Canal Boat Portable Power Batteries | Platinum International Limited
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Battery Cycling

A Canal boat battery is specifically designed to be continual ‘cycled’. This means that energy is taken out (discharged) and then energy put back in to the battery (recharged), via a battery charger or during ‘hook up’ at a marina. There are three different battery technologies used that each deliver increasing numbers of cycles and duration (time per cycle, which in turn equates to more hours ‘off grid’.

Electrical Usage
Understanding your electrical usage is critical to selecting the right battery.
‘Standard Equipment’ is simply the electrical equipment supplied with the
narrowboat. ‘Additional Equipment’ refers to those electrical items brought
in to the vessel for use during your vacation (portable DVD player, laptop/
tablet, kitchen appliances etc).
Duration of Break
The duration of your marine pursuit is another key consideration. The Platinum Canal Boat or Canal Boat Plus range is best suited to the waterways enthusiasts venturing out for weekend breaks or an
annual weeks holiday. The Trojan AGM and Trojan GEL ranges are perfect for the longer adventures around the UK.
Berth of Your Vessel
The size (berth) of your canal boat and standard onboard electrical equipment determines which battery is best suited to your needs. For example, a 2 to 4 berth vessel will be best suited to the Platinum Canal Boat & Canal Boat Plus range, whereas a 6 berth vessel will require either the Trojan AGM or Trojan GEL range.
Frequency of Use
Another variable to consider is how frequently the battery is used in the required application. For example, if you are using your narrowboat on a daily basis you will put more demands on the battery compared to if you are simply using it for the occasional vacation.
Distance Travelled
The distance traveled is a key consideration when selecting your battery, as there will be constant usage of the battery. For example, if you are travelling under 10 miles, the Platinum Canal Boat battery is perfect, if, however, you are more likely to travel 10-20 miles on your voyage, the Platinum Canal Boat Plus battery would be better suited. Similarly, if you are looking to venture a little further each day, 30 -40 miles, the Trojan Vented batteries will be better suited as they will power you for longer. Finally, if you are travelling over 50 miles, then we highly recommend the Trojan Gel and AGM batteries, which will provide you portable power for longer.
Battery Charging
Canal boat batteries are specifically designed to be cycled and, therefore,
it is critical that the battery is recharged immediately following your return from vacation. Leaving a canal boat battery in a discharged state for any length of time will cause damage to the battery, which in turn will result in premature failure or greatly reduced product life.
Comprehensive Range
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Comprehensive Range of genuine canal boat batteries including low box, sealed, sealed dual terminal and vented, giving you a choice of power and service life to suit any level of spend!
State Of Charge Indicator
Easy to use visual indicator to check the battery’s charge and acid levels
Unique Thick-Grid Plate Technology With Glass Fibre Separators
Increases electrical capacity and deep-cycle capability
Labyrinth Lid Technology And Spark Arrestor
Allows emissions to be safely exhausted externally from your canal boat
vessel with added protection against gas combustion within the battery.
Sealed Dual Post Options Available
For applications where multiple battery connections are required.
Warranty
The entire range of Platinum Canal Boat batteries comes with a 2-year warranty as standard (conditions apply).
PLATINUM Brand Name
Synonymous with premium quality and the very best performance, giving the consumer complete confidence in the product.
 
120 CYCLES
For more information on the Platinum Canal Boat Portable Power range please contact our team today!