ACDelco Gold (Professional Voyager) RV and Marine 18 Month Batteries are specifically created for marine cranking applications. They are designed with thinner plates to deliver power quickly. A protective terminal design provides resistance to acid leaks and seepage, keeping terminal posts clean and corrosion-free. Calcium alloy maximizes the battery’s cycle life, and performance, and minimizes water consumption. ACDelco Gold (Professional Voyager) RV and Marine 18 Month Batteries are 100% pressure tested for leak-proof performance. Gold (Professional Voyager) RV and Marine 18 Month batteries are the cranking batteries with the built in toughness to take on the realities of everyday recreational use. Some ACDelco Gold parts may have formerly appeared as ACDelco Professional.
The ACDelco Gold (Professional Voyager) RV and Marine 18 Month Batteries have an 18-month free replacement limited warranty to the original purchaser. Replacement Limited Warranty offers replacement of battery at no cost to the original purchaser. Labor for removal or installation not included. Other limitations apply.
Can I determine what the Hours of Usable Power (H.U.P.) is for this battery?
Yes. By determining the ampere draw of each for the accessories in use, Hours of Usable Power (H.U.P.) can be determined. The following information will give the data necessary to be a specialist when talking "marine" and continuous use. Over time H.U.P. will decrease as the battery ages, H.U.P. will also be reduced if the battery does not start at 100% charge. With the ACDelco built in Hydrometer, a user can see the state-of-charge (SOC) but still cannot plan for the hours of useable power.
Can I tell how many Marine Cranking Amps this battery has?
Yes. MCA refers to Marine Cranking Amps, their values are on the top label of the ACDelco Voyager and Voyager II Batteries. MCA equals CA.
Does this RV and marine battery perform well in cold weather?
ACDelco supplies Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) information on the label of the battery. This information is valuable if the use is for something other than marine cranking applications.
Can I store this RV and marine battery without it losing its charge?
This is dependent on ambient temperature. Regardless, ACDelco recommends that a battery’s Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) be checked every 3 months. If the Open Circuit Voltage has fallen to 12.4 volts, ACDelco recommends that the battery be fully recharged. If the battery is fully charged it can easily be stored at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Are a Maintenance-Free Battery and a Filler Cap Battery the same type of battery?
No. A filler cap battery requires the addition of water due to the material Antimony being added to the battery grids. Antimony is used to improve recharging times by making the battery more charge receptive. This additive can make the battery gas more than a Calcium (maintenance-free) grid and as a result, water may have to be added to a filler cap battery.
Can I use the "Green Eye" hydrometer to determine the batteries State-of-Charge?
Yes, the Hydrometer (EYE, Green Eye) gives the State-of-Charge (SOC) on one cell and if the eye is ‘Green’ this means that the battery State-of-Charge should be greater than 65%. If the eye is ‘black’ the battery requires recharging. IF THE EYE IS CLEAR, THE ACID LEVEL IS LOW AND THE BATTERY MUST BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY DO NOT RECHARGE!
Is there a difference between Marine Cranking Amps (MCA) and Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)?
Yes, the test for Marine Cranking Amps is done at 32 degrees Fahrenheit and the test for Cold Cranking Amps is done at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fully charged ACDelco Batteries (OCV is ≥12.7) should be stored in an upright position at temperatures between 32°F and 70°F. When a battery is stored, a very slow chemical reaction takes place between the plate materials and the electrolyte, causing a slow discharge. This reaction, called a self-discharge, occurs more rapidly at higher temperatures. Therefore, it is not recommended to store next to a furnace or other heat source. If an ACDelco Battery is completely discharged, the electrolyte will freeze when stored below 30°F. To prevent electrolyte freezing and battery damage, do not store ACDelco Batteries below 30°F if their OCV is less than 12.5volts.
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