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Truck batteries are rated in cold cranking amps (CCA) and cranking amps (CA). Due to the mild climate in San Diego, the cranking amps of a truck battery, (CA) at 32 degrees F is more relevant to San Diego battery buyers.
Another tip for selecting a battery is to select one with the highest reserve capacity you can afford.
Reserve capacity (RC) is the number of minutes a battery can maintain a useful voltage under a 25 ampere discharge. The higher the RC minute rating, the greater the truck battery’s ability to run lights, pumps, inverters, and electronics for a longer period before recharging is necessary. Note, Reserve Capacity is difficult and costly to engineer into a battery and requires higher quality cell materials.
Important Truck Battery Definitions:
BATTERY CYCLE LIFE
What is battery cycle life?
One battery cycle life is a discharge from full charge to full discharge and a return to full charge again. The total number of cycles a battery can perform before failure is called its Cycle Life.