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RV, Camper and Marine Batteries

Deep Cycle Batteries Available

  • CCA Approved
  • All batteries tested thoroughly
  • For all your outdoor battery needs

There are a wide variety of RV and Camper batteries available for a wide variety of recreational vehicles. Pacific Batteries Surrey and Maple Ridge have all of the RV batteries and can give you the information you need to pick the right batteries in an easy-to-understand fashion.

Typically they are called house batteries (the deep cycles to power the lights and appliances) or starting batteries to start the engine.

A common way of getting enough power for your RV when you are not plugged in is to go with what is referred to as golf cart batteries (also known as house batteries). These are 6 volt RV batteries that with one cable to join them, become a 12-volt battery to match up with your 12-volt system in your RV. They have about 120 pounds of lead between them, and this means they can go a long time before they need charging. They are typically available in light-duty, heavy-duty, lead-acid, deep cell, lithium and AGM batteries. 

A pair of these batteries (they only work in pairs) last a typical camper about 5 days not plugged in. It can be more, it can be less, but we can give you good advice for what type will work best for you and how many are required for your needs. 

They also come in 12-volt lead acid versions that are enough for a day or two of off-grid camping.

It has even gone to 12-volt lithium batteries that have crazy long lifespans. There are typically 3 common 12 volt sizes, with the rule of thumb is the bigger they are, the longer they last between charges.

At Pacific Batteries Surrey and Maple Ridge, we can tell you what you need to consider about your RV batteries to make the right choice in an easy-to-understand and friendly way.

Preparing For Your Next Road Trip

Road trips are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, explore new places and escape the Lower Mainland. They can be an adventure for the whole family or a solo trip that can provide you with some much-needed time away from your day-to-day life.

In order to make sure that your trip is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, it’s important to get prepared beforehand. You’ll need the right gear, such as a good tent or sleeping bag, and you’ll need some essentials like food and water.

You also won’t want to forget about your RV battery! A good battery will ensure that you’re able to start up your car in any weather condition, and we recommend having a backup on hand.

Luxury yacht on blue water, Marine Battery

Marine Batteries

  • CCA approved
  • All batteries tested thoroughly
  • For all your outdoor battery needs

There are many types of batteries for marine use, and at Pacific Batteries Maple Ridge and Surrey, we can help you sort out what marine battery will work best for your needs.

A marine battery comes in a couple of main categories, those being a battery that starts the boat’s engine, and/or a battery that runs the lights and stereo and other electronics. These two types of batteries are built differently on the inside, and using the right one will give you years of trouble-free use of your boat. 

Electric trolling motors have their own requirements from a battery and we carry all the versions and sizes to make sure you get the best value for your particular setup. A common question we get is what size trolling motor battery do I need?

As a rule of thumb each pound of thrust equals 1 amp hour. A car sized deep cycle battery is rated around 90 amp hours. So if you have a 30 pound thrust electric trolling motor, it will use up 30 amp hours from the fully charged battery in one hour at full throttle.

A deep cycle lead acid battery should generally only be drained down 50% for its long-term health.

So an electric motor car sized deep cycle battery at full throttle will last about an hour and a half to reach 50% battery capacity remaining.

(30 pounds thrust x 1.5 hours = 45 amp hours) (50% of 90 amp hours = 45 amp hours)

You aren’t likely to go full thrust, so at say 1⁄4 speed you would get 6 hours run time from that battery. (4 x 1.5 hrs) Keep in mind of course, you may need to go full throttle in a storm or something to get back to shore, so it’s worth asking what your options are for the best size and design and material of battery for your usage. Call us or drop by anytime for a completely friendly and easy way to understand what battery will work best for you.

The two main types of battery (starting or deep cycle) for a boat come in different options in the material used in the construction of the battery as well. The lead acid version offers the lowest price, the AGM version offers spill proof, vibration proof, and can be drained farther down than a lead acid. They also tend to have a longer lifespan and much less maintenance.

Here at Pacific Batteries Maple Ridge and Surrey, we carry batteries for everything from a yacht to a dinghy, so always feel free to call or email or come in to explore the deals you can get.

We test all of the marine batteries new and reconditioned, to make sure you get the quality and price you need, and as always, just ask our experts any questions you may have, we are always happy to steer you in the right direction at the right price.

Lake and Ocean Trips

You may not be aware, but the boating season is just around the corner. If you’re a boat owner, it’s time to get your boat ready for the season!

Boats are a great way to spend time with family and friends, and there’s no better way to do that than by taking a boat trip out on the open water. If you live in BC, you’re in luck because there are plenty of lakes and rivers that are perfect for boating.

But before you go out on your next boat trip, make sure your battery is ready for the season!

A marine battery will ensure that your engine starts up when it needs to. Plus, they can help protect against corrosion and acid spills. And if you want to be doubly sure that your battery will start your engine when needed, you can purchase a battery charger with a built-in inverter.

Friendly Service

CCA Approved

Various Sizes

Affordable Price