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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > SLA question
SLA question
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J. Barry
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 10
27th Nov 2018 18:16  
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I know this must seem a pretty dumb question to many if not most of you, but do SLA’s need to be upright? I have 12v 7ah and it doesn’t quite fit where I would like to install it!
Your thoughts would be appreciated; be kind now.......🤐

figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 505
27th Nov 2018 19:01  
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Hi J.Barry,

I run SLA's in my tugboats!
Yes, you can put them in any position!
They are sealed and there's no liquid in them.
The batteries are sealed electrolyte-tight, immune against installation attitude they are solid!

Cheers, Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 432
27th Nov 2018 19:15  
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Hi J Barry, most of my larger boats use 12v 7ah sla's I have even used them laying flat and as ballast. Never had a problem with them at any angle. Hope this helps you.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2481
27th Nov 2018 19:25  
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Exactamente Ed & Colin (How's the k-nee!?)👍👍
BTW; got the brush-gear sorted on your motor, it's running sweetly now 😉


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 432
27th Nov 2018 19:43  
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New knee is healing slowly, but getting better each time I use it, staples coming out Friday. As soon as I can kneel again I will be back sailing again. Great news about the motor Doug.
Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
figtree7nts
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 505
27th Nov 2018 20:05  
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Hi Colin,

Get well soon!
So that you may be able to go sailing.
This coming Summer!

Cheers, Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
reilly4
(Admiral)





Forum Posts: 41
28th Nov 2018 04:30  
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Hi J.Barry,
You can use the SLA batteries in any position but if they are laid on their side the weight is not evenly distributed. Most of the weight is in the lower section of the battery (when vertical), so if you lay one sideways in your boat you need to move it so that the weight is even, especially if you put one on the centreline of the boat (say over the keel). You can test this outside of the boat.

J. Barry
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 10
28th Nov 2018 15:35  
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Many thanks for your reply; much appreciated!