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HOBBY AND LEISURE BATTERIES FOR LONG-TERM DISCHARGE

POWER TO TAKE ALONG WITH YOU

Long-term discharge batteries - the on board power for recreation and leisure time

 

The Banner long-term discharge batteries are specialised, professional batteries that stand out from the rest and like professionals,
these also do their job: perfectly suited to their field of application and uncompromising in their quality.
Among other things, they provide portable energy for sailing and electric boats, yachts, camper vans and motor homes, camping/caravanning and the solar sector.

 

Banner tip: It’s best to use a starter battery to start the engine. Banner offers original equipment batteries with the Running Bull EFB /PROfessional and the Power Bull/PROfessional (OE quality for replacement needs).

Leading motor home manufacturers such as Knaus Tabbert Reisemobile rely on the best Banner batteries from the Running Bull series as their original equipment.  

Marine batteries

 

We have a comprehensive range of boat and yacht batteries (on-board power and engine start), offering the perfect choice of performance and life to suit any leisure application. The same question always pops up. „What battery do I need for my boat?“ With this in mind, we have developed an easy-to-use battery selection chart that enables every boat enthusiast to find the right battery for their boat.

 

What battery do I need for my boat?

 

Our simple and clear table will help you to determine the suitable long term discharge battery(ies) for your application that exactly meet(s) your needs. 3 product variants and a total of 3 battery technologies (conventional lead acid, AGM, GEL) are available for boat and yacht batteries.


Because as a recreational captain or skipper, you'll want to enjoy every minute you spend on open waters. No matter whether you spend your weekends exploring inland lakes or rivers, navigating canals, discovering coastal waters or the open sea, taking part in an ocean regatta or sailing around the world. You need to ensure that you have a reliable on-board power supply that best suits your type of use: with a Banner boat battery, you can depend on a reliable power supply.

BLACK EDITION

 

  

ENERGY BULL

 

  • Battery technology: conventional lead acid
  • Moorings per cruise: approx. 1-2
  • Frequency of use daily: up to 2 hours.
  • Daytime/nighttime use: mostly during the day
  • Power connection: 80% on mains - 20% battery
  • Solar charging module: rarely used 
  • Wind and water powered generators: rarely used 
  • Daily distance travelled: up to 20 nautical miles*
  • Energy requirements: standard equipment – low energy requirement 
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 270 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 10-12 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

*1 nautical mile = 1.852 kilometres. Here’s a simple formula for novice seamen to figure out how far a boat has travelled: double the nautical miles, then subtract 10%.

This is how you get the approximate distance in kilometres.

 

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SILVER EDITION

 

 

TRACTION BULL BLOC AGM

 

  • Battery technology: AGM (deep-cycle)
  • Moorings per cruise: approx. 3-5
  • Daily frequency of use: approx. 6-8 hours
  • Daytime/Nighttime use: day and night
  • Power connection: 30% on mains - 70% battery
  • Solar charging module: often used, (almost) always in use
  • Wind and water powered generators: often used, (almost) always in use
  • Distance travelled daily: approx. 20-50 nautical miles*
  • Energy requirement: additional equipment - high energy requirement 
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 680 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 8-10 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

*1 nautical mile = 1.852 kilometres. Here’s a simple formula for novice seamen to figure out how far a boat has travelled: double the nautical miles, then subtract 10%.

This is how you get the approximate distance in kilometres.

Please note: Approx. 50-60 nautical miles of route per day corresponds to 10-12 hours of daily sailing time at an average speed of 5 knots (that’s fast, exactly 9.26 km/h for all non-sailors).

 

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GOLD EDITION

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TRACTION BULL BLOC GEL

 

  • Battery technology: Gel (deep-cycle)
  • Moorings per cruise: approx. 6 and more
  • Daily frequency of use: approx. 10-12 hours
  • Daytime/Nighttime use: day and night
  • Power connection: 10% on mains - 90% battery
  • Solar charging module: always used
  • Wind and water powered generators: always used
  • Distance travelled daily: approx. 50-80 nautical miles*
  • Energy requirements: max. additional equipment - maximum energy requirement 
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 980 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 8-10 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

*1 nautical mile = 1.852 kilometres. Here’s a relatively simple formula for novice seamen to understand how far a boat has travelled: double the nautical miles, next subtract 10%.

This gives you the approximate distance in kilometres. 

Please note: Approx. 50-60 nautical miles of route per day corresponds to 10-12 hours of daily sailing time at an average speed of 5 knots (that’s fast, exactly 9.26 km/h for all non-sailors).

 

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Gewicht

Good to know!

 

Another advantage of lead-acid batteries that is often overlooked:

High-density materials, such as lead, are the ideal and optimal ballast weight for the keel of a sailing boat or yacht!

What battery do I need for my motorhome or boat?

 

You can calculate the capacity requirements of motorhome and boat batteries as on-board power supplies yourself. Here you can see an example of how to determine the power requirement for your use.

 

Required battery: Energy Bull 96801  K5 = 180 Ah

 

If the average power-on time is approx. 5 hours, the K5 is used. If it’s approx. 20 hours, the K20 is used and if approx. 100 hours, the K100. With conventional batteries, the safety factor (to prevent deep discharges) should normally be 1.7 (1.3 with recombination batteries, i.e. AGM and gel).

 

Device

P performance in W

U voltage in V

Current I - P/U in A

Activation tim in h

Capacity K = Ixt in Ah

Mini-fridge 100 12 8,3 8 66
Mini-TV 80 6,7 2 13
Lighting 40 3,3 4 13
Kettle 200 16,7 0,15 3
Hotplates 500 41,7 0,2 8
         Total 103
     Required battery capacity (=total multiplied by a safety factor of 1.7) 175
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What type of camper are you?

 

We have a comprehensive range of camping, caravan and motorhome batteries (on-board power supply and engine start), offering the perfect choice of power and service life to suit any leisure application.
With this in mind, we have developed an easy-to-use battery selection chart that allows the recreational enthusiast to match their specific energy needs to the right battery.

 

Our simple and clear table will help you to determine the suitable long term discharge battery(ies) for your application that exactly meet(s) your needs. 3 product variants and a total of 3 battery technologies (lead-acid conventional, AGM*, GEL**) are available.

Because as a lover of the outdoors, you’re going to want to enjoy every minute you spend out there. Whether you marvel at ancient sites, tour national parks, enjoy a city break, try out campsites, are a passionate winter camper or simply explore the countries of Europe. You must ensure that you have a reliable on-board power supply that is ideally suited to your type of leisure stay.

 

*AGM - Absorbent Glass Mat; the acid is absorbed into the glass fleece and thus bound.

VRLA - Valve Regulated Lead Acid, i.e. a valve-regulated lead-acid battery with AGM technology.

 

**Gel - Electrolyte is embedded in gel, binding it.

BLACK EDITION

 

 

ENERGY BULL

 

  • Battery technology: conventional lead acid
  • Parking bays per trip: 1-2
  • Frequency of use: occasionally/monthly
  • Power connection: 80% on mains - 20% battery
  • Solar charging module: rarely used 
  • Holiday duration: weekends, max. 1-2 weeks 
  • Energy requirements: standard equipment – low energy requirement 
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 270 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 10-12 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

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SILVER EDITION

 

 

TRACTION BULL BLOC AGM

 

  • Battery technology: AGM (deep-cycle)
  • Parking bays per trip: 3-6
  • Frequency of use: weekly/daily
  • Power connection: 30% on mains - 70% battery
  • Solar charging module: often used, (almost) always in use
  • Duration of holiday: approx. 3-6 weeks
  • Energy requirement: additional equipment – high energy requirement
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 680 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 8-10 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

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GOLD EDITION

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TRACTION BULL BLOC GEL

 

  • Battery technology: Gel (deep-cycle)
  • Parking bays per trip: approx. 6 plus
  • Frequency of use: weekly/daily
  • Power connection: 10% on mains - 90% battery
  • Solar charging module: always used
  • Duration of holiday: approx. 6 weeks plus
  • Energy requirements: max. additional equipment - maximum energy requirement
  • Approx. number of cycles: up to 980 (50% discharge depth)
  • Charging time: approx. 8-10 hours (average when using Accucharger 10A/12V)

 

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Good to know. 

A motor home almost always uses a combination of starter batteries for starting the engine and long-term discharge batteries for supplying all additional electrical/electronic consumers (e.g. lights, fridge, entertainment system, etc.).

 

Please note: Despite a higher purchase price, a battery with higher cycle stability can pay off over its lifetime, but this always depends on the particular application. In addition, buyers can save on costs for often complex installation and removal including new purchase and transportation.  

 

Banner tip: When operating 230 V appliances (e.g. hairdryer, kettle or coffee maker) via an inverter, add another approx. 15% to the wattage because this is how much energy is lost when the inverter is operated. An inverter (also called a power inverter or rotary converter) is an electrical device that converts direct current into alternating current.