Is a deep cycle battery required to use on a power boat lift hoist?

I just purchased a shore commander 12/24 volt power boat lift direct drive hoist. It doesn’t state in the directions that it is required, but I have been told that it is. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

4 Responses to “Is a deep cycle battery required to use on a power boat lift hoist?”

  1. trunorth  on December 24th, 2011

    Deep cycle is the only choice for this application.

    Get the biggest, baddest one you can find, and add a trickle charge.

    My ShoreStation with battery power sucks it dry in one up/down cycle.

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  2. jason s  on December 24th, 2011

    A little complex to get into, but a deep cycle would be preferable as it delivers consistent power as it discharges…a “starting” battery will work but will deliver strong power and discharge rather rapidly.

    Go with a quality deep cycle.

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  3. works 4 me  on December 24th, 2011

    save your self a heap of hurt,, take the problem to a sparkie and let them guide you

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  4. ricsudukai  on December 24th, 2011

    Yes – AGM or traction type gel to cope with extreme loads and heavy discharge. Starting type battery will fail very quickly. A good multistage charger is a must. I suggest C-Tek (I fit these to rescue vehicles and boats) or any high quality brand. http://www.ctek.com/EN-US/Default.aspx

    The battery you choose is best as large as you can find, and the charger should be sized for that battery too – not too big or too small. If you put the right battery and charger together you can expect 7-10 years of service from the battery. Go cheapo and you might be lucky to finish the season.

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