Bass Pro Shops XPS Power Series 12-Volt Marine Deep-Cycle 175 Battery
I wanted to get a better battery to go with my Renogy 50 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit and just purchased a Bass Pro Shops XPS Power Series 12-Volt Marine Deep-Cycle 175 Battery from Cabela's. There is some missing and conflicting information and I was hoping you could help me better understand so I do not trash this battery.
First, what kind of battery is this? The label and product description are lacking details. I know it is flooded and a deep cycle, but that is about it.
Second, under the product questions section of the product page, Bass Pro Shops representatives indicate this battery will periodically need to be refilled with distilled water. However, I do not see the traditional caps on the battery, or see where water would go in. Does this truly need water?
Third, I "upgraded" to a PowMr Solar Charge Controller 20 amp and the default battery type is 601. Is this the correct setting for my new battery? Of course, the instructions are crap on this thing.
Thank you in advance for your time and guidance.