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Registered: ‎09-29-2014

battery issue with my etec 150

I always used a starting battery on my etec 150. Its a 2011 model.
My starting batttery died, so i decided to throw one of my deep cycle batteries in its place for now.
The deep cycle has a mca 845 rating.
But now the motor won't start right up everytime. Sometimes takes a few tries.
It used to always fire right up on the starting battery.
Does a deep cycle effect the starting of an etec motor.
Picking up a new starting battery this week, but was surprised the deep cycle didnt work very well.

Posts: 9,520
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: battery issue with my etec 150

A starting battery is designed to deliver a large amount of amps to the starter in a very short time. Deep Cycle designs are for a smaller amount of current delivered over a long period of time. There are combo batteries but they are a compromise.


A voltage drop test would show if it a battery problem or a cable or connection problem.




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