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What Is A Deep Cycle Battery?

What is a Deep Cycle Battery?

It’s common to hear the words deep cycle battery if you’re a boat owner, or even if you own a car, motorbike or golf cart too. We have heard the term used often, but do we actually know what it means?

Let’s take a look at what a deep cycle battery actually is, how long it is supposed to last and what it is commonly used for.

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What is a Deep Cycle Battery?

If you ask Wikipedia what are deep cycle batteries? It will tell you that deep cycle batteries are batteries designed to work by being regularly discharged before needing to be recharged. This means that the battery will work and use most of its power before needing to be recharged again in order to be able to power something again.

They are designed for discharging and recharging over and over again. The rule of thumb when using a deep-cycle battery is that you should never discharge it to less than 80% of its depth of charge.

Commonly, in South Africa, deep cycle battery meaning is understood to mean those batteries that are used in the automotive, marine and leisure industries to power cars, bikes, boats and golf carts.

How long does a deep cycle battery last?

Now that we understand the deep cycle battery definition, many people now ask well how long does one last? Every battery is different, and depending on how well its been run and maintained will depend on how much power and for how long it gives you. Commonly, deep cycle batteries should be run until they are 80% empty and should then be recharged.

What are deep cycle batteries used for?

A deep cycle battery can be used to power a multitude of machines from golf carts to boats. At Battery Pit Stop, we supply a range of batteries with varying voltage (commonly 6V and 12V batteries) which customers use for a variety of uses such as:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Golf carts
  • Yachts
  • Boats
  • Campervans
  • Solar systems
  • Floor scrubbers

If you’re wondering what kind of deep cycle battery to use for you boat or golf cart, rather ask our specialists to help you find the right one for you. At Battery Pit Stop, we take the time to explain the detail of batteries to our customers and find out what their needs are in order to give them exactly what they need.

For more information on marine deep cycle batteries and the best options to buy, call the Battery Pitstop today on 011 397 6907 or fill out our online contact form and we will get back to you.

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