Why is the GPL-8DA Great for Marine Use?

Lifeline GPL-8DA 

If you have been looking into marine batteries for a while, then you may have noticed that one battery which keeps popping up repeatedly in ’recommendations’ is the GPL-8DA. Let us walk you through what this battery is all about and why it is so great for marine applications.

Certified by the US Coast Guard GPL-8DA

The US Coast Guard uses Lifeline batteries extensively. This is because they know that they can trust them. They do not want a battery to ‘give up’ at the most inopportune of moments. This is a battery which you can be positive will continue to work no matter what you throw at it.

Sealed Unit

This battery utilizes AGM technology which is, without a doubt, the best battery technology around for marine applications. There are several reasons for this. This includes:

  • These batteries are maintenance-free. There is no need to top up the liquid inside at all. This ensures that the batteries continue to perform to the highest possible standard.
  • These batteries are highly resistant to vibration. This is because they are no moving parts inside of them. While other batteries on the market may falter when put on a boat, these ones won’t. They will be able to continue working no matter how choppy the waters get.
  • These are sealed units. This is important. After all, when you are on a boat you do not want to have battery acid spraying everywhere!
  • They can be mounted in any position. This is great, because you are probably going to be suffering from a lack of space on your boat. This means that you need to know you will be able to slide the battery into whatever space you have available.

Warranty for Marine Use

It is very rare to find a battery which has such an extensive warranty for marine applications. In fact, due to the fact that the conditions on a boat are so extreme, most companies will not provide you with a warranty at all! Lifeline is one of only a few companies which does.

Low Self Discharge Rate

To cap it all off, these batteries work exceedingly well in storage. Let’s be honest, it is unlikely that you will be taking your boat out all that much, particularly during the winter months. You do not want to be forever charging the battery, though. You will be pleased to know that Lifeline offer one of the best self-discharge rates in the industry. Most companies around have a self-discharge rate of 10%. Lifeline batteries have a self-discharge rate of just 2% per month. This means your battery will lose barely any charge!

If you are interested in the Lifeline GPL-8DA, then you will be able to purchase it directly from the SEP website. If you do not think this battery is right for you, but may be interested in another Lifeline product, then just pick up the phone and give us a call!

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