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I'm looking to get one for my kayak. Bps sells a 48amp. Anything I should know about an agm? Is there some special charge instructions? 

 

If you have another suggestion on a battery please share. Thanks!

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Werker WKDC12-35J

Is only a 35AH battery, so if you are needing more,
this isn't for you. But I never run out of juice as I don't
run it for hours on end traveling to a particular spot.

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3 minutes ago, BassinNCstyle said:

 This is the one I'm looking at. 

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I looked at the BPS models, but comparatively, Werker, Duracell,
others can be found for much cheaper...

Just checked BatteriesPlus.com and they're
selling this as a replacement:

https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/werker/wkdc12=35j/sladc12=35j

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Thanks! Definitely one yo look at. I do like that bps has 48ah. 

 

Have you ever ran yours dry? 

2 hours ago, Darren. said:

I looked at the BPS models, but comparatively, Werker, Duracell,
others can be found for much cheaper...

Just checked BatteriesPlus.com and they're
selling this as a replacement:

https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/werker/wkdc12=35j/sladc12=35j

 This is the one I'm looking at. The 48 doesnt mean 48ah?

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13 minutes ago, BassinNCstyle said:

Thanks! Definitely one yo look at. I do like that bps has 48ah. 

 

Have you ever ran yours dry? 

 This is the one I'm looking at. The 48 doesnt mean 48ah?

No, but looking at the site, it looks like it might actually be 54AH...?

@J Francho, @A-Jay are we looking at the AH right on this battery?

Bass Pro Shops XPS Power Series 12-Volt Marine AGM Deep-Cycle Battery
Sku/ Model
Size
CCA @0 F
Reserve Capacity Rating
Amp @10 HR Capacity
Width
Height
Length
844431/ 8AU1H
U1
200
45
54
5-1/8"
7-1/4"
8-5/16"
844432/ 8A24M
24M
525
135
145
6-3/4"
9-7/8"
10-7/8"
844434/ 8A27M
27M
580
175
185
6-3/4"
9-7/8"
12-3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would make a little more sense given the price.

The one I've heard the best about is actually Cabela's 
Advanced Anglers AGM batteries, though they're a few
$$ more.

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10 amp charger with auto shut off.

Tom

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2 hours ago, Darren. said:

No, but looking at the site, it looks like it might actually be 54AH...?

@J Francho, @A-Jay are we looking at the AH right on this battery?

Bass Pro Shops XPS Power Series 12-Volt Marine AGM Deep-Cycle Battery
Sku/ Model
Size
CCA @0 F
Reserve Capacity Rating
Amp @10 HR Capacity
Width
Height
Length
844431/ 8AU1H
U1
200
45
54
5-1/8"
7-1/4"
8-5/16"
844432/ 8A24M
24M
525
135
145
6-3/4"
9-7/8"
10-7/8"
844434/ 8A27M
27M
580
175
185
6-3/4"
9-7/8"
12-3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would make a little more sense given the price.

The one I've heard the best about is actually Cabela's 
Advanced Anglers AGM batteries, though they're a few
$$ more.

I use a U1 as a starting battery on a 33 inch self propeller walk behind mower. 

I use a pair of 31M's on board the Old Town.  I am not familiar with or a fan of using "little" batteries to power my fishing.

A-Jay

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Just now, A-Jay said:

I use a U1 as a starting battery on a 33 inch self propeller walk behind mower. 

I use a pair of 31M's on board the Old Town.  I am not familiar with or a fan of using "little" batteries to power my fishing.

A-Jay

Well, for kayak fishing, weight is a premium.

My 35AH works for many hours of a trip of
starting, stopping, etc.

I guess the question I had was is the BPS 
battery a legit 54AH?

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When comparing deep cycle batteries the same load rating should be used.

For trolling motor use, a 20 or 25 A rating should be used.

At that rating a 54 AH battery will last two hours at about medium speed of a trolling motor.

 

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Vmax Tank trolling motor AGM. There a little high but they have a battery for every need. Vmax tank is considered one of the best. So check them out. I just bought the 137 AGM which has a 127 ah.

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I use a series 29 interstate deep cycle battery for my 55 enduramax and a 10ah seal lead acid for my depth finder. 

Never have problems and batteries never get close to being drained. 

Im not sold on the AMG batteries. They're typically heavier and over priced. If I had to mount a battery on its side I would buy for obvious reasons. 

I use a 2-10 amp digital charger on the 29 and a 1 amp charger on the 10ah battery.

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I am also looking for a yak battery, and the U1 is a good size but only to run a sonar.  If your looking to run a motor you need to be looking much larger.  Weight and size is at a premium and I chose to not have a motor due to this fact.  The smallest I would go would be a group 24.  You might want to check out MK batteries as they are made in the USA and are a good product IMO.  Another choice that may interest you is a gel battery.  In a single battery operation they provide a lot of the same benefits of being maintenance free, but will handle many more load cycles than the AGM before being spent.  They can require a special charger but if your only dealing with one and not bank chargers like on a full sized boat this should be a non issue.  They are used a lot in wheel chairs, so long life with repeated charging is critical. 

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