Junk!!!!!!!!!!! I had them in a brand new triton they did not make it 2 yrs ... then they came in my new champion they did not make it the season. worst batteries ever..since I have had good luck with everstarts and diehards ..
Still have the original 3 Interstate deep cycle and cranking battery in my 2009. They are 3 1/2 years old and still going. Someone mentioned performing regular maintenance. This is a must on all batteries. I check my batteries every quarter. I still can run all day on the TM with heavy wind with no problems. My cranking battery still kicks over the 250 and runs my electronics/pumps with no issues but I have noticed it is draining down a little faster so planning on replacing soon with a 27 Pro ECL. I have had Interstate batteries in several of my boats and have never had any issues so with that track record I have no problem in replacing them with Interstate. Also I had my batteries checked a couple of months ago to see if they were about to die. They checked out good so my TM batteries get to stay another year.
2009 NITRO Z-9
2009 MERCURY 250 PRO XS
CASTAWAY RODS PRO STAFF
STATE FARM, Daniela Mead-Sponsor
LAKESIDE BOAT REPAIR FISHING TEAM
Ok, why do some fisherman have good luck with battery brands others say are junk ? Damaged in shipping, poor charging habits. You would think if a battery brand was inferior everyone would have the same failures.
SAMs club sells an AGM group 31 under the Duracell brand made by East Penn, makers of Deka, for $166 here in NY. I am torn between the Interstate Pro ECL and the Duracell. The Duracell weigh 8lbs more and have a little less RC, but I really like the AGM cranking battery I have, PM1.
I just returned from a guided fishing trip on Falcon lake. I fished with Jay Grieshaw. He has a 22 foot Ranger with a 250 SHO, fully rigged with a 101 Terrova and three guys on it.
We had 30+ mph winds our second day. He used spot lock on all of the deep ledges we were fishing all day long. I was with my buddy who is also a guide and we were both blown away by the power and reserve of his batteries in that wind with that size of a boat.
He was running Power Patrol AGM SLA1185 batteries made by Interstate. He still had almost 50% power at the end of the day. I am telling you, I was amazed. My wet cells would have burnt out midway through the day in those type of conditions. He was running that motor at 80-100 percent to keep us on some of those spots.
I called my Interstate dealer when I got home to see if they were available and cost. He informed me that model was a introduced in 2007 and now replaced with DCM 0090. They retail for around 280 apiece. I just ordered three of them for my boat. I am sick and tired of messing with wetcells. I hope they are as good as Jays batteries. Like I said, I wouldnt of believed it if I didnt experiece it.
used nothing but interstate. have had them for years in my boats, trollers has lasted for over 5 years of every weekend fishing i have had a interstate in my pickup it's over 10 yrs old and it's finally starting to slow down. i am sure there are lots of good ones until i have a bad one i will use INTERSTATE>
I used to use Interstates and I noticed if you keep them plugged in 24/7 Keep your eye on the water levels, they go through water faster than most other brands I've used. I use Trojans for my T Motor and Sears PM-1 for my cranking now. More expensive but they are dependable.