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Often though both batteries are the same. There is a school of thought that says that leisure batteries are not worth bothering with. I tend to agree with that.
What does that mean exactly Alan? Not worth having or not worth worrying about the AH, or what ?

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Can't find the article Jan but there was a great explanation about the differences of the two types of batteries but in the end both would be perfectly adequate in either use.

Correction, the Varta Silver lead acid batteries worked well in either situation.

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Usually jan a battery labelled Leisure may be more expensive, and some may perform no better than a normal vehicle battery. Either way a vehicle battery will do the job for most of us.

Leisure batteries can endure more deep discharge/charge cycles, in theory. But since we tend to have solar or a hook up and don't use a great deal of power anyway we don't really need to be too concerned about that. And on the basis of cost you may change batteries a bit more often if you use vehicle batteries but then they are cheaper. Thus it can be argued that it's six of one and half a dozen of the other.
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Without going into a long explanation:

A leisure battery and a car battery are two very different power sources. ... A car battery has thinner plates and different separators, which mean that it is not as well-equipped to deal with a prolonged period of use for a lower level of energy, and vice versa for leisure batteries.
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I will keep my set up of 2 leisure batteries and one vehicle battery because this discussion no doubt could go on for some time.

Remember in 2019 when I got the van back after all those weeks, all batteries were flat and some thought they would never recover? well the did and are still working very well . I say that in a whisper.

Off to Henriettenhof for a few days, gas and batteries will do me even though they have leclic. Itīs very sunny so the solar will do me.
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Without going into a long explanation:

A leisure battery and a car battery are two very different power sources. ... A car battery has thinner plates and different separators, which mean that it is not as well-equipped to deal with a prolonged period of use for a lower level of energy, and vice versa for leisure batteries.
I forebore so as not to get overly complicated.

however perhaps we should say that the above differences apply to a true leisure battery. There's a common suspicion that some are labelled leisure yet may be little or no different and would seem to perform no better in leisure use.

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I just wanted to say thanks to Janhank and erneboy for the quick replyís and explanations it helped me out while I was out on a site!

Apologies I was trying to reply at the time but unbeknown to me I had used up my message credits and had to subscribe and although I did there and then itís taken until today for my subscription to have been applied on my account and have not been able to post messages until now so sorry if it looked like I posted and legged it, I really didnít 😂
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I am so pleased I could and it seems did help. Just goes ta show ya we gals aren’t always helpless or hopeless.
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