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Hi folks,

A bit of info for those in the planning stage.

My house bank of Vetus 12v sealed Lead Acid 165 AH just died in the butt, suddenly.

It was 1300 days old - 3 years, 9 months.

Theres a life expectancy of about 1,000 deep cycles, lifeline are a bit longer.

Anyway, mine used every day and down to 50% 12.24 volts every night and recharged to 100% every day.

I had them sheduled for replacement by the end of this year and knew they were on the way out for the last three months.

So plan for renewing them in your fourth year :)
 

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Oh, yes, very happy with the cost/life ratio. Especially at 1,300 cycles instead of 1,000

I can't get to my batteries as I have to unload the whloe aft cabin so can't have unsealed batteries.

The balance of buying what your budget can afford and the amp hours you need is an equation thats very individual. life Line battereis may be better, but if I could afford Life Line quality on everything on the boat I would have a bigger boat :)

importantly I got more that I expected and should have the money saved to buy a new set... I dont even have the money to buy a balaclava to rob a bank :(



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