Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

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Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by izakjbrt » 24 Mar 2019 17:35

What is the smallest deep cycle battery (Lxwxh) available . Let say 105ah. Me and the missus had a lovely camping weekend, and started planning for our NC trip (as well as chatting about the river trip). So we were looking at space issues, and the one thing that is taking a lot of space is the portable battery (NL portable battery pack). So my question.... anyone know of a smallish size deep cycle battery? One that can fit in next to my Front Runner Patrol drawer system. If I can find a battery that can fit, then I can start looking at installing it next to the drawer system, under the side cover. But if a battery wont fit, then it’s not even an option
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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by Anthony Forgey » 24 Mar 2019 21:18

Basically all of the 105 amp hour batteries are the same size. There are solar batteries with different profiles though. Tijmen I think had a 200 ah which is narrower, but longer and taller.
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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by Wayside » 24 Mar 2019 21:36

PM me the dimensions of the space you have available and I'll check through my battery suppliers catalogues for you.

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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by Tinus lotz » 24 Mar 2019 22:00

Dude ...deep cycle is not best for what you want

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Post by hugejp » 24 Mar 2019 22:10

These guys have helped me in the past.
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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by izakjbrt » 25 Mar 2019 06:40

Wayside wrote:
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PM me the dimensions of the space you have available and I'll check through my battery suppliers catalogues for you.
Thanks

Will take a measurement tonight and let you know
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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by izakjbrt » 25 Mar 2019 06:41

Tinus lotz wrote:
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Dude ...deep cycle is not best for what you want
Hi Tinus

I know you mentioned another type of battery before , what’s it called again (alcohol has destroyed my short term memory)?
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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by Wilkie » 25 Mar 2019 07:30

Phone ATS in Jhb (KOOS ROOS 082 905 9172) and ask him for the competition batteries we use in the rally cars...they about 250x80x100 . They are totally sealed and can be mounted anywhere

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Re: Smallest deep cycle battery (dimension wise)?

Post by izakjbrt » 06 Apr 2019 16:59

Finally. Battery installed next below next to the drawers. USB and cig plug in front (plus solar BH connector), and the fridge now has its own dedicated hella and switch

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And a dedicated power socket, if I camp where electricity is available. Plug in and it charges the battery and runs the fridge
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