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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM
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What's a pm1?
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Sorry - the PM1 is the big Diehard that Sears sells, the group 31. My best guess is that PM is "platinum marine."
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I was going to get the 34.
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I debated the two and went with the 31 because I have a winch, fridge, etc. It's huge, and heavy. I would think the 34 would be plenty of battery unless you have high draw accessories that see frequent and sustained use. The additional accessory posts are handy too.

They were on sale (10% off I think) earlier this week but I was too slow...
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Can you get 10% if you open a sears card?
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Probably but there has to be an easier way.
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Probably but there has to be an easier way.

Like getting a job there to get the employees discount?
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Sorry - the PM1 is the big Diehard that Sears sells, the group 31. My best guess is that PM is "platinum marine."
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I was going to get the 34.
My two Diehard PM1 were dead yesterday in my defender. (I have a dual battery setup) Today I took them out and had Sears test them. One was completely dead and the other just needed to be recharged. I had 22 days left on my 4 year warranty. Now I have a new battery with 4 more years of warranty. Awesome timing!
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I looked at the 31, it is indeed BIG. The guy at sears said a guy came in the day before me and bought 4 group 31's. I ended up with the Group 34, it has the smaller posts on top which are really nice. It seems to be a very powerful battery.
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Couple questions for the battery gods...

1. Will dual Diehard 31's fit in the battery box?
2. Marine or standard version better? I'm assuming Marine is deep discharge and should not be the primary?
3. Side posts or not?
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I had 22 days left on my 4 year warranty. Now I have a new battery with 4 more years of warranty.
Read the fine print on your paperwork. I'd be surprised if you have another 4 years.

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Couple questions for the battery gods...

2. Marine or standard version better? I'm assuming Marine is deep discharge and should not be the primary?
3. Side posts or not?
2. Correct
3. Depends on the brand of battery. Odyssey and Platinum (maybe some others like Exide), it's your choice. Many battery side posts are ok for starting and small long term loads, but for a winch side posts can't carry the loads needed, with the above exceptions.
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Cleansing my ignorance

Please elaborate:

2. Marine or standard version better? I'm assuming Marine is deep discharge and should not be the primary?

2. Correct


Is this due to the CCA only? I'm trying to figure out if whether living in a temperate climate (rarely below 45-50F or above 100F) and doing mostly daily short (5-15 mile) trips a deep cycle may actually function better for me... or if I should return to Sears with my tail between my legs. (I've been doing that a lot lately)

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You can use a deep cell as a start battery no problemo. The deep cell will have a lower CCA rating due to the fact that it is designed to release energy at a fairly steady rate over a long period of time. That doesn't mean it can't start your engine. It can and will also last longer than a start battery. The starting battery has more open mesh on the plates so that there is a lot of surface area. It can release it's full charge rate quickly but will peter out way before the deep cell will.
BTW, a Group24 has the same footprint as a Group 34 but is BIGGER. The Group number does not correlate to size in that way. There are far more choices in a Group 24 than a 34.
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The battery in my forklift would be the perfect battery for the overlanding douche if it weren't 36 volts







and it only weigh 2100lbs
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You can use a deep cell as a start battery no problemo.
Yeah, you're right.
I shouldn't post when I'm in a hurry to complete it so I can eat dinner.
What I had in mind was that for a given size the deep cycle will typically have lower CCA, as you stated, and that may or may not matter.
The longest life I've ever gotten from a battery was close to 10 years from a Sears deep cycle in my Lightweight.
I chose it because I only had one battery and used a winch a good bit.

I can't remember for sure if it's all of them, but many of the Enersys batteries (Diehard Platinum and Odyssey) starting batteries have a larger "deep cycle" capability than your typical starting battery.
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Reviving an old thread.
Is there any reason to NOT get a Diehard Marine Battery and get a conventional battery instead? I like the spare posts for tying in a separate fuse panel for accessories.
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The DieHard Platinums are not what they used to be. Get an Odyssey.
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