Factors Associated with a Trolling Motor Battery


An overview of batteries

Batteries store electricity and form an integral part of numerous systems that need energy. Different types of batteries are available these days. Starting batteries are the ones that deliver a burst of energy for a short time and need to be recharged once the engine runs. Starting batteries fail when they are unable to start engines. Another type of battery is the deep cycle battery that is capable of providing a steady stream of power to run trolling motors. It is important to keep in mind that the batteries are subjected to deterioration over time.

The lifespan of deep cycle batteries depends on a variety of factors including use, maintenance, charging, and temperature among others. Sometimes, batteries which have been sitting for extended periods are dead on arrival when they are used. While certain factors influence this, the typical expectations for deep cycle batteries have certain ranges depending on the type. Starting batteries are expected to last for around 3 to 12 months. On the other hand, marine batteries are likely to last for one to six years, while gelled deep cycle batteries have a life expectancy of 2 to 5 years and AGM batteries have an expected lifespan of 4 to 7 years.

You need to realize that batteries are not 100% efficient. They lose energy in the form of heat via different chemical reactions, which result in a decline in their capacity. Losses incurred are due to the internal resistance generating heat since batteries tend to get warm when they are charged. Batteries with lower internal resistance tend to last longer. Sometimes, batteries that are fully charged hold less energy as time passes, gradually reaching to a position where they are unable to hold sufficient energy. Among the various causes of battery failure, one is that of thin positive plates which tend to erode over time. Thicker plates have a longer life, so this is something that you should keep in mind when you head out to purchase a new battery.

The basic bass boat batteries make use of a rather traditional technology. If they are equipped with removable caps, they need to be topped off with water. The maintenance-free batteries also need to be filled over time.

Gel cell batteries

These batteries contain a gelled acid, which is an acid which has been converted to a solid mass due to the addition of the silica gel. Therefore, it is impossible to spill the acid even if the battery is broken. However, these batteries must be charged at a slower rate so as to ensure that excess gas from damaging cells can be prevented. These batteries can incur damage due to fast charging on a traditional automotive charger. The sealed gelled batteries make use of tiny valves to maintain a slightly positive pressure.

AGM batteries

It is seen that pro anglers now prefer AGM batteries, which cannot be filled and are sealed and valve regulated. These batteries make use of the tightly packed boron-silicate glass mats between plates. They are immune from potential freezing damage as they do not contain any liquid which would undergo expansion upon freezing. The mat of these batteries is 95% saturated instead of being fully soaked, which makes it certain that the acid does not leak. It is capable of withstanding shock and vibration, and it is safer to use and found to be a more economical option.

One of the situations which would lead to an early death for your battery is storing it in a partly discharged state for a few months. You need to ensure that a float charge is maintained when the battery is not in use. This will ensure that it survives for a much longer period. If you leave it for long periods, it should be trickle free so as to ensure that it is not culpable to damage. It might appear that the sulfated plates are fully charged, but sometimes they might go dead within a short span under load.

Charging voltages of these batteries are the same as the standard ones, so you do not have to make any special adjustments for the purpose. The internal resistance of these batteries is extremely low, thereby ensuring that you do not have to worry about the battery heating even under heavy charge and discharge currents. Lead-acid batteries charge to around 85 to 90%, while the deep cycle AGMs can approach around 98% and they even charge faster.

While AGMs tend to age in a rather graceful manner, the same cannot be said about the wet batteries. Their capacity decreases over time, and they also need more maintenance. They require more time for charging and need to be often watered as well.

How to charge flooded batteries

When you are charging flooded batteries, you need to ensure that the vent caps are kept on so as to ensure that water loss is prevented and no problem of splashing is encountered. Ensure that you do not add acid to a battery unless you need to replace the spilled liquid. The water should be added after charging unless the plates are exposed. If that is the case, add just the right amount of water which would cover the plates. After the battery is fully charged, the water level should be even in all cells. Ensure that only clean water is used for the purpose of cleaning the outside of the batteries. Refrain from making use of solvents and spray cleaners.

Replacing the batteries

When you want to replace batteries in a trolling motor system, ensure that the replacements are of the same size, type, and manufacture. The age and usage level should be the same as well. Do not mix new batteries with the ones that are more than six months old. When you purchase new batteries, it is advisable to use them quickly. Saving new batteries for use later is not something that often works out to your benefit.

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How is that not corrupt???

votewould play this democratic caucus upset in Nevada up.

Here is my take on the Democratic Caucuses in Nevada…

The government is corrupt because the people that get them in there are corrupt, meaning the parties. You want the parties will, not the will of the people.

Anyone that was independent and recently registered as democrat was given extreme hassles to begin with. Note that is the people that were most likely to vote for Bernie. Not exactly in the tradition of the Democratic Party’s narrative of supporting the Voting Rights act and that figures because both Hillary and Bill started their political careers opposing the Voting Rights Act.

Now here is how it worked in a mostly white precinct. Every minority that wasn’t directly working for the Hillary campaign voted for Bernie… all of them. Now why did the minority caucuses swing in Hillary’s favor?

From that point, the foundation members; meaning alleged civil rights groups that have received hundreds of millions of dollars from Walmart and Billions from Wall Street we allowed to cajole and catcall anyone that didn’t support their candidate.

Furthermore the insinuation was that they would remember loyalty. That wouldn’t be so bad, but there was literally 10 people with high definition cameras taking pictures of mostly the Bernie Sanders crowd. So there is photographic evidence that someone didn’t stand with Hillary and they can live up to their threat of “Paybacks”.

Then after the first line up, the democratic party made everyone wait around to see if they would change their minds or just leave. In our group no one changed their minds because they didn’t live in a dangerous ghetto that the Democratic Party had created and didn’t fear for their work, harassment and even their very lives.

So what happened in the minority precincts is that essentially Billionaires paid thugs to proverbially put a gun to black and hispanic people’s heads and tell them to vote for Hillary or else.

that are subject to yearly public review?


I don’t normally post anything political or religious on here, but here goes for political. Well it’s finally happening! My buddy just finished his taxes and got fined for not having health insurance in excess of $400+! Which means that I am now dreading to file as the same will happen to me. I know people that have no choice because they have families and are getting killed financially with healthcare coverage premiums. There is no alternative when kids are part of the equation. My fine will not be as bad compared to that, but next year I’ve heard that the fines will be exponentially increased to $2,000+! If someone decides to drive and purchases a vehicle, it is required by law to obtain vehicle insurance. It is against the law to drive without having insurance. To drive or not to drive is your choice. To live and breath on planet Earth (at least North of Mexico and South of Canada), one is required by law to purchase health insurance. I believe to operate my human vessel, this option should be my choice as well. What’s the alternative in this circumstance, to choose not to live? Hell no! Besides, that option is also against the law (they might even handcuff you in an open casket, quintuple your death tax, and charge you for the cost of the handcuffs). The Affordable Careless Act is just another way to take from the poor and middle class yet again. I clock in at upper poor or lower middle class and have been fortunate enough to have never been to a doctor/hospital for over 25 years. It is important to have health insurance, but should be every American’s choice to “shop” for it in our capitalist market system. So many people have lost good jobs and small businesses have taken a hit and/or closed up shop due to the ridiculous regulations put upon us with the ACA. I’ve never had much faith in our government and now that I’m older, the last 15 years of bad decions/policy making has fueled my contempt. Great leaders unify, strive for peace, uphold and defend people’s rights, and carefully plan to ensure and procure solutions for their nation’s success. This has not happened! Obama thinks he is the 21st century’s FDR- he is not even close. If he thinks that the ACA will be his biggest contribution to his legacy, then he might as well build his presidential library in the crater of Mt. Kilauea. Our representatives in the Senate that voted “yay” are also to blame. Term limits and smaller government are the only solutions to combat track records of continued incompetence, bureaucracy, and corruption. Perhaps we the people should audit the IRS and require that politicians submit monthly expenditure/activity reports that are subject to yearly public review?

Guidelines for Charging AGM Batteries


You’ve discovered that with slight alterations, you can keep your automobile working easily. A change here, another tip there, and you’ll have the capacity to get somewhat extra from your drive.

Here are a couple of guidelines for keeping your lead-acid battery acting at its apex. There are additionally a few things to remember when preserving your Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery, together with an OPTIMA® battery.

Fresher Chargers in Step of Battery Innovations:

Many more up to date battery chargers, similar to the OPTIMA® Chargers Digital 1200 12V Performance Battery Charger and Maintainer, have chips that gather data from the battery and regulate the current and voltage as needs be. Some have unique settings for charging flooded, gel and AGM batteries.

Battery Execution Regulator:

All lead-acid batteries can encounter sulfation, the development of lead sulfate crystals upon release. Search for a charger with a desulfation mode to adjust your battery and keep it carrying out efficiently.

Subtle and Moderate is Safest:

A low amp charger (1 to 12 amps) is for the most part the best decision for charging every lead-acid battery. It’s snappier to charge at greater amperage; however it likewise can create a great deal of heat, which diminishes the life of a battery, much the same as the furious warmth of summer.

Alternators but not Chargers:

Try not to depend on your alternator to take the necessary steps of a charger. On the off chance that your battery is discharged to the fact where it can’t activate your vehicle, utilize a charger as quickly as time permits to verify your battery gets completely charged. An alternator is intended to keep up a battery, not charge it.

Dead Batteries:

Batteries in the long run die. Batteries are a disposable item. No battery will keep going forever. The objective is to reliably keep up your battery to receive the most time in return.

Chargers with Distinctive Capacities:

Under ordinary circumstances most 12 Volt programmed battery chargers will take a shot at an AGM battery. Numerous more up to date battery chargers have settings particularly for AGM batteries; some even have separate settings for OPTIMA REDTOP® and YELLOWTOP® batteries, similar to the OPTIMA® Chargers Digital 1200 12V Performance Battery Charger and Maintainer.

AGM and Gel Equipment Vary:

Keep in mind that the innovation of an AGM battery is not the same as a gel battery, which has its specific charging prerequisites. In the event that your charger offers diverse modes, choose the right one for your battery. In the event that you utilize the gel setting to charge an AGM battery, it won’t completely charge and after some time, it will really harm your AGM battery.

Time-out Voltages:

Under typical beginning conditions, an OPTIMA battery ought to never encounter “time-out” voltages underneath 12 volts. Most 12 volt chargers and alternators have no issue reviving OPTIMA in the event that it has a “time-out” voltage of 10.5 volts or more.

The Enchantment Edge – 10.5 Volts:

The charging situation for a profoundly discharged AGM battery, one that has plunged underneath 10.5 volts, may be somewhat distinctive. The OPTIMA Digital 1200 can charge batteries discharged to just 1.5 volts. For different chargers tips for recuperating an overly discharged AGM battery can be hit upon in OPTIMA’s tech tip,

‘How to Resuscitate a Discharged AGM Battery?’