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If the starting battery is on a separate charging circuit from the deep cycle batteries, it should be relatively safe to use different battery types. The real danger of mixing battery types is from the different discharge/recharge rates and voltage levels—which can cause accelerated battery aging and may be a possible fire or explosion hazard.
That said, I do use AGM batteries for my starting batteries, and deep cycle batteries for my house bank. I would like to point out that I do have the batteries on separate circuits, and the two banks have separate charge controllers, set to different voltages, set for what is optimal for the different battery types.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 06-17-2006 at 08:08 PM.