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Re: Battery recommendation for Crealock 34

Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post

If you had an additional 1" - 1.5" of height you could even fit two Lifeline 6V L-16's which would also yield 400Ah.
The Lifeline is only an inch taller than the Rolls so they would work. I've been shying away from AGM batteries after I read an interesting article that claimed that AGM batteries charge no faster than a lead acid battery unless you have the amps to drive it.

Apparently since the acceptance rate is so high with AGM, you really need a 200 + amp alternator to really take advantage of the charge speed. Otherwise you're wasting your money on high-end batteries you really can't take advantage of.


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