I have just bought a standalone UPS for my pellet stove home heating system as we live in a rural area so we get a lot of blackouts. It's the type that you add a large deep cycle battery to externally.
If my understanding is correct, a leisure caravan, camper battery is a deep cycle battery for starting and auxiliary so it's okay to be regularly drained but not 100% though and should last a couple of years. But a true deep cycle usually sealed AGM battery is a high-end version that will be fine with many hundreds or thousands of cycles.
Firstly have I understood this correctly, the differences I mean? And my main question is would I be okay with a standard camper van leisure battery? If it is an open battery that requires hopping up, and my right that these give off fumes and should not be inside the house?
In this region, a 100 Ah Leisure battery is around €100 but the equivalent AGM or gel battery is €300.
It's intended to be used frequently but most of the time it will be short uses so it should only be drained 5 to 20% maximum if the power is off for a long period I would then use my inverter generator. Really appreciate the help and advice. Thank you.