Canal Boat Portable Power Batteries | Platinum International Limited
 0161 971 5000      [email protected] Birmingham, England, B37 7WL
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The entire range of Platinum Canal Boat batteries comes with a 2-year warranty as standard (conditions apply).
Synonymous with premium quality and the very best performance, giving the consumer complete confidence in the product.
For more information on the Platinum Canal Boat Portable Power range please contact our team today!