those of yall running LEDs, do you run a 12V or 24V circuit? Just bought 5 27W LED units and Im curious if I need an extra battery.
Thanks a bunch!
Thanks a bunch!
You should be able to run for a long time with those lights on one battery. If you ever want more run time just hook a second one up in parallel series and you'll stay 12v.Good to know. Preciate it bud. Ill be running a larger wire to save from having to buy a new battery.
Your correct if your running one bank at a time. I run 8 - 27 watt floods on my little boat. With 2 batteries in 24v I get over 10 hours of battery. If I would run 12v in parelell I would basically get the same run time as one battery but it just wouldnt dim the lower it got. 24v is the way to go for LED's. It takes the pounding amperage off the LED's (which makes them last longer) and it also gives you longer run time. And the best part is you can still just 12v off the one battery for your troller or 12v accesory.The reason they run 2X as long on 24v is because it requires 2 12v batteries to create a 24v system. If you hook up 2 batteries as 12v you will get the same run time as the 24v system. It has been proven time and time again that the only difference between 12v and 24v is wire size.
I dont have one locally. The Everstarts are good batteries and you can take them back with-in 2 years and get a new one for free.If you have a battery distributer near you like Interstate go there. I go to the Interstate battery warehouse by my house to get all my batteries. I ask them for blemishes. Usually they have them and all they are are batteries with cosmetic damage. (no handle, deformed molding, minor dent, ect.) I got 2 marine deep cycles for my boat that are regular $120 a piece for $110 total.
I have had Optimas before, I loved it, would hold a charge forever, but as soon as it got killed one time, it was done for. Battery went down hill quick. After the 4th one i quit using them.Haha. Yeah I couldn't think of the name. They make GREAT stuff!!! :thumbsu: