Leisure Battery quagmire

Skratt

New Member
hi all, Im looking to replace my elecsol 125ah leisure batteries.
from all accounts they dont seem to be any better than normal batteries like these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-12V-125Ah-boat-batteries-deep-cycle-2x-DC31-/250874819601?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo=LVI&itu=UCI&otn=5&po=LVI&ps=63&clkid=6027134643749004343#ht_2221wt_1093

I have a 160 watts solar panel and need batteries that last when the sun goes in. Im not too bothered about them lasting for 5 years I just need power that lasts a few days.
Does anyone have any non-technical, suggestions ?

actually my elecsols are still under guarentee so I may get them checked and get them replaced for nothing. .... I mean they are working but only last a night where they used to last 3 nights.

cheers, Skratt .....
 

Skratt

New Member
by the way ... im limited to two batteries of this size as thats about all the locker can take...:)
 

BigMomma

Well-Known Member
Whereabouts are you ? I am not a technician but have read that weather conditions can affect the performance of batteries especially the cold, so if you are somewhere a little chilly that may be a reason for the sudden deterioration in the battery life. Has your power consumption increased due to darker and colder nights etc. There may be other explanations other than duff batteries :thumb:
 

Wandering Star

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Like people, batteries function best at room temperature, and any deviation towards hot and cold changes the performance and/or the lifespan. Operating a battery at higher temperatures briefly improves performance ( take a look at the 'Latinos dancing' as opposed to us chilly brits!) by lowering the internal resistance and speeding up the chemical metabolism ( a shot of tequila as opposed to a pint of ale), but this 'shot of Tequila' condition shortens the batteries life if allowed to continue for a long period of time ( lots of Tequila will wear you out faster than the same amount of Ale). Some manufacturers of lead acid batteries make use of the improved performance at warmer temperatures and specify the batteries should be used at a reasonable temperature of 27°C (80°F).
. Batteries that would provide 100 percent capacity at 27°C (80°F) will typically deliver only 50 percent at –18°C (0°F).
"The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long." (Eldon Tyrell to Roy Batty, Blade Runner)

 

Dunroamin

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Hi, Simply said leisure battery ,slow in slow out,no naughty inverters no guzzlin telly no microwave and expensive.
Lead acid fast out ie starter motor fast in alternator lots of amperoonies and best of all cheaper . High output B*****s
leisure batteries .
 

coolasluck

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I hope you are enjoying Alans hospitality Dunroamin:)
 

Dunroamin

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Its nice to annoy him in person but underneath that rough exterior is!!!!!!!! a rough interior, but Im keeping quiet cos
he has lots of pork pies ,he offered one to Heike yesterday and Im still waiting,womaniser!!
 

BigMomma

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Its nice to annoy him in person but underneath that rough exterior is!!!!!!!! a rough interior, but Im keeping quiet cos
he has lots of pork pies ,he offered one to Heike yesterday and Im still waiting,womaniser!!
Well you know if he is a real freind soon, when he offers to share a 'Fray Bentos Steak Pie' with you (or not as the case may be) :rofl::D
 

coolasluck

Well-Known Member
Its nice to annoy him in person but underneath that rough exterior is!!!!!!!! a rough interior, but Im keeping quiet cos
he has lots of pork pies ,he offered one to Heike yesterday and Im still waiting,womaniser!!


I see so he is ignoring you is he:D
 

coolasluck

Well-Known Member
Well look who it is are you Pelmets still abroad or are you home yet?
 

pelmetman & pelmetlady

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Well look who it is are you Pelmets still abroad or are you home yet?
Back in bleedin freezin Blighty:eek:........................got home today, and just as we entered our village it started snowing:rolleyes:..............and back in the workshop tomorrow and will have to work the weekend as I've a rush order for some bloke who's got kicked off celebrity big brother:confused:....................I think its Alan:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

vwalan

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cant belienve pelmets come home this time of year .are they on drugs?
i offered fraybentos the other day .cant offer mick pork pies will make him fat. not slim like me. -5 here now brass monkeys running around yelling.
you ought to come nd see dunroamins . bet carina would like it . well she might want to see me anyway .hee hee . bet she never stops talking about me after that pic in the mountain stream. ha ha .
she will be alright now i`m being sedated at the moment .hopefully got a date with a nurse next week .she might rip my teeth out . hee hee .
 

pelmetman & pelmetlady

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Not much choice as I still have 12 years until I become a full member of the idle classes:rolleyes:.................

Until the house sells I will have to do a bit of work to pay the bill's, so tomorrow on the 2nd of Feb I do my first days work of 2012:D......................Planning another month away in April/May:cool:
 

vwalan

Well-Known Member
are you a day behind?isnt today the 2nd.
what are you expecting to go away for next time .or is it rude to ask .hee hee . hope your not like bm .he likes being abit flash. ha ha
and coola is still playing with those letters from france .hee hee .
robs looking for a new hat .i told him to get a cap from holland .ha ha
 

pelmetman & pelmetlady

Well-Known Member
Oh yeah:confused:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,So I've had an extra day:p

As for the next trip a month in France.................as a fortnight is just not long enough;)
 

vwalan

Well-Known Member
you could go for four weeks instead of a month.hee hee
 

BigMomma

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cant belienve pelmets come home this time of year .are they on drugs?
i offered fraybentos the other day .cant offer mick pork pies will make him fat. not slim like me. -5 here now brass monkeys running around yelling.
you ought to come nd see dunroamins . bet carina would like it . well she might want to see me anyway .hee hee . bet she never stops talking about me after that pic in the mountain stream. ha ha .
she will be alright now i`m being sedated at the moment .hopefully got a date with a nurse next week .she might rip my teeth out . hee hee .
Might offer her a back hander and tell her to take out your tongue as well :rofl::rofl::D
 

BigMomma

Well-Known Member
are you a day behind?isnt today the 2nd.
what are you expecting to go away for next time .or is it rude to ask .hee hee . hope your not like bm .he likes being abit flash. ha ha
and coola is still playing with those letters from france .hee hee .
robs looking for a new hat .i told him to get a cap from holland .ha ha
What on Earth has Dunroamin been feeding you with today, VIAGRA :eek:
 

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