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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2001, 02:36 PM
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Standard/Deep Cycle

I'm searching for a gel now, and have stumbled across standard or deep cycle. What's the difference between the two, and what application would be right for me?

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Re: Standard/Deep Cycle

Search this forum for a thread called "Optima" and go to the Optima website and read all their tech specs and warranty info. The Optima Yellow Top is recommended for starting vehicles with aftermarket electrical accessories.

Deep cylcle batteries are capable of being recharged from sustained drains with little or no damage. They are used for boat trolling motors, winching, and computer UPS's. Standard (starting) batteries can put out a little more current (CCA), but will be ruined if used continuously - they need to be recharged immediately (by the alternator) after a big drain.

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