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Will Two 6 Volt Deep Cycle Batteries Be Able To Start My RV's Generator?

by Wes

I have read your comments on the use of regular and deep cycle batteries for 5th wheel campers. You state that true deep cycle batteries work best for long slow current draws but not for starting.

I have a 2006 Raptor with an on board 5500 kw generator. I like using the batteries for convenience and quietness, but when I need the AC or TV, it's going to need the generator. Would the true deep cycle batteries work to start the generator and if so, how would it affect the life of the batteries?

Thanks Wes

ANSWER: Greetings Wes thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

The simple answer to your question is that your generator will start just fine using two 6 volt Deep Cycle Batteries. The starting procedure will not hurt the generator or affect the life of the batteries. The starters on generators do not draw near as much juice as a starter on a vehicle does.

A generator will start whether you use Deep Cycle Batteries or a standard 12 volt Car Battery.

I hope this answers your question.

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