The use of Deep Cycle batteries?

Is there any rule about using a deep cycle batteries over the normal battery?

None of the battery rules explicitly disallow deep-cycle batteries. If you can find one that meets the six requirements listed in R601 (which is likely going to be a challenge), and can provide documentation to the inspector, then it would be legal.

However, I don’t see why you’d want to use one. Generally, deep cycle batteries are designed for a low current over a long period of time- the exact opposite of an FRC match.

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From what I’ve read on here, FRC pushes the limits on how much sustained current the batteries can provide before they start to get damaged. As it is, there’s a reason why good batteries last are only healthy for 2 seasons, tops.

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Thanks for the info.

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