Marine Battery Boxes and Acid Containment Trays
Marine Batter Boxes are pretty self-explanatory; it’s a box in which you place the boat’s battery(ies) for protection from the elements and to protect the environment from the contents. Battery Boxes effectively collect electrolytes, allow for ventilation, prevent acid/fuel/salt/chemicals from entering or exiting the unit, and prevent the accidental contact of underground battery terminals.Not all boat battery boxes are created equally. The most economical battery boxes are lightweight injection molded plastic units with snap on lids. These units are completely functional and effective for their application. Unfortunately, they are also the most likely to eventually crack and require replacement.
The better battery boxes are rotationally molded plastic battery boxes. They will last you several more seasons than the injection molded models…in fact, I know of several that have been in service for nearly 20 years. For this reason, we highly recommend Todd Enterprises’s battery boxes, NOCO’s Commercial battery boxes, Blue Sea’s Battery Box, or Moeller’s Heavy Duty battery boxes.
For those wishing to go above and beyond the ordinary boat battery box, there are aluminum battery boxes. Sealed aluminum battery boxes are resistant to shock, vibration, and corrosion. The sealed design features an external vent tube to adequately vent acid vapors and is available with polished or unpolished finishes. A non-sealed aluminum battery box allows configuration of the battery box for multiple applications and cable runs; front, back, side, high, or low.
Battery Trays simply hold the batteries in place.