Hey guys, just popped into this thread, noticed the hyperlink to the mega stereo thread.
It's important to add keywords to the title... for searching later and for flagging the interest of people who are interested.
enough blah blah blah lecturing about feywords..., I'm gonna find out what this thread's all about.
cheers. I've read the posts from matt and that's it.
I can say he's right about the battery. I've never heard of anyone buying the right gel-cell and being unhappy--- unless they have a crummy charger and cook the plates (been there done that).
Not only is the unsealed lead acid a hazard it's not designed for a long pull... more like a huge boost to the coil to start it. Gel-cells act more like trollling batteries... a fair amount of power for a long time, lots of deep cycles for extra amps.
I started all my gizmos with the cheap wal-mart motorcycle batteries and later found out why they died out so fast.. designed for a short power boost and then everything's run off magneto while the battery recharges... gel cells are made with different applications in mind.