# Question: What Amp Should I Charge My Deep Cycle Battery?

## How long should I charge a deep cycle battery?

How long does it take to charge a deep-cycle battery.

Charge times vary on the size of the battery, temperature, and the charger used.

A standard 100 amp hour battery on a 15 amp charger at room temperature, will typically take around 5.33 hours to reach 80% capacity..

## Can you charge a deep cycle battery while in use?

Sure. Your battery may not charge as fast as the charging voltage will be slightly less due to voltage drop in the charger caused by the load. Furthermore, if the device you want to use cannot stand voltages above 12V, possibly as high as 14 volts, it may be damaged.

## How long will a 100ah battery run an appliance that requires 400w?

A very small user of power is a 1.2 watt LED light running on a 12 volt power source will use 1.2W / 12V = 0.1 amps. Therefore a 100ah (amp hour) battery will last for 1000 hours.

## How long does it take to charge a deep cycle battery at 2 amps?

Depending on the physical size, a “deep cycle’ battery may have 80+ “amp hours” (1 amp per hour at 80 hours) of storage capacity. So to charge a deep cycle battery at 2 amps from a “discharged state”, would take around a couple of days (48 hours).

## What happens if a deep cycle battery goes flat?

If your battery shows a good voltage when it’s fully charged, but quickly drops voltage to 11V or less when using power, this usually means the battery has a faulty cell and needs replacement. … When a deep cycle battery is fully discharged (dead flat), it should reveal a reading of approximately 10.5V.

## How long does it take to charge a 100ah deep cycle battery?

14 hoursSo to charge a 100A-hr battery would take (100A-hr)/7.083A, which is a little over 14 hours. This means that a fully discharged battery can be expected to take on the order of 14 hours of direct sunlight if the panel can be oriented towards the sun during the charge time.

## Should I charge my battery at 2 or 10 amps?

A basic charger usually charges at around 2 amps – and so needs 24 hours to deliver the 48 amps needed to fully charge a flat, 48 amp hour battery. But there is a wide range of chargers with different charge rates on the market – from 2 to 10 amps. The higher the charge output, the faster a flat battery is recharged.

## How many amps do I need to charge a 12 volt battery?

10 ampsA 12-volt automotive battery, for instance, takes a while to charge. In fact, fast charging for this kind of battery is not recommended. 10 amps are the recommended current. This is a slow charge.

## Can you overcharge a deep cycle battery?

Both overcharging and undercharging will have serious adverse effects on the lifespan of a deep cycle battery. In particular, you can seriously shorten the lifespan of a battery if it is used in a deep cycle application that it was not designed for.

## What is the best amperage to charge a car battery?

It is best to slow charge the battery. Slow charging rates vary depending on the battery’s type and capacity. However, when charging an automotive battery, 10 amps or less is considered a slow charge, while 20 amps or above is generally considered a fast charge.

## Do deep cycle batteries need special charger?

Using a traditional battery charger to recharge your deep cycle battery will not give you the best possible results. This is because excess heat is produced whenever a battery is charging. A deep cycle battery is not designed to handle the rapid charging and extra heat, so it may never reach full capacity.

## Should I charge my car battery at 2 amps or 6 amps?

In answer to your question, the six amp charger will charge your battery three times faster than the two amp charger. Six amps is stil a relatively slow charge and should be fine to use for a deep cycle battery. If your charger is telling you the battery is full, place a load on the battery before charging it.

## How many solar panels does it take to charge a 100ah battery?

So you need 1200 / 250 = 4.8 hours of bright sunlight. A single solar panel of 280 watts will do the work for you. There are other solar panels with various power ratings you can install to charge your batteries such as 100 watts, 150 watts, 235 watts, 250 watts and many more.

## How long will a deep cycle battery run a TV?

Well, the 12v tv I have in my caravan runs at 3 amps (36 watts). So on a 120 amp hour AGM (deep cycle) battery, using only 50% of that (the safe discharge limit for deep cycle lead acid batteries), it will run for about 20 hours.