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Old 06-18-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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Battery Replacement Question

I need to replace the battery on my X254 as it was damaged over the winter. It came with an Interstate HD24-DP that's 405 CCA and 505 MCA with 100 minute reserve. I haven't seen that battery at any local stores. I can buy a different Interstate 24DC that's 550 CCA at Costco for $79 or an Exide 24MSXX at BJ's that's 1000 MCA and has 115 minute reserve for $90. I know nothing about batteries so I'm looking for advice. We don't really do much boondocking.

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Old 06-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #2
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The 24 is the group or physical size and you want a true deep cycle. Walmart's is a 24DC @ about $100. These are flooded or filled with acid and have to be check periodically. There are also AMG sealed the are almost maintenance free but much more expensive.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:30 PM   #3
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If you get an AGM type battery, make sure your charger can handle the AGM type batteries as the charging requirements are different.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:37 AM   #4
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DO NOT buy a battery that has a CCA rating.. it is a starting battery not a true deep cycle battery.. A battery with a CCA rating has thin plates designed to give up the charge in a hurry.. a deep cycle battery has thicker plates designed to give up the power over a longer period of time...
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