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Choosing the best 110AH leisure battery isn't always easy - and if you're ever had an issue with your 110 leisure battery in your caravan, it's important to understand what to look for.
Particularly if you're new to leisure batteries or camping, the performance ratings and power metrics might not make much sense!
There are ways to prolong the life cycle of a typical 110 amp hour leisure battery and ensure that whichever unit you pick it's designed specifically for your requirements.
The '110' reading is a standard for most 110 AH leisure battery units and refers to the period your battery can provide a steady flow of power to run lights, appliances and fixtures.
All the conventional facilities inside a caravan or a motorhome will be 12V equipment.
Therefore an 110 AH leisure battery is designed to deliver the correct amount of energy without overloading the system or running flat too quickly.
There are different power ratings you might pick; a battery specification will vary depending on the relevant model:
Much depends on the number of appliances you use, how long you use them, and how much you're reliant on the 110 leisure battery - instead of camping in places with an electric hook-up to provide the bulk of the electricity required.
In short, no. 110 AH leisure battery units and car batteries work very differently and aren't interchangeable unless in an emergency.
You might use a 110 leisure battery in a crisis, but long-term usage isn't recommended since the method by which these batteries produce energy is not the same.
Car batteries provide bursts of energy, starting the car engine. 110 leisure battery models release lower energy levels but, over more time, to keep your appliances functioning.
Batteries built for cars are also made differently, with thinner plates and specific separators that can't cope with extended periods of use or deliver lower energy levels.
Most of the 110 leisure battery units on the market are lead-acid models, varying depending on whether you need a standard start battery, a leisure battery or an advanced performance model.
Alternatives include gel batteries, primarily used in quad bikes or jet skis, with the gel acting as a safety feature to avoid corrosive liquids from leaking in the event of a crash.
AGM batteries are also a possibility, although they tend to be expensive and incorporate compressed glass fibres inside each cell.
Our Snappy Start maintenance-free 110 leisure battery models combine the best of both worlds with a sealed, leak-proof unit, a four-year professional warranty and advanced performance properties.
A decent 110 AH leisure battery is essential to keep all your 12V appliances running properly.
However, you can also benefit from a quality 110 AH leisure battery even if you aren't relying on your battery to keep the lights on!
110 leisure battery units have a secondary function, which regulates the power supply when you're using an electric hook-up as a safety precaution and to avoid overheating or power surges.
We recommend several steps to ensure your 110 AH leisure battery is handled and stored safely.
Although Snappy Start batteries are zero-maintenance and fully sealed, acid remains a corrosive substance that you should always manage with care.
Make sure your 110 amp hour leisure battery is always secure, properly mounted, and aligned with cables or vents as required.
Good clamps are also important to connect your battery and safeguard against sparks from occurring and causing a potential fire risk.
Note that crocodile clips are not a recommended connector for a long-standing connection.
Maintenance is key to keeping your 110 amp hour leisure battery functioning perfectly:
Finally, your charger needs to have the right capacity, and the charger output must be at least 10% of the power of your 110 leisure battery.
Unsure which 110 AH leisure battery to buy, or which model will show you the remaining charge?
The list below shows you possible meter readings and a guide on how full the battery is likely to be.
Before checking the charge on your 110 leisure battery, you should ensure all appliances are turned off (including fridges, lights and clocks).
Remove the negative terminal when disconnecting, and don't allow anybody to smoke nearby.
It would be best to avoid using the battery for four hours before each test to provide an accurate reading.
There are multiple 110 leisure battery products on the market, so it's important to understand some of the features and properties that will impact the ideal model for you.
It's also worth understanding the environmental scenarios that could mean your battery lasts less time or loses charge more quickly.
Below the Snappy Start team has answered some of the frequently asked questions about the features to look for in a 110 AH leisure battery.
If you're ever noticed that your leisure battery smells a little like rotting eggs, it means you are overcharging.
Batteries that emit an odour or feel hot to the touch should immediately be disconnected because the gases produced can be flammable.
Don't disconnect the battery directly from the charger since the spark could cause a fire. Rather, turn off the mains and then remove the plug.
The best way to verify the features and accessories included with your leisure battery is to read the production specification carefully.
Most 110 leisure battery models don't come with a charger, and you'll usually need one to use at home since the in-built charging point in a caravan is there for top-ups, not for full recharges in between trips.
The Verified Leisure Battery Scheme was introduced in 2016, setting out guidelines about how leisure batteries are sold and advising on the minimum standards to comply with National Caravan Council requirements.
Specialist leisure battery retailers such as Snappy Start sell fully specified models with full usage instructions and directions about each model's power, voltage, cycle count, size, terminal layout, and CCA.
However, many 110 leisure battery brands sold in regular automotive shops were not suitable for ongoing use and were instead starter batteries (more similar to those you find in cars).
The NCC created the standards to set out guidelines for the features required to produce a 110 AH leisure battery designed for campervans, caravans and motorhomes.
There are three categories of leisure batteries.
If you need any assistance choosing the best 110AH leisure battery for your caravan or understanding the differences between voltage, Amperage hours or any other aspect, please contact the Snappy Start team.
Alternatively, you can browse our 110 leisure battery catalogue for detailed specifications or read our knowledge guides to help you make an informed purchase.
|Battery Code||100/110 Leisure Battery|
|Technology||WET (Lead Acid)|
|No. of Cycles||150+|
|Power Capacity (c20)||100 ah|
|Capacity (c100)||110 ah|
|CCA (cold cranking amps)||850 cca|
|Weight (kg)||24.5 kg|
|Length (mm)||353 mm|
|Width (mm)||175 mm|
|Height (mm)||175 mm|
|Recommended Charge Rate (AH)||7.4 ah|
|Terminal Layout||(+) on right side|