Maintenance Tip of the Week – Batteries 09/22/2014

 

 

Maintenance Tip of the Week:

Generally, there is no harm in using larger batteries if you have the space in your engine compartment and the voltage / amperage is correct. Keep in mind that your vessel was designed with the battery bank it currently uses, based on the power requirements of the vessel. Before upgrading, however, we recommend that you check to see why the voltage is low, and if there are any drains on the electrical system. Corrosion on the terminals or bad glands can greatly reduce battery life, as could faulty or worn cables.