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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 17-01-2016, 21:22 Thread Starter
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Gel or wet battery ? Need a new one ...now

We have had battery issues for the last few days and now its clear the main leisure battery is toast.
So. We are in Germany, we speak German, they kniw their MHs.
So whats best ? Gel ? Wet ?
We currently have a 180 amp , wet ( we think ) battery .

Any suggestions appreciatied. It s minus quite a lot and power is needed ! We intend to buy a new one tomorrow.

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Gel.

Because you can use more of its capacity AND get many times more cycles out of it.

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This has a very good comparison;

Gel v Wet battery

This web site is REALLY worth reading as it may well make you think very hard about what is best - it is written by a recognised excellent bmotorhome electrical expert and has some very well based thoughts and conclusions;

Atlantic MotorHomes Battery choices and technology

I think that the type of battery that comes out as his recommendation is available in Germany and it is worth checking before buying - as the other comparison says, gel are excellent in many respects but not as good at the available current or storage per kilogram. The recommended type from Atlantic MotorHomes may well give you the best of all worlds; capacity, weight, size, charging ability and price.......

I hope that helps,

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thanks for that .
We are now well equipped to do our stuff tomorrow.

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Great fun, very energetic and better trained than before but still has a way to go - he LOVES playing and learns VERY quickly - e.g. if I pretend to throw a stick backwards he runs the first time and then just sits and waits the second - with a "you cannot fool me" expression.....

Sadly, the paddling pool was a better colander than pool and failed to maintain it's integrity - so could not be used - he solved that problem by finding the local farmer's watering system and spending what to him, was a pleasant couple of hours chasing the water jets around until he decided it was time to come home, soaked, covered in burrs and mud and looking very sorry for his absence (not).

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