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. If, however, your group must have their homely ‘creature comforts’ at all hours of the day and night, then the Platinum AGM, Trojan AGM or Trojan GEL is best suited.
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. Similarly, if you are looking to venture a little further each day, 30 – 40 miles, the Platinum AGM or 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.