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Re: Battery location and venting.

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Start batteries never draw down much, so aren't the same as a house bank. AGMs will take almost whatever charge you can throw at them. After running the house bank down, they will burn out your alternator while recharging without adding a voltage regulator for starters. Even the charge voltage to keep them healthy is different.

I'm not the pro, I only know enough that the differences are significant.
You are thinking I was running the Red tops things from the automotive places. I run hawker odyessy batteries and they make drop in marine application batteries that are AGM and deep cycle.

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