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BigDaddy

Best Battery for Ice House

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BigDaddy

I recently bought a used crank-down ice house. It did not come with a battery. It is wired for 12v to power a radio, fans, and lights.

What type of battery should I get? I assume that I should get a big, deep-cycle. Any brands, retailers, or types are appreciated.

Thanks!

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Down Deep

My Interstates came out of the boat and into the fishhouse.

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ice_it_06

Interstate Deep Cycles are excellent for the $$$$. Have also used Trojan & Optima when the $$$$ was available.

Buy (2) same size & rating and hook in parallell pos-pos & neg-neg and your juiced for a weekend easily.

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Whoaru99

Actually, from my experience, most any of the "ordinary" name brand deep cycle batteries do OK as long as you take care of them.

The more expensive ones probably hold up better if less than ideal maintenance/charging conditions exist, IMO.

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waterwolff

I came across a couple sealed gel cell's used in a ups at a plant I was working at a few years ago and they are still going strong

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scot

you can get inerstate bat. cheep at rosemount inerstate battery. they are blems . sticker not on wright/or some little

thing wrong. but are warranted they are in the phone book.

I bought a deep cycle that is twice the size of a normale one

for 45.00 it lasts aweek with out a charge heater,lights,

tv, stereo.you can't beat the price. check it out. grin.gif

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