needs a battery for their 4x4. Of course our hobby can demand more
from a battery than Joe Schmoe commuting to work in his Ford Taurus.
Accessories like winches, cb's, stereos, amplifiers, welders, etc.
can put added stress on our batteries.
the offroad world batterys take allot of abuse. You need a battery
that can take abuse! Well the new trend is the sprial wound "Gel
Cell" batterys. I'm testing the newest battery from Exide,
the Exide Select Orbital Extreme Cycle Duty. It's of the Gel Cell
design, deep cycle which is ideal for 4x4 applications.
battery has twice the lifetime as an ordinary battery, due to improved
paste porosity, valve regulated lead-acid (VRLA) recombinant design,
patented absorbed glass mat (AGM) separators, and high cell compression.
The electrolyte is contained within the vitreous separators, which
absorb acid the same way a paper towel asorbs water. No electrolyte
can leak,even if the battery is punctured or smashed. And these
batterys will not vent under normal operating conditions. This battery
comes with a 18 month free replacement warranty, + an extensive
national distribution network, so you can always get the battery
warranty coverage you need. I am very impressed with this battery
which has side posts, top posts in the middle, and a dual fold away
Part # 34XCD
Voltage -12 volts
Amp hour - 50
Max amp @ 5 sec. - 1,100
Max charging current (A) 35A
Internal resistance (Mohm) - <3
Length - 10.17"
Width - 7.00"
Height - 8.12"
Weight - 41lbs