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

Part No. M24-3 Warranty  

Fit of this part varies by vehicle & equipment specs Type of Fit

Autocraft Marine starting batteries deliver cranking power to start your boat engine time and time again.

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
 
4.5

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (41)
  • Improves performance (19)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat (22)
    • RV (19)
    • Truck (5)
    • Car (4)
    • Boat starting battery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (25), Casual driver (24), Mechanic (17), Truck enthusiast (10), 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

     

    NOT A DEEP CYCLE BATTERY as web claims

    I purchased this battery because it was described on the website as a Deep Cycle battery incorrectly. This is a starting battery. The descriptions are inconsistent depending on where you are in the online...Read complete review

    I purchased this battery because it was described on the website as a Deep Cycle battery incorrectly. This is a starting battery. The descriptions are inconsistent depending on where you are in the online purchasing process. Please fix and buyer beware.

    Reviewed by 120 customers

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    1.0

    Neveeragain

    By oneviper

    from Washington, MO

    About Me Mechanic

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Poor Value

      Best Uses

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

        Bought this Battery M24-3 on Aug 2013 and stored it on a charger all winter. Put it back in the boat and used it 8 times and now it is BAD, Nov 6 2014. Never buy one again.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dead after 23 months

        By LGH

        from Rockford Michigan

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

        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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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Boat Battery

        By Boater

        from Greenwood Lake NJ

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

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

        Had little to no charge so I got it same day I ordered on-line (with Coupon) but couldn't use same day. It had a Manufacture sticker date of last year. 2 year warranty, last one went in 28 months

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Jim

        from South Carolina

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • RV

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

          Excellent product and would recommend to friends.

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          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Performs as expected

          By Old Dog

          from Erie, PA

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boat Starter Battery

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

            Recently replaced 7 year old starting batteries. Plenty of cranking power for small block Chevys. No cons yet.

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            (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Just right for the job

            By Captain Eric

            from palmetto, Fl

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy installation
            • Great Performance

            Cons

            • Not Maintainance Free

            Best Uses

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

              I purchased on line & picked up at the store. This battery starts the diesel engine without hesitation. Great value for the money.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good battery for the money

              By Jack

              from Greensburg Pa

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lots Of Cranking Power

              Cons

              • Was Not Fully Charged

              Best Uses

              • Starting Boat Engines

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

              It works well but had to fully charge the battery before I installed it as it was a little low after sitting on the shelf. Had enough charge to turn the engines over easily, but I just wanted to start out the boating season with a full charge.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy again

              By tjp

              from corinth ms

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Start My 200 Hp Merc Good

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  great

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                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  does the job

                  By Dutch

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Sportsman, Truck Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Quality At A Good Price

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                    Installed this in my 21' boat for the starting and acc. battery, has plenty of power and does the job

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                    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent battery, works fine

                    By drtoom

                    from worcester MA

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Starts Every Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Car
                      • Truck

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

                      Battery works as it is supposed to. Longevity and durability are still to be determined.

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                      43 Questions | 43 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        What are the physical dimensions of this battery?
                        Asked on 9/15/2014 by Mark from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Mark, glad to assist you! This battery is 10.94 inches long, 8.7 inches high and 6.875 inches wide.

                          Answered on 9/17/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        must this battery be kept on a maintainer when not in use; those inthe store shelf are not.Can they simply be recharged like the deep cycle
                        Asked on 9/1/2014 by DAVE from LANSING. IL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'd be happy to help you with that! No, you would not have to keep it hooked up to a battery maintainer. Both regular batteries and deep cycle batteries can be recharged when completely depleted. The difference is that fully discharging a deep cycle battery does not shorten the lifespan of the battery, whereas a regular battery will have it's lifespan shortened a little due to the complete discharge. If either battery just has a low charge and is not completely 'dead' then the recharge does not affect the lifespan on either.

                          Answered on 9/1/2014 by K from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Any issues in using this battery with my zero turn mower if I create a case to fit it?
                        Asked on 8/24/2014 by Greatdealsdan from North Carolina

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Greatdealsdan! As long as the mower has a 12-Volt electrical system any 12-volt battery will power the mower. A marine/rv starting battery should not be necessary for a mower. Most mowers utilize group size U1 batteries which are about 30 lbs lighter and will fit without modifications. It may be more cost effective to utilize a Lawn & Garden type battery for your mower.

                          Answered on 8/28/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Need battery for 5.0 Liter Mercruiser inboard boat engine. Is the 24M 800CCA Autocraft capable and compatible?
                        Asked on 7/18/2014 by DP from NC

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, DP! This battery should be capable of starting your 5.0L Mercruiser engine in your boat. More CCA than necessary will not harm anything, too little can cause premature battery failure.

                          Answered on 7/22/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What is the Amp/Hour rating of this battery?
                        Asked on 6/25/2014 by Michael from Southampton, MA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm glad to assist, Michael! The Amp Hour rating of this battery is 56.25 amp hours.

                          Answered on 6/27/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I need a battery for my 40lb thrust minn kota endure c2 motor for fishing. What 12 volt battery do I need. Tim
                        Asked on 6/14/2014 by tim from ohio

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                      • Q:

                        what is difference between a starting battery and a deep cycle battery ? can you use them together with a pasco switch and can the deep cycle battery be used for a starting battery ? I am using this hooked up to a 115 mercury . Joe
                        Asked on 4/23/2014 by joe from cambridge ,md

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Joe! A starting battery is designed to provide a very large amount of current for a short period of time. Starting batteries use thinner plates to achieve a large amount of current and are normally not discharged much more than 20% from starting as the charging system provides for the electrical needs while the engine is on.

                          A deep cycle battery is designed to provide a steady amount of current over a long period of time. They are designed to be deeply discharged and use thicker plates to provide the capacity to discharge so much and so often.

                          You could use a switched system to use a battery for starting and one for high drain. However, based on your description it doesn't sound as though it would be necessary as you don't mention a trolling motor. Your charging system should adequately recharge this Marine/RV Starting Battery. Running a radio and lights will be fine with a starting battery. If you have more equipment running or are trolling you would then need to consider a dual purpose battery or a dual battery setup.

                          Answered on 4/25/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I am working a senior design project and we have a motor that requires 12V and 80amps of currently for at least 2hrs of operation. Would this product be sufficient or is there one that you would reccomend? Thank you for your help.
                        Asked on 3/21/2014 by Rob from Auburn, AL

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes, Rob! This 24M battery is an ideal part for your project. It offers close to 80 amp hours and should be ideal for 2 hrs or more of operation.

                          Answered on 4/1/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        about how long would this run a 12 volt 1.5 million watt spot light..and a average radio and 6x9 speakers maybe a running light or 2 not all at once was thinking of using a 12volt lawnmower battery for the radio and another for the running lites and this one for the spotlight and a solar panel to charge them all dureing the day while campeing
                        Asked on 3/14/2014 by adam from leland north carolina

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Adam, I'm happy to help! The answer to your question is not simple as it requires the exact amp draw for each of the electrical appliance when used in concurrence. However I will help you with an approximate amp hour draw using the formula Amps = Watts/Volts. If all the three appliances draw a maximum amp of 20 amps (say - 8+5+7) then the watts would be 240. Using a 24 group battery with an amp hour rating of 80, you should get anywhere near 4 hrs of battery life. You may also check this link for your own calculation -

                          http://www.batterystuff.com/kb/tools/calculator-sizing-a-battery-to-a-load.html

                          Answered on 3/19/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        This is a starting battery but also says deep cycle correct? How would you charge it? do you need a deep cycle Battery charger?
                        Asked on 3/10/2014 by HOLLY DAZE from FLORIDA

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          I'm happy to help, Holly Daze! This battery is a marine and rv starting battery. For a marine deep cycle battery of the same group size Part No. 24DC-1 and Part No. 24DC-2 are what you would need. Deep cycle batteries can be charged like a normal battery at 6-12 amps. You can use a similar charger like the Autocraft 2/6 Amp 12/6-Volt Battery Charger/Maintainer - Part No. SE-82-6. Here is the link -

                          http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-2-6-amp-12-6-volt-battery-charger-maintainer-se-82-6/5570271-P

                          Answered on 3/11/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
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