Marine and RV Batteries for Boaters in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brandon, and Regina
Make the most of your free time! Whether you’re out on the lake or hitting the links, the staff at Prairie Battery will see to it that your chosen mode of transportation is up to the task. To ensure that, we provide a wide range of batteries for boats, golf carts, and several other automobiles. If you have any questions about the size of battery you require, feel free to contact us. We are your one-stop source for marine and RV batteries and more in Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, and Edmonton. Please get in touch with us to let us know your requirements, and we’ll be happy to help.
What Is a Marine/RV Battery?
Marine/RV batteries are a combination of deep cycle and starting batteries. It is cheaper than a true deep cycle battery but is considered inferior to a deep cycle battery in terms of quality. Usually, people use marine and RV batteries interchangeably. However, in order to do so, you must make sure that your marine battery has the required power reserve to fuel your RV and its other components. It should also have a slow discharge.
Different Types of Marine/RV Batteries
Marine/RV batteries come in 3 major types. These are:
- AGM batteries: They use glass mat separators and are maintenance-free. They are also immune to the effects of shocks or vibrations.
- Flooded batteries: These batteries use lead plates and sulphuric acid. Also known as wet-cell batteries, they help resist the corrosion that may be caused during multiple charges and discharges.
- Gel batteries: These lead-acid batteries are valve regulated. They do not require maintenance, but they do not respond well to overload and are not considered the preferred option for many boaters.
What to Look for When Choosing a Marine/RV Battery?
There are a few factors that you must keep in mind when choosing a marine/RV battery. Some of these are:
- Capacity: A battery with higher ampere-hours has the capacity to work for longer periods and reserve more power.
- Charging: Before purchasing a marine/RV battery, think about the charging mode, if you'll need a power inverter, and whether you'll be charging with a generator, shore power, or solar power.
- Depth of discharge: This refers to the amount of power that a battery discharges and is a significant factor to be considered when investing in a battery.
- Shock and vibration resistance: A good quality marine and RV battery should be able to withstand vibrations and shocks for a smoother transit.
- Temperature shift: A good battery should be able to handle temperature changes effectively. You should check how it performs in different weather conditions.
- Voltage: Ideally, marine batteries should stay at a lower voltage to maintain the charge. Higher voltage may affect the life of the battery.
Deep Cycle Batteries/AGM Batteries
Consisting of a few thicker plates, deep cycle/ AGM batteries provide a steady and continuous supply of power for extended periods. Since they discharge a relatively smaller amount of energy, they offer less speed but more endurance. They are often used to power smaller vehicles like trolling motors, golf carts, and electric wheelchairs.
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Your Source for Deep Cycle Batteries
We don’t just provide marine and RV batteries. Whether you’re powering your golf cart or you’re seeking an alternative to using a gasoline-powered generator, Prairie Battery remains your steady source for dependable deep cycle batteries. We carry products by Crown Battery as well as the Trojan Battery Company.