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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.

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