s/v Tiger Lily
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Washington, DC - Annapolis
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Re: AGM Battery Upgrade and Charger
One vendor at the Annapolis sailboat show said that a 5w solar trickle charger would fry an AGM due to overcharging. Another said I should use one.
Deka (the battery manufacturer) was at the show and agreed that I might need to change the shore charger, but mentioned using a solar charger.
Another solar panel dealer ironically said that my 14 ah load was pretty low and that I may not need a solar charger.
An alternator dealer said that I might need to replace my alternator with theirs.
Lastly, I met a couple in their early 80's, twice my age, that just finished sailing around the world for three years. And then I realized I really don't know anything.
Severna Park, MD
Pearson 35 - s/v Tiger Lily
Last edited by dvuyxx; 10-06-2012 at 07:56 AM.