Exide AGM or Premium for high discharge of energy to start engine
Exide Equipment GEL for deep cycle long, slow discharge of electrical equipment
The motorhome illustration above shows the electrical power needs of a typical leisure vehicle. The starter battery provides a regulated supply of energy for the vehicle s standard electrical devices, but a separate supply battery is installed to deal with the additional loads on the AC and DC circuits.
The major benefit of a supply battery is the depth of discharge between recharging. When the vehicle is in motion, the battery is replenished by sharing energy generated by the alternator. When the engine is off, input energy from an on-site power supply or portable generator (supplemented by solar panels) can be used to rest or recharge the supply battery.
A similar concept applies to caravans without the need for a starter battery and alternator input. In the case of marine applications, the starter and supply batteries follow the same general principle of the motorhome, but there is an ever-increasing trend to prioritise navigation, winching and communication, etc., which can be absolutely critical, especially with sea-going vessels. Larger boats have more on-board electric equipment and generally operate on longer trips between battery recharges. It is not uncommon on these vessels to find a bank of supply batteries configured to provide ample stored energy for the longest voyages.
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Exide Start AGM, Dual AGM and Equipment GEL batteries are approved by DNV GL for safe and reliable use at sea. This is the highest possible endorsement of a marine market product. Very few lead-acid batteries have passed the vigorous independent tests required to attain this certification. It is an achievement Exide Technologies is extremely proud of.
All Exide leisure batteries are also NCC verified and approved for use in motorhomes and caravans.
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