I see that at my local Walmart they have some Everstart marine deep cycle batteries on sale at the moment...I was wondering what the latest opinions on using marine batteries as opposed to true deep cycle batteries for a solar system are. Here are the battery specs:
Marine Battery 27DC-850N
Deep Cycle- Starting
- 30 Warranty Months
- 12 Mo Free Replacement
- 675 CCA
I realize that these batteries are not the same as true deep cycle batteries...these are more of a hybrid between a true deep cycle and a starting battery, from what I understand. But for the price, $87 each, I am tempted to try them out...I can get two or three of them for the price of one true deep cycle battery.
This is for a very small 12 volt solar system of about 400 watts that I am putting together now...the batteries are the last component needed.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this...thank you!