When you are contemplating remote travel and you plan to add a fair amount of electronic accessories to your vehicle of choice, it’s not a bad idea to consider an auxiliary battery system. Especially if you wish to run various electronics while you are camped out with the engine shut off. With a second battery, you can run plenty of electrical accessories without having to tap into the precious power that your starting battery needs to remain reliable and get you moving when you want to. Another good reason to have auxiliary battery power is if you plan to run high-powered equipment such as a winch or an on-board welder.
DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES
Battery power can provide a new range of options for caravanners who want to steer away from using powered sites at caravan parks or Generators.
While a car battery can be used to power a caravan, the issue with this set-up is that car batteries are not typically designed to deliver power over long periods of time, but rather for delivering short bursts of power. Should a car battery go flat and need to be completely recharged, its life expectancy can be significantly shortened.
Unlike a car battery, Deep Cycle Batteries are designed to be used over extended periods of time and discharged to a greater depths more often and can then be fully recharged without causing any issues to make running fridges, engles and dual battery systems more effective.