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AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA

Part No. M24-3 Warranty Details  
$89.99
Core Charge: $20.00
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Autocraft Marine starting batteries deliver cranking power to start your boat engine time and time again. PLUS, let us recycle your old battery for FREE.Order your Autocraft Marine battery replacement today. Enjoy reliable starting power with no maintenance. You can also shop Advance Auto Parts for Marine Oil, Filters and Spark Plugs.

Product Features:
  • Starting power meets or exceeds original equipment specifications
  • Patented grid manufacturing provides optimized electrical flow to start your engine
  • Patented technology delivers grid corrosion resistance and extended battery life
  • Corrosion resistant terminals offer ability to quickly connect and disconnect accessories
  • Handle for easy carrying and installation
  • 1 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Lead Acid
BCI Group Size:24
Cold Cranking Amps:800 amps
Cranking Amps:1000 amps
Deep Cycle/Starting:Starting
Height:8 11/16 in
Length:10 15/16 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:135 min
Terminal Type:Combination Auto / Stud Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:45 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in

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AutoCraft Marine/ RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA
 
4.4

(based on 135 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (43)
  • Improves performance (22)
  • Versatile (17)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Improves comfort (3)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)
  • Poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Boat (27)
  • RV (22)
  • Truck (6)
  • Car (4)
  • Boat starting battery (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (29), Auto enthusiast (27), Mechanic (19), Truck enthusiast (11), Avid boater (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

an excellent marine battery with 1000mca

I installed this battery in a Actioncraft/Coastal Bay sportfishing boat with a 175 hp Evinrude
O/B motor. In addition, I need 12 volt battery power for a VHF radio, Lowrance...Read complete review

I installed this battery in a Actioncraft/Coastal Bay sportfishing boat with a 175 hp Evinrude
O/B motor. In addition, I need 12 volt battery power for a VHF radio, Lowrance GPS/fishfinder,
Power Pole, livewell pumps, etc....and then to have power to start the O/B several time during the day to move to another fishing spot.
With a 1000 marine cranking amps and 800 cold cranking amps this battery has the power I need.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dead after 23 months

Battery used on 60hp tiller for starting. If motor sat for more than 2 months, charge level decreased below 50% charge. After 23 months, battery was junk. Advance Auto told me nothing...Read complete review

Battery used on 60hp tiller for starting. If motor sat for more than 2 months, charge level decreased below 50% charge. After 23 months, battery was junk. Advance Auto told me nothing could be done after 1 year of use.

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3.0

Battery Works

By 

from NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • It Works Good Now

Cons

  • 1 Yr 3 Mo Old Off Shelf

Best Uses

    Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

    Battery works good, but only has 1 yr. Warranty and are sold from store with a 1 yr. 3 month old manufacture date. If this is the same date that Acid was put in Battery then the battery is already that old.

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    5.0

    good

    By 

    from richmond va.

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Improves Comfort
    • Improves Performance
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • RV

    Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

    good deal

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    5.0

    Good price on deep cycle battery!

    By 

    from Lynchburg Va

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comes With Ss Hardware

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • RV

    Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

    Good, high crank amp battery for good price with on-line discount

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    5.0

    great battery for the price

    By 

    from new york

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boat

      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

      Could not beat the price and last one lasted almost 4 years so just bought my second one...

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      5.0

      Worked perfectly

      By 

      from Hot Springs, AR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boat

          Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

          No problems

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          5.0

          Just what we needed.

          By 

          from Jay, NY

          About Me Wife Of Race Car Builder

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Race Car Trailer

            Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

            The job of the battery is to pull the race car into the trailer. First use will be this weekend.

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            5.0

            Great battery

            By 

            from Gainesville, Ga

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boat

                Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                Bought this battery for our boat with 4.3l mercruiser. Starts perfectly!

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                1.0

                Disposable battery, don't waste your $$$$

                By 

                from Virginia

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

                Level 1

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Paperwieght

                  Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                  Purchased battery online for local pickup for 4/19/2015. Battery was for project boat. First battery had sat on store shelf for a year and would not hold charge. Exchanged it a week later. Boat was never launched but engine was run 10-15hrs for maintanence. Boat was last started on 4/18/2016, and battery operated fine. Went to start it on 4/21/16, and battery would not turn engine over. Took it back to local store to have it checked out. Counter rep said it needed charge, and put it on their machine. Got a call an hour later stating that it needed to be replaced. Called AA corprorate, and they said that it was out of warranty by 2 days and that there was nothing they could do. They did offer 10% off a new battery. I maintain 8 vehicles and have spent an average of $150 a month with Advance Auto Parts. No more, I will take my business elsewhere.

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                  1.0

                  Lasted 12 months and 2 days. Buyer Beware!!!!

                  By 

                  from Virginia

                  Level 1

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boat you don't use, may be good for anchor?

                      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                      I purchased battery 4/19/2015 online, picked up local store same day. Boat is a projeft, never saw water, used maybe 10hr run time while situating motor. Started right up 4/17/2016.
                      Went to start motor today 4/21/2016, battery was low and cranked engine for 1 revolution. Pulled battery and took to store where picked up to be checked/charged. Received a call an hour later saying battery is shot and must be replaced. They cannot help as order placed online. Will update post when customer service is open.

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                      5.0

                      Great battery

                      By 

                      from Shawnee, Ok

                      About Me Avid Bass Fisherman

                      Pros

                      • Can Withstand Use

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Boat

                      Comments about AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA:

                      Installed this battery in a new bass boat with a 250 HP motor in October 2012. I use this boat 12 month a year. Still going strong after 3 years. I fish tournaments, so this battery also runs live well pumps, 2 lowrance depth finder, and other electronics on the boat.

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                      • Q:

                        Is this a good fit for a Merc 90HP 2cyl and operating a radio and fish finder or would a DC be better. Note: Rec CCA is 450. TU.
                        Asked on 6/23/2016 by ken from fl

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Ken, happy to help you! The AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. M24-3) is a starting battery engineered for marine / RV applications. If your existing battery does have the same specifications as in this battery, then you should be able to use it in your Mercury 90hp. Specifications: Battery Type: Lead Acid, BCI Group Size: 24, Cold Cranking Amps: 800 amps, Cranking Amps: 1000 amps, Deep Cycle/Starting: Starting, Height: 8 11/16 inches, Width: 6 7/8 inches, Length: 10 15/16 inches, Maintenance Free: Yes, Reserve Capacity: 135 mins, Terminal Type: Combination Auto / Stud Terminal, Voltage: 12 v, Weight: 45 lbs.

                          Answered on 6/24/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I purchased this battery in 2015. Everything I've read on this site indicates that it is a "sealed, maintenance-free" battery. But the caps on my battery are removable. Question: do I need to top off the fluid level in my battery or should I just leave that alone? If it needs filling, to what level should it be filled?
                        Asked on 5/24/2016 by John from Racine, WI

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi John, glad to assist you! If the battery is labeled as "maintenance free," it is not designed to be opened. Manufacturers advise that water cannot be added to these batteries, they simply need to be replaced if they stop working well.

                          Answered on 5/26/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What is the volume of electrolyte?
                        Asked on 2/23/2016 by EHS

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Is there a correlation between Ah and CCA? Is there a formula for calculating the CCA when the Amp hours is known or vice versa?
                        Asked on 2/15/2016 by Craig from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Craig, happy to help you! There is no direct correlation between CCA and amp-hours, because starting batteries are not designed for slow periods of deep discharge. Engine starting batteries are rated in cranking amps. The standard BCI CCA rating is at 0 degs. F (about -18C) whereas Marine Cranking Amps are at 32 degs. F (0 degs.C). Engine starting batteries are designed to provide a heavy surge current of as much as 200 amps for a period of 5-10 secs. Deep cycle batteries are generally rated in amp-hours at a C/20 discharge rate, which means 1/20 of the battery capacity for 20 hours until the battery reaches 1.75 volts per cell. Actual capacity will vary with temperature, the size of the load and the rate of discharge. A faster discharge rate or a heavy load which exceeds C/10 reduces the capacity much more quickly. In determining the battery capacity needed good engineering practice is to sum all equipment loads, times operating duty cycle in percent, times a 150 percent safety factor. Deep cycle batteries used in UPS and telecommunication applications are rated in reserve capacity, which is the number of minutes the battery will maintain a constant 25A load at 80 degs. F until voltage drops to 1.75 volts per cell. To provide an approximate conversion to amp-hours, multiply reserve capacity by 0.6. For Ex: A Group 30 Battery rated for 225 minutes RC approximates 135 amp-hours. Assuming a 20% SSB duty cycle, such a battery powers a 100watt HF rig for 12-hour duty shift in typical contest or net control operation including a 50% safety factor.

                          Answered on 2/16/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Does this battery have wing nut type connectors
                        Asked on 1/7/2016 by Jimmy from Georgia

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jimmy, glad to help you! The AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M, 800 CCA (Part No. M24-3) comes with combination auto/stud type terminal.

                          Answered on 1/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this a great battery to run my 1989 115hp mercury ?
                        Asked on 8/31/2015 by AP

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi AP, happy to help you! The AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. M24-3) is a starting battery engineered for marine / RV applications. If your existing battery does have the same specifications as in this battery, then you should be able to use it in your 1989 Mercury 115hp. Specifications: Battery Type: Lead Acid, BCI Group Size: 24, Cold Cranking Amps: 800 amps, Cranking Amps: 1000 amps, Deep Cycle/Starting: Starting, Height: 8 11/16 inches, Width: 6 7/8 inches, Length: 10 15/16 inches, Maintenance Free: Yes, Reserve Capacity: 135 mins, Terminal Type: Combination Auto / Stud Terminal, Voltage: 12 v, Weight: 45 lbs.

                          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        How much does this battery weigh?
                        Asked on 7/6/2015 by John

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi John, I'm glad to answer you! This AutoCraft Marine Battery - Part No. M24-3 weighs 45 lbs.

                          Answered on 7/6/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        will this battery withstand use in a rv for a period of time without a charge if so how long
                        Asked on 6/3/2015 by george from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Happy to help you with your question George! To answer honestly how long the battery will last will vary on the load on the battery. The battery does have a reserve capacity of 135 minutes, so it will put out 25 amps for that time until it drops below 10.5 volts, and the battery will need charging, so keep that in mind.

                          Answered on 6/6/2015 by Panda from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I'm confused. Autocraft sells different batteries of 12V, Size 24M -- one is a "Starting Battery" with 800 CCA, and the other is a "Deep Cycle Battery" with 550 CCA. But, in the comments for the starting battery, someone responds that all Autocraft marine batteries, including the starting battery, are deep cycle batteries. So, then, if the starting battery is a deep cycle, what's the difference between the two??
                        Asked on 5/7/2015 by JP from East Hampton, NY

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, JP! This AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Starting Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. M24-3) is not a deep cycle battery, it is a starting battery engineered for marine / RV applications. AutoCraft Marine / RV 12-Volt Deep Cycle Battery, Group Size 24M (Part No. 24DC-1) is a group size 24 deep cycle battery.

                          Answered on 5/9/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have a 5.0 Volvo engine on a inboard 21' runabout boat with a 2 amp and speaker system for loud music plays for long periods of time. My manual says do not use a deep cycle battery as a start battery because it will harm a EFI engine. Will this one work for me?
                        Asked on 3/14/2015 by Charles from Louisburg, NC

                        2 answers

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                          A:

                          Happy to answer your question Charles! If your manual advises you not to use a deep cycle battery then this battery will not work for you as our marine batteries are deep cycle battery. You may need to use a car starting battery to start the engine and a separate deep cycle battery for the speaker system.

                          Answered on 3/16/2015 by Panda from AAP
                        • A:

                          According to this battery's label it should work just fine because it is LABELED as a starting battery and NOT a deep cycle battery.Deep cycle batteries should be used for trolling motors and such.

                          Answered on 3/26/2015 by JimmyO from Camp Springs,KY
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