Why Buy A Deep Cycle AGM Battery?
Need more power on your camping trip? Sounds like you need a 12V AGM Battery. Deep cycle batteries are renowned for their ability to store and use DC power which make them perfect for powering appliances on extended camping trips or weekends away. Although some people enjoy getting out into nature and experiencing the world in its raw form (without digital interruptions), most campers want the convenience and luxury of using 12v appliances & electronics to better their camping experience. For example, using a camping fridge to keep your food fresh, or powering LED lights to see clearly around your campsite at night. Without an additional power source, you’re limited to what you can do on your camping trip, which is why it’s essential for today's campers to invest in an 12v deep cycle battery!
What To Look For When Buying A 12V AGM Battery
When buying an AGM battery, there’s a few things you need to consider.
Choosing the right battery capacity will depend on the amount of appliances you want to power and how long you’ll be using them for. You’ll also have to think about how you’ll be charging your AGM battery - without a battery charger, your battery can run flat.
High quality batteries typically will last longer, and perform better than others. Our KickAss AGM deep cycle batteries are made with an ABS casing, which is the recognised top choice for AGM batteries. ABS is an extremely durable plastic which is resistant to impacts and chemical erosion, and ensures a long lifespan for your battery. KickAss AGM batteries are also maintenance free & completely sealed, meaning you can store them at any angle without any gas leakage.
A reputable brand name can speak high quality and a long lifespan. Over the last 12 years, KickAss has become one of Australia’s favourite brands when it comes to high quality camping gear. Since the beginning, AGM batteries have always been a focus of ours, and has quickly become a fan favourite, with over 30,000 Australians owning a KickAss Deep Cycle AGM battery. Through years of planning, development and fine tuning, we’ve been able to develop an AGM battery that is tough & reliable with an exceptional deep discharge recovery.
Although AGM’s batteries are tough, It’s important to consider the warranty of your battery. KickAss batteries are backed with a 5 year warranty, one of the longest warranties on the market. A longer warranty speaks for the batteries quality, as a company will only back their products with a longer warranty if they know it is high quality and will stand the test of time.
How Should I Charge A 12v AGM Deep Cycle Battery?
There are a few different ways you can charge your AGM battery.
With Your Starting Battery
You can connect your starting battery to your dual battery, so that whenever you start your car, it will charge up your dual battery. The only thing you’ll need is a battery isolator, such as our VSR, which automatically disconnects the two batteries once your car is turned off. If you don’t install a VSR, once your dual battery runs flat, you’ll start using power from your starting battery since they are still linked, and this will cause you to flatten your starting battery. A Dc/Dc charger also enables the same function, however additionally allows you to charge your dual battery from solar.
With Solar Power
AGM’s are capable of storing solar power, which is why they make a great battery for camping. For charging with solar power, you’ll need a solar panel as well as a solar controller. The solar panel will gather power from the sun, whereas you’ll need the controller to convert the solar power to DC battery power. Without a controller, the solar energy coming from the solar panel can ruin your battery.
With AC/240V Power
If you want to simply charge your battery from a 240V source (like your normal power outlets at home), you can! AC chargers connect to any 240V socket, and plug straight into your battery. These are great for charging your battery once you’re home from your trip, however if you’ll be camping out in the bush with no 240V outlets anywhere, you may want to think about incorporating another method of charging so your battery doesn’t run flat when you need it most!
Why Buy A 12 Volt Deep Cycle Battery From Australian Direct?
Australian Direct has been supplying high quality Outback Proof Gear for over 12 years, under our KickAss brand. We’ve spent years developing & fine tuning our AGM batteries with suppliers & manufacturers around the globe to bring you top of the line batteries. Through our commitment with our manufacturers, we’re able to constantly offer our customers the best quality AGM batteries at very competitive prices. It’s because of this commitment that KickAss AGM batteries have quickly become some of Australia’s favourite batteries, with over 30,000 happy customers and thousands of 5 star reviews.