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02-07-2013 01:17 PM
TwoD83
AGM Mounting positions

When I said 'close to what I was thinking' I just meant the position of the battery. Can you mount one that way in a box? Also, is there anywhere to get a copy of ABYC standards without paying a ridiculous amount?

The previous batteries were wet cells stuffed in a compartment (not 'mounted' at all), with a charger set for AGM batteries, and the previous owner had never added any water to them! They had to go! The electrical system was the most ridiculous and dangerous rats nest of wiring I'd ever seen. It was scary! I ripped out all the old wiring and built a new panel. I'm now working on rewiring with the correct cable to the correct points with properly cared for batteries. And some upgrades while I'm at it!
02-07-2013 08:31 AM
Maine Sail
Re: AGM Mounting positions

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Originally Posted by boatpoker View Post
See any problems with this installation

Ouch......
02-07-2013 08:10 AM
boatpoker
Re: AGM Mounting positions

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Originally Posted by TwoD83 View Post
That's actually close to what I was thinking. How is the battery supported? I see the straps, anything special supporting the weight?
Nothing supporting the weight. The cheap plastic strap holding the battery in place had torn free and it wouldn't take much of a bump for the battery terminals to contact the inverter ....... BANG !

Neither AGM nor GEL's are exempt from ABYC battery installation standards which although not mandatory make a lot of sense. eg. batteries much be in a box or tray resistant to spilled electrolyte. Even AGM's can split .....
02-07-2013 04:14 AM
TwoD83
AGM Mounting positions

That's actually close to what I was thinking. How is the battery supported? I see the straps, anything special supporting the weight?
02-06-2013 10:48 PM
boatpoker
Re: AGM Mounting positions

See any problems with this installation
02-06-2013 09:21 PM
TwoD83
AGM Mounting positions

I got some rather large (Group 8D) AGM batteries for a song. I'm re-wiring the whole boat, which allows me to put them wherever I want and their size won't allow me to put them where the old ones were. Just wanted to see what my options were.
01-30-2013 08:09 PM
chef2sail
Re: AGM Mounting positions

We have two of our 6 6Volt AGM on their side with no problem over 5 years now. No difficulties
01-30-2013 02:08 PM
Plumbean
Re: AGM Mounting positions

I have them installed on their side. No complaints.
01-29-2013 10:28 PM
Stumble
Re: AGM Mounting positions

Not on a cruising boat, but I saw a rack of them installed SoR a solar array where they were stacked on their side with the 'top' facing out. This was so all the connections were easy to service and inspect.

They worked fine, though I have doubts about AGM's for solar as well as on a boat.
01-29-2013 06:48 PM
btrayfors
Re: AGM Mounting positions

Upside down is good :-)

Seriously, you can install them in any position you like. I suppose the most used position other than upright is lying on their side.

Why do you wanna install AGM's on that Cheoy Lee, anyway? All too often, they're the WORST option for a cruising vessel.

Bill
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