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Re: Battery location and venting.

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
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.
I wasn't thinking any particular brand. Comments are the same either way.

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Re: Battery location and venting.

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I wasn't thinking any particular brand. Comments are the same either way.
I would agree with Minnie here. We have 6-6 volt AGM Lifelines as a house bank and a small blue top Odessey starting battery. AGM arent for everyone and the added price unless utilized properly will not be worth it. AGM require a seprate setting on a three way charger, can burn out an alternator without the proper regulator, and like to recharged back to 100% a lot to maintain their deep cycle life. KNnowing that most boats that do well with AGMs as house banks either have a fair amount of time at the shorepower charger, a good passive solar cell charge, or a high powered alternator to mainain this.

Keeping a deep discharged AGM battery bank charged to 100% is infinately more difficult that the samll charge you take out of an automotibve starting AGM battery.

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