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Old 07-17-2007, 07:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Should you let your Deep Cycle Batteries go dead before re-charging or "OK" to continue re-charging after every use ? What do you guys or gals think?
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's never good to let any battery go completely dead before re-charging, however deep cycles will handle it much better than auto batteries. Unless a glass mat or gel type battery, sulfates will develop on the plates of an acid filled battery that's allowed to go dead, reducing the storage capacity of your battery. Ideally, re-charge immediately after using. Also, if you purchase a float charger, you can leave your batteries hooked up at all times and it will automatically kick in when a sitting battery drains, keeping your battery at full capacity at all times.

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Exactly what Hobiecat said. Charge it fully as soon as you get back, even if you hardly used it.
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Does it really matter if the batteries are sitting on concrete? Does it matter what the batteries are sitting on at all?
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That's some great info, thanks hobiecat, I appreciate it !
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Here's a link with that answer.

http://www.interstatebatteries.com/w...9_techtalk.htm



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P.S. you're welcome Craig.
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Thanks hobiecat! Appreciate the info...
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Thats really great info. I have learned something new. Thanks for the article hobbiecat. My Dad gets to see it next!

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good article hobiecat, thanks for info
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