Posted 5/1/2012 12:43 PM (#557104 - in reply to #556927) Subject: Re: Starting batteries?
Location: Green Bay, WI
The Stealth tech support fellow told me that there are people using their product with MAXX-29 marine batteries from Walmart, and getting 6-8 years (or more) on them! It's because of what Jerry says: Lead-acid batteries that do not discharge as completely, won't "sulfonate" as quickly. I once had a battery last over 10 years in a pickup truck; but in all likelihood we aren't going to get nearly that around these parts--cause we're not using the boat often enough. Unless you take all your batteries out of the boat when it's in Winter storage, and then place them on a trickle charger, they are going to discharge. So 5-6 years is likely all the time you're going to get on these things, and if the Stealth charging system gives me that with batteries costing one-third as much (and keep ALL of them charged all the time to boot), then that's worth a lot right there.