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Twitch02x

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Twitch02x

Do regular wet cell batteries have to be inside a box in a boat??

 

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MLA

They need to be in a tray at least. my ROT, if the battery is in a locker regularly used for storage, put it in a box. If in the engine bay or other non-used locker, a tray is fine. 

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Twitch02x
15 hours ago, MLA said:

They need to be in a tray at least. my ROT, if the battery is in a locker regularly used for storage, put it in a box. If in the engine bay or other non-used locker, a tray is fine. 

Ok gotcha

 

they will be in the port locker but will be incorporated with the amp rack somehow 

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oldjeep

USCG requires a box or terminal covers at a minimum.

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Nitrousbird

I'd personally do a box for a wet cell.  AGM, no box but make sure the positive terminals are fully covered.  I went AGM only because the box took up too much space and didn't allow for me to put batteries where I wanted them.

Edited by Nitrousbird

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David

Plastic boxes are so inexpensive. They do add bulk. But I agree with the above recommendation to use a box whenever using wet cell batteries. While it is rare, I have seen the type of corrosive damage that can result when a wet battery has a major failure. A plastic box should contain this.  

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MLA
On 3/9/2017 at 4:41 PM, Nitrousbird said:

I'd personally do a box for a wet cell.

Read; battery box dealer :cheers:

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minnmarker

Time out for both of you.

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Twitch02x

I ended up building a box to hold all 4 batteries with a plexi-glass lid.

Will post pics in my soon to be build thread

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