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      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

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Boss Hogg

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I just purchased a new battery at a local implement company. I intend to use it for my radio, lights and vexlar (12volt). It is listed as "Heavy Duty Tractor" battery. What makes that different than a regular car battery?

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The plates are anchored better too. The batteries in ag. eq. get a lot of shaking and bouncing around doing field work. If you do a lot of rough housing with your 4 wheel drive a ag. battery will stand up better.

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The concern I have is your intended use. While the battery you chose will power the devices, engine starting batteries are not designed to supply low ampherage steady power for extended periods between recharging. They especially can't handle deep-cycling.

Starting batteries are designed, as their name implies, to start engines. They are very capable of repeatedly delivering short burst, high current supply demanded by your engine starter and then getting recharged quickly afterwards.

Using them as you intend to do is detrimental to the health of the battery and you will likely find a deep cycle battery to be more suited to your needs.

Bob

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