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Old 03-10-2013
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Re: Battery life short? What to check?

All of the batteries in the same charging source should be of the same type. The reason is that AGMs and GEL and wet-cell batteries have different charging acceptance at different voltages. Mixing GEL and AGM (which is what you have done) will lead to shorter life of one or both.

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