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    I have been looking in Kaapstad for a deep cycle battery for my solar panel to feed in the Kgalagadi.
    > There is a gentleman on Gumtree selling Delphi 1250 102A-Hour batteries for R850 - which I think is a bargain.
    He will deliver to me tomorrow or Fri (of course I can postpone a day or so). He then offered me a discount if I took more than 1. More bargain. Anyone else interested in Cape Town at this price?

    Bruce.

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    Hello Bruce,

    I would like to buy a new DC battery to replace my one that packed up in Bots a few years back. Are the Delphi batteries, this guy on Gumtree is selling, new? I am back in Cape Town about 5 May if you can wait until then we can make a deal with this guy?

    Phil

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    Hi Bruce...it's me... the 'gentleman' from gumtree lol.
    Please note that i"m advertising LEAD CALCIUM HIGH CYCLE batteries (not DEEP CYCLE), whiich will give you more charge/discharge cycles than a lead acid high cycle battery......see attached link.
    http://www.4x4community.co.za/classi...uct/8726/cat/5

    Don't want anyone expecting a deep cycle battery when i'm advertising high cycle.

    As you said i am willing to offer a better price, only for quantities exceeding 3 though and i deliver within a certain radius only (unfortunately)

    PhilSA - if you're still interested...the batteries are brand spanking new with 12 month warranty.

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    Hi rodeoboy

    Can you please tell me the difference between deep cycle and high cycle. I am also in the market for a battery for my trailer.
    I live in Roodepoort.

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    <A "high cycle" battery is referred to as an SLI battery: Start Lights Ignition and is commonly a car battery and its job is to provide a large amount of current over a short period of time.
    This large, quick burst of current is used to crank the engine over when starting up. When the engine starts, the alternator usually provides all the power that the car requires, therefore theoretically, the car battery should be able to last its entire life without ever being discharged more than 25 percent of its total capacity. An SLI battery has a greater number of plates internally and are thinner than those found in a "deep cycle" battery. It uses thinner and more plates in order to increase its surface area thus being able to deliver a large amount of current in a short period of time.
    Note:Surface area is the amount of available plates submerged in the electrolyte inside the battery. The more plates you can pack inside the battery, the greater the surface area in contact with the electrolyte, the greater the amount of current released when required. This has a trade-off though. The thinner the plates, the quicker the damage occurs through deep discharge. Plates can buckle, rust etc.

    The "deep cycle" battery's job is to give you a steady amount of current over a prolonged period. This battery also gives a surge when needed to start a car, but not as high-powered as a car battery can. A deep cycle battery is so designed that it is able to be deeply discharged many times over whereas an SLI battery will be trashed fairly quickly by repeated deep discharging. Thicker plates are used in the construction of a deep cycle battery so it stands to reason that if less surface area is in contact with the electrolyte inside the battery, less instant, high power is available. In other words, the deep cycle battery has less instant energy but provides greater long-term energy delivery.>

    Depending on the required use of the battery, either one may be the most suited. For extended use without charging a deep cycle is recommended and where more charging time is available i.e. driving from place to place frequently, a high cycle will be more suited. Please note that I am by no means an expert on the subject.

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