A real nightmare of many boat owners are short battery life and dead batteries. When you face a dead battery, the knowledge of replacing it could be a life saver.
Battery problems occur for different reasons, mostly because of:
Seven steps for replacing your battery
If your boat batteries are properly installed and maintained, it is not uncommon to get 5, 6 or even 7 years of good service out of them. Still, at some point you would need to replace them. Your mission should take seven steps:
Boats move through the water in a very complicated way which might cause your batteries bouncing around. Make sure they are properly fixed so they can not move and check them regularly after you run through rough waters.
Batteries should not be disposed of in the trash. Recycling old batteries reduces waste and the need to use new raw materials.
Safety precautions and maintenance tips
Never forget that electricity and moisture don’t mix. Try to work in dry environment, wear eye protection and gloves. Remember that wearing a watch with metal parts and working with electricity or its parts is just not a good idea. Safety always comes first!
Manage and prolong your battery life with a monitoring system
We can not do much about the battery costs, yet we could do other thing like focusing on prolonging boat battery life and saving costs on replacements. The first thing to consider when prolonging any battery life is battery management. Batteries require precise and regular monitoring.
Would you like to dramatically improve your boat battery life? Using Simarine battery monitoring solutions you can:
Batteries never go dead at the ‘right’ time. Having a healthy, reliable well maintained power source is not the place to cut corners. Especially if you are planning on going out in the ocean.