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    Tailgate Generators - Deep Cycle Battery Option

    I have been reading up on some older forums on the debate between tailgate generators vs. the deep cycle marine battery use. I am currently debating which path to go...

    Last season I invested in this Duracell Powerpack.

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CF0Q8wIwAA

    I didn't want to spend the coin on a generator, since the only use if for my stereo receive. If I purchased a deep cycle marine battery and hooked it up to this powerpack...would it last longer? I got about 2-3hrs of play time before the powerpack would be drained...any help/advice would help.

    Also understand that the generator is probably the best way to go, but I don't really feel like 1,000+ bucks is worth it.



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    Re: Tailgate Generators - Deep Cycle Battery Option

    Quote Originally Posted by MSPClone210 View Post
    I have been reading up on some older forums on the debate between tailgate generators vs. the deep cycle marine battery use. I am currently debating which path to go...

    Last season I invested in this Duracell Powerpack.

    https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CF0Q8wIwAA

    I didn't want to spend the coin on a generator, since the only use if for my stereo receive. If I purchased a deep cycle marine battery and hooked it up to this powerpack...would it last longer? I got about 2-3hrs of play time before the powerpack would be drained...any help/advice would help.

    Also understand that the generator is probably the best way to go, but I don't really feel like 1,000+ bucks is worth it.
    If it's just for a stereo I would guess about 5-8 hours depending on the size. I built a cooler stereo this summer and run a size 24 deep cell. Its a 240 watt stereo and drives a couple of 6x9s. It will last around 6 hours on a charge. And that isn't running the battery dry, its just running it down to 12.2 volts or 50%. Draining the deep cycle completely will ruin it if done too often. I would guess it would last for over 12 hours if I discharged it all the way down to 11.8



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    Re: Tailgate Generators - Deep Cycle Battery Option

    5-8 of additional hours would be great!

    Anyone else have any experience with the deep cycle batteries? If so, let me know how you set yours up



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    Re: Tailgate Generators - Deep Cycle Battery Option

    Just build one of these and use your phone or MP3 player for tunes. 16 hours of pure joy!
    1 deep cycle 1 amp speakers xover and you are set. Or really simple math to calculate how many amps your receiver draws. But the cooler is way more fun.


    Last edited by EJ4CY; 08-21-2013 at 09:20 PM.

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