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Choosing the Right Fullriver Battery for Your Application

When it comes to selecting the right battery for your specific needs, the choice can be as crucial as the equipment itself. While many battery manufacturers take a “one size, fits all” approach, Fullriver Battery offers a range of reliable energy solutions, each tailored to meet the demands of various applications from automotive to marine, and industrial sectors. Here’s a guide to help you select the appropriate Fullriver battery for your application.

Automotive Applications

For automotive use, starting power is key. You’ll want a battery with high cranking amps (CA) and cold cranking amps (CCA) to ensure your vehicle starts reliably, especially in cold weather. Fullriver’s Full Throttle series of high-performance AGM batteries are designed to provide the quick bursts of energy needed for starting engines, but are also robust enough to handle start/stop engines with ease. The thin-plate, pure-lead plate designs can stand up to the toughest accessory loads like lighting, high watt stereos, and winches. Look for a battery with a high CCA rating if you live in a colder climate.

A red sports car drives on a road next to a list of key car battery factors: high CA and CCA, vibration resistance, deep-cycle capability. Pro-tip: disconnect battery if not driving daily.

Marine Applications

On the water, a battery must resist the unique challenges of a marine environment, including moisture and constant movement. Fullriver’s deep-cycle AGM batteries are ideal as they offer both the cranking power needed to start boat engines and the cycling capacity to power electronics. Their sealed and maintenance-free design also means they are safe to install in confined spaces without the risk of leaks or spills.

Keep in mind, while our DC, EGL, FFD, and Full Throttle are really great options for Marine applications, it is important to keep our purpose-built design in mind. If usage is based largely around starting and powering a few accessories during short periods while the engine is off, go with Full Throttle. On the other hand, if the vessel is more geared to longer trips with resident accommodations (E.G., refrigerator, television, etc.) go with DC, EGL, or FFD, as these are designed for longer cycling.

A white yacht on water next to text listing key factors for marine batteries: deep-cycle design, vibration and spill-proof, corrosion resistance. Pro-tip: Install Full Throttle for engine starting and house power.

Renewable Energy Systems

For those harnessing the power of the sun or wind, the deep-cycle batteries by Fullriver can store and provide energy efficiently. These batteries are designed to handle the deep discharges that occur with solar and wind systems and can cycle more times than standard batteries. They’re a fit for both grid-tied and off-grid systems due to their consistent performance and long life span.

A banner highlighting key factors of Fullriver DC and EGL Series batteries: high cycle life, durable build, and compatibility with renewable energy systems. A pro-tip notes their performance in low sunlight.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs)

Similar to certain marine applications, RV enthusiasts will need a battery focused on starting the often large engine and another designed to run the house. Full Throttle is hands down the ultimate choice for starting the large and often diesel engines in modern RVs. DC, EGL, or FFD have decades of design insight for powering onboard appliances. Plus, everything we make, our high cranking Full Throttle or our deep-cycling DC/EGL/FFD is designed to stand up vibration rich environments.

A RV parked on a gravel area with mountains in the background. Text highlights key factors about choosing an RV battery: dual-purpose, high amp-hour rating, and durability. Pro-tip advises on amp-hour rating.

Industrial Applications

In an industrial setting, such as with forklifts or backup power systems, you need a battery that can endure frequent cycles and heavy loads. Fullriver’s AGM technology is up to the task, offering batteries that can handle deep cycles without losing performance. A high cycle life and fast recharge capability are essential for minimizing downtime. And, as always, the Fullriver DC and EGL can take the rough and tumble vibration rich environments that so often is the case in the Material Handling world.

A blue scissor lift with two workers beside a brown building. The image text highlights key factors: high cycle life, fast recharge, heavy-duty construction; mentions Fullriver’s PowerVault with 2-4 years warranty.

Emergency Services

For emergency response vehicles, reliability can’t be compromised. Fullriver batteries with high CCA are essential to ensure that vehicles start in all conditions, while deep-cycle batteries power critical equipment on scene. The maintenance-free nature is a plus, reducing the operational burden on service teams.

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Final Consideration

When choosing a Fullriver battery, consider the specific needs of your application, including the environmental conditions, the required power output, and the operational patterns. Always consult with a specialist to ensure the battery you choose meets the specific power requirements and dimensions of your equipment.

Selecting the right battery is critical to the performance and reliability of your equipment. Remember, like the old saying goes, the triathlete is only sort of good at each event, choosing a purpose-built battery ensures that it performs to its highest ability, without compromise. With the right Fullriver battery, you can expect consistent performance, long life, and peace of mind knowing that your power needs are met with the best technology available.

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