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Old 03-11-2007, 12:03 PM
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Which battery is better, the Sealed 12v or a motorcycle battery?
All I am using it for is my hand held starter, fuel pump and emergency glow igniter gharging
Old 03-11-2007, 12:21 PM
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

I use the sealed ones they use in computer battery ackups. 7Amp for about $20.
Old 03-11-2007, 12:32 PM
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

Sealed is more expensive but seem to have longer life/less danger of acid spills or explosive gasses.
Old 03-11-2007, 12:59 PM
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

I used a sealed battery but either is fine. I used a motorcycle battery for a lot of years.
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

I bought a 14Ah motorcycle battery and it's great. Plenty of power. Unfortunately it's not sealed so I have to be very careful with it. There are sealed motorcycle batteries available. I bought a 3w solar panel to keep my field batteries topped up at the field so I can go all day.
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

I use the gel cell 12 volt battery sold at the local hobby store. It is seald. Mine is about 7 years old and it does very good. It only drives my starter. No mess.
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Thanks guys, I off to the LHS to get a sealed battery.
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

The sealed is a great choice..
They hold a charge forever.. I charged my 7a January of last year and it's still doing OK.
I only use it for running the starter and emergency backup glow driver.

I think I need to go flying more often.
Old 03-12-2007, 11:54 AM
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I have a lawn tractor battery. No clue what kind it is, But it runs a starter, glow driver, an a triton. It will do it from sun up to sun down for a three day weekend with no worries
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Default RE: Which Battery for Field Box

Walmart's motorcycle battery ...... 9 Amps, 20 bucks.

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