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Orange Beach

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Deep Cycle vs Cranking?

The Summer season is here, and if you’re a boater, you know how important it is to have the right marine battery for your boat.  Customers always ask us about the differences between a deep cycle and a  cranking (or starting) battery, so let us explain.
 
A cranking battery allows a marine vessel to start by sending power to the engine when the ignition switch is activated. To start a motor, short and strong bursts of energy must be sent from the battery.
 
Once a boat’s engine has started, it no longer needs the same quick and powerful bursts of energy that come from a starter battery. Instead, the boat needs continuous, reliable power for trolling—including running electronics like sonar, GPS, and radios. For this, a deep cycle battery is the way to go. 

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