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Hi im just fitting a split charge kit in my van could i use a normal car battery for now until i get a leisure battery.

Thanks chris.
 

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If you've got a spare battery, there's no reason not to use it, but if you're buying one, you'd be better off spending your money on a leisure battery as they are built using thicker lead plates to provide energy over a long period. Normal car batteries are designed to provide high power for starting engines, but this means they are made with thinner lead plates which are more prone to buckling and failure. You should also aim to use only 30 to 50% of a battery's capacity before recharging it, otherwise you will seriously reduce it's life.

Good luck,

Al.
 
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