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Re: Realistic expectations for my house batteries

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Originally Posted by fallard View Post
My experience with AGMs (now 9 years old) is similar to chefís. Because of the charge retention, that means you donít have to remove them over the winter or periodically charge them during an extended haul-out. Since these things are heavy (~66 lbs for each of my 5 batteries) so leaving them in place is a real advantage over liquid cells.
That goes doubly for my 8A4D AGM's for my electric propulsion bank at 120 pounds each. Solar and a monthly charge over the winter seems to work well.

Mike
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