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Old 07-19-2016, 01:00 PM
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Battery Question

We are going to be hanging out at Lallys Board Bash during the day Saturday for several hours. My boat has one battery. Could I connect my audio components to a deep cell battery off of my camper to run the radio through the day?

The battery wouldn't be connected to my starter battery.

I just replaced my steering Cable and upgraded my ballast. I'm trying to avoid putting another $200 into for a days worth of radio. I'm hoping this is a viable option.

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Old 07-19-2016, 01:43 PM
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If the posts are compatible there's no reason why you couldn't manually swap out your boat battery for the deep cycle and then switch back.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:43 PM
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yes... jut wire your positive and negative to same circuit.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:42 PM
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The second battery only has the small 5/16 posts. Will that work or do I need the larger terminals?


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Old 07-19-2016, 02:48 PM
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If I go with two batteries and a perky switch, should I leave my AGM battery as the primary batter and buy a deep cycle for the second battery?


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Old 07-19-2016, 04:21 PM
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don't do the perko switch... do it right and get the blue sea switch setup...unless you already have a perko switch..
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:13 PM
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Any recommendations on what battery to get for running just the stereo with a blue sea switch setup?
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:49 PM
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For basic use while engine running and short term engine off, a group-29 or 31 wet cell is hard to beat. If you plan to run long periods with engine off, you may need multiple batteries.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:37 PM
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For basic use while engine running and short term engine off, a group-29 or 31 wet cell is hard to beat. If you plan to run long periods with engine off, you may need multiple batteries.
What is long periods? How long would one 29 or 31 wet cell last?
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:50 AM
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Most of the day anchored in a the party cove or sand bar. Need to calculate the estimated load.
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