Exide Leisure | Dual | ER450
Dual means ‘Dual Purpose’ – the battery comes with a cranking current so it can start engines and operate as a supply source
650A | 95Ah | 450Wh
Details at a glance:
- Ideal for traditional motorhomes & caravans
- Regular mounting conditions (safe gas condution by central de-gassing and spark arrestor
- Low maintenance easy electrolyte and charge inspection thanks to a Magic Eye
- Medium vibration & tilt resistant
How to choose the correct leisure battery:
Understand the conditions of use of the battery
Most batteries need ventilation as well as isolation when installed in the vehicle since during use they will give off a mix of hydrogen and oxygen gasses. By using batteries with internal gas recombination features minimal gas emissions are regulated by the valve (VRLA) so special ventilation or isolation is not required. VRLA batteries can also be installed for locations like inside the passenger room or under the driver seat.
Often a vehicle’s layout will restrict where batteries can be installed. By selecting a battery with our high inclination feature it can be positioned at a steep angle. This offers maximum flexibility when working around space constraints
During Service Life
Traditionally batteries require periodic inspections for water topping up cleaning and recharge. This is sometimes arduous due to access difficulties lack of time or inexperience. By using batteries with “maintenance free” features time dedicated to maintenance will be drastically reduced because there is no need to inspect electrolyte levels or to clean spillages. Self-discharge is also extremely low during resting periods reducing the frequency for recharges.
The engine alternator usually recharges the battery during driving time. Nevertheless to keep batteries at a full state of charge you can undertake complementary recharges by using chargers plugged into the mains during parking time. By using batteries with “faster recharge” features (together with efficient chargers) you can reduce the time needed to complete a full recharge by up to 50%. Also recharge from the alternator will become more efficient.
For Vehicle Upgrade
Batteries fitted to motorhomes or caravans have the capacity to provide the total amount of energy (Watt x hour) required for a trip. So when new equipment is installed or longer trips are foreseen extra capacity will be needed to supply enough power. However room for extra batteries is usually limited so extension is not feasible. By using batteries with our “High energy density” feature room dedicated to batteries can be optimised as either more energy will be stored in the same volume or the same amount of energy will require less volume providing a space saving of up to 30%.
Select the best battery technology according to its usage requirements
Finalise your choice by calculating the energy required in Watt per hour