A Marine battery is specifically designed to be continually ‘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 Marine battery technologies used that each deliver increasing numbers of cycles and duration (time) per cycle, which in turn equates to more Marine hours ‘off grid’.
The Platinum Marine and Marine Plus range are Marine batteries designed for the ‘Marine Explorer’.
The Platinum AGM range best suits the ‘Regular Canal/Lake Navigator’ and delivers up to 5 times longer life and up to 3 times faster recharge capabilities than the standard Marine range.
The Trojan AGM or GEL deep cycle ranges are best suited to the ‘Open Water Explorer’ and both deliver up to 10 times longer service life and up to 5 times faster recharge than a standard vented Marine battery.
Understanding your electrical usage is critical to selecting the right battery.
‘Standard Equipment’ is simply the electrical equipment supplied with the
Marine vessel. ‘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).Having defined your electrical equipment, you can then determine the electrical usage during your Marine break. In simple terms, we classify this usage as either ‘low, ‘medium’ or ‘high’.
For example, if you spend very little time in your cabin preferring the ‘back to nature’ type of Marine break, the Platinum Marine or Marine Plus range
is the perfect choice.
Platinum Marine or Marine Plus range is best suited to the Marine enthusiasts venturing out for weekend breaks or an annual weeks holiday. The Platinum AGM, Trojan AGM and Trojan GEL ranges are perfect for the longer open water adventures around the UK or Europe.
The distance travelled is a key consideration when selecting your Marine battery, as there will be constant usage of the battery. For example, if you are travelling under 10 miles, the Platinum Marine battery is perfect, if, however, you are more likely to travel 10-20 miles on your Marine pursuit, the Platinum Marine Plus battery would be better suited.
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.
and service life to suit any level of spend!
For more information on the Platinum Marine range please contact our team today!