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.


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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