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post #15 of Old 03-20-2013
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Re: AGM batteries

Maine...is this true?

•The higher charge efficiency of AGMs allows you to recharge with less energy: Flooded cells convert 15-20% of the electrical energy into heat instead of potential power. Gel-cells lose 10-16% but AGMs as little as 4%. The higher charge efficiency of AGMs can contribute to significant savings when it comes to the use of expensive renewable energy sources (wind generators, solar panels, etc.) as your charging system can be 15% smaller (or just charge faster).

I am not arguing with you about the use of AGM. There is a lot of misinformation printed then. I am able to get mine back up to 100% quickly, but eventually I will need to replace them, My 6 volt Lifelines are now 5 years old and going strong. Part of me using them is their inaccessability and that I have two laying on their sides.

This is not correct information then?

Battery Types: Flooded versus AGM and Gel


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