Categories for Marine Batteries

Boat Battery Chargers That Charge Two or Three Batteries Separately

January 19, 2021 9:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your boat probably comes with more than one battery—a “house” battery for your on-board systems, and a battery or two to power your engine. After a day out on the water, your boat batteries will need to be recharged, and sometimes those batteries have different charge types. Luckily, there are single boat battery chargers that can charge two or three batteries separately, so you don’t have to lug around extra equipment. Here’s what you need to know about chargers for multiple boat batteries in Houston, TX. What kind of charger do I need? Your charger size depends on the size... View Article

How to Connect Three Batteries to a Boat

January 5, 2021 9:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Having backup batteries available on your boat is important—but how do you connect and switch between them? Generally, you don’t want to drain power from more than one battery at once, depending on what they’re connected to and how long you’ll use them. Therefore, you’ll need to use a battery switch. Here’s how to connect three batteries to a boat in Houston, TX, and how to use the battery switch to select your power source. What is a battery switch and why would I need one? Battery switches allow you to choose which battery you’re using, which comes in handy... View Article

Autumn Marine Battery Preparation

September 1, 2020 11:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At the moment, the warm waters around the Gulf of Mexico invite boaters of all ages out onto the water for a relaxing day at sea. There’s nothing more relaxing than a day on the ocean in southeast Texas—anyone lucky enough to own a boat in the area understands that. Of course, if you want to keep the good times rolling for years to come, you’ll need to make sure your boat is prepared for the rigors of the offseason. That’s right, it’s time to prep your boat for the winter, and that means it’s time for cold weather battery... View Article

Tips for Picking the Right Marine Battery

August 12, 2020 10:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Figuring out how to pick the right marine battery in Houston, TX is important to the functionality of your boat. Unlike other appliances, marine batteries aren’t one size fits all—you need to choose the right type, size and construction in order to power your boat. You can always ask the team at Texford Battery Co. to help, but if you’re interested in learning why your boat requires a certain type, read on for a basic overview. What do you need the battery for? The first thing to do when choosing a new battery is to determine its purpose—do you just... View Article

Is a Special Charger Required for Deep Cycle Marine Batteries?

July 29, 2020 10:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re often asked whether you need a special charger for a deep cycle marine battery in Houston, TX. The answer is no—however, proper charging is very important to ensure both a long life as well as avoid damaging the battery. What is a marine battery? Marine batteries, as the name suggests, are batteries specifically designed for use in boats and other watercraft. There are three main types of marine batteries: starting batteries (which provide quick bursts of power for short periods of time), deep cycle batteries (which discharge slowly over longer periods) and dual-purpose (which combine the benefits of the... View Article