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Survivor 06-23-2010 05:19 PM

Maint. charger for deep cycle
 
I bought a maint charger for my deep cell battery and hooked it up. I'm at 12.66. however when I read the instructions after word (yah I'm a guy) It said "Not recommended for deep cell batteries". Does anyone know why that may be?

Harris

mdbee 06-23-2010 10:35 PM

possibly they are referring to the older "gel batteries" which should not be fast charged or over heated damages the gel). The newer "AGM" batteries should work fine.

There has always been a lot of confusion about "gel", "maintenance free" and the newer "AGM" (advanced glass mat). They are all different.

Capnblu 06-24-2010 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Survivor (Post 616217)
I bought a maint charger for my deep cell battery and hooked it up. I'm at 12.66. however when I read the instructions after word (yah I'm a guy) It said "Not recommended for deep cell batteries". Does anyone know why that may be?

Harris

I would say, cause it's probably been determined or possibly proven by others that it ISN'T A GOOD IDEA! :laugher

sailingdog 06-24-2010 09:42 PM

not sure what a "DEEP CELL" battery. Did they mean DEEP CYCLE? It would help if you said what make/model charger you have.

danielhenry31 06-24-2010 11:54 PM

Well I don't have much idea about the deep cell batteries because I m looking for the same information.I m now thinking to have the solar charger for it.I think that may be a good option.

mdbee 06-25-2010 12:00 AM

Yep
 
Could have been lost in translation.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 616636)
not sure what a "DEEP CELL" battery. Did they mean DEEP CYCLE? It would help if you said what make/model charger you have.



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