Deep Cycle VS High Cycle BatteriesGabriel Erasmus
- Can supply large current
- Can accept large charge current (i.e. can be charged quickly)
- Do not like to be discharged deeply (life is shortened)
- Mostly automotive batteries.
Deep Cycle Batteries:
- More suited to deep discharging (more cycles)
- Can not supply very high current (not suited to winching),made for low current draw over a long period
- Can not be charged as quickly.
- Typically should not be discharged more than about 50%, i.e. don’t go below 50% state of charge
High Cycle Batteries:
- Used for standby (ups)
- Somewhere in between Cranking and Deep Cycle Batteries
- Can supply more current than Deep Cycle
- Can be recharged more quickly than Deep Cycle
- Typically should not be discharged more than about 25%, i.e. don’t go below 75% state of charge.
- Withstand deep discharging (up to 50% capacity) better than Cranking batteries
- Good option to run some auxiliary equipment to relieve the load on the deep cycle battery.