Here I go, trying to learn something new about batteries.
I plan on adding a second battery to my system, (Basic riverboat).
The existing battery is only a year or so old and seems ok, it is a marine battery but not a deep cycle battery, its made by Exide and called a "starting battery".
Exide offers a deep cycle, a dual purpose and a starting battery, the question is, can I use a deep cycle with the starting battery?
I know the sytem will function as they are both 12 volt group 24 batteries.
I am wondering if because they are diffrent types, could that shorten the life of both batteries? I know in any dual battery situation both should be replaced at the same time, however if I can save a $ that would be ok.