am trying to find a replacement (read: cheap) for a generator battery.
it's a sealed deep cycle type and about the size of a motorcycle battery.
will any kind do and would any marine non-gel battery work as long as the
(inside gen coverpanel) are a fit ?
are there some do's and dont's in buying these types of batteries?
the sidepanel reads 5.5a but no other markings that I understand since it's
katakana or kanji
people who saw the battery say uniformly that it is a standard
local autozone has same dimension battery where I have to insert into the
holes an acid pack, which then fills the cells and after charging, they say,
it will work fine for the generator
original part costs over $200 with sales tax, replacement motorcycle battery
Do you have a Battery Plus store near you? http://www.batteriesplus.com/ If so
just go there and get replacement. Does it say Deep Cycle on it. I find it odd
that it would be a deep cycle for a generator. I replaced my mothers years ago
and it was the same size as the one I use on my rider mower. It is not one of
those real small ones that you fill yourself. Next size up.
it does not say that, thus I presumed it to be a generic motorcycle battery but
ones available at autozone/pep boys are the "fill it yourself with acid" type
batteries for about $69
just wanted to be sure there was not something in the electronics of the
requiring a specific type as this generator has an LCD panel with a readout of
battery life remaining.
Deep cycle batteries are used in applications where you need to take
the battery from fully charged to minimal charge repeatidly. An
example would be batteries in a boat, being used to power lights,
fridge, etc, while anchored. The typical motorcycle or gen battery
is a starting type battery, designed to give max amps for short
durations and not to be fully discharged each time.
...am trying to find a replacement (read: cheap) for a
...it's a sealed deep cycle type and about the size of a
...will any kind do and would any marine non-gel battery work
...as long as the dimension
...(inside gen coverpanel) are a fit ?
I doubt you will find any "marine non-gel" SLAs the size of a motorcycle
battery.Nobody runs a marine L-A battery that small.
Yours is probably a 20 AH glassmat SLA gel cell.
...are there some do's and dont's in buying these types of
Isn't there a manufacturer and part number on the original battery?
Or you take the old battery with you to the store so a clerk can cross-
reference it to what they carry.
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