I asked was that deep cycle are good for being drained and charged many times with little loss of the batteries life.

It will be of little or no use as a battery used to crank an engine, especially if you take into account the MUCH higher price.

 

Specialist batteries sometimes cost so much more that it often pays to buy small car batteries and trade them in more often as you have been doing.

 

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The reason I asked was that deep cycle are good for being drained and charged many times with little loss of the batteries life.

It will be of little or no use as a battery used to crank an engine, especially if you take into account the MUCH higher price.

 

Specialist batteries sometimes cost so much more that it often pays to buy small car batteries and trade them in more often as you have been doing.

 

KonC

Prices will probably make my decision for me. I figured they would be more but no idea how much more. Another possibility is to buy a car battery and keep it on an automatic trickle charger. Since I already have a charger for my bike, that might make more sense and would be cheaper.

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Prices will probably make my decision for me. I figured they would be more but no idea how much more

 

When I bought a battery in 1995 in Oz the deep cycle was well over double a regular car battery of the same capacity.

 

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Used for starting, but can sit a long time in between uses and loses it's charge.  I try to exercise the generator often, but not frequently enough I guess.  I bought a top of the line Motolite car battery but got a little less than 2 years service out of it.  I think I will takes Paul's advice and look for a golf cart battery.  That might do the job a little better than the car battery.

 

Rick, you may want to take an ammeter (that will check milliamperes) and check and see if there is anything drawing just a small amount of current from the battery. Something could be doing that.

 

How often are you exercising your generator? Once per month? More frequently? Less frequently?

 

You may want to put something like a battery switch on it, similar to this:

 

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Or, perhaps get a battery maintainer of some sort and put on it. You could go with a solar charged one, or one that runs off your home ac service. 

 

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Found a better image of a battery switch.
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Prices will probably make my decision for me. I figured they would be more but no idea how much more. Another possibility is to buy a car battery and keep it on an automatic trickle charger. Since I already have a charger for my bike, that might make more sense and would be cheaper.

 

Ahh. I just noticed this post. I guess you may not be running the genset long enough, or frequently enough, to keep the battery charged. Just sitting, a battery will still lose power over the course of time. 

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