Marine cranking amps

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by spahlinger85, May 12, 2014.

  1. spahlinger85

    spahlinger85 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Recently purchased a 2002 merc 25hp
    The manufacturer recomend a 465marine cranking amp battery
    The group 24 deep cycle at Walmart is 690 marine cranking amps. Can I use a battery with more MCA's then recomended?
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Yes. The number of amps is to get the starter to spin the engine at such a speed to fire the engine. If it is too low then there will be undue stress on the starter.

    Once I forgot I took the battery out of my boat and went fishing. Ended up taking the battery out of the truck and it was a 1,000 cca. Not nice to carry around a battery that heavy though.