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Old 01-22-2007, 06:40 AM
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you can over charge them, once you do they are junk
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:56 PM
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I have a set of AGM batteries from Cabelas and they are awesome. They didn't cost much more than regular batteries and they don't need any maintenance and can take the pounding lead-acid batteries can't. I have 2 group 24's and 2 group 27's and they run my ac overnight off an inverter. If you go to cabelas.com they even have packages for 2 batteries and an automatic charger, and the shipping is very reasonable. I highly recommend them.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:28 AM
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I had a Yellow top in my car when I had a stereo system, That battery was the ****. Without the car running, I had full power for close to an hour beating on the stereo! Plus it had more cranking power too!!! I still have my Yellow top, its probably going to be installed in the powerquest as a third battery for stereo.
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http://www.brailleauto.com/productca...17&idproduct=7

I have been looking into these for some time now.
Only 21lb's! 1300 ca $165E if you buy 3.
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I have the blue tops and i'am not impressed, they seem to go dead quickly.
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I have two Trojan AGM batteries that I purcahsed in lieu of the Optimas...they have been perfect to date (1.5 years now).
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http://www.brailleauto.com/productca...17&idproduct=7

I have been looking into these for some time now.
Only 21lb's! 1300 ca $165E if you buy 3.
look close at it cca is 550
the pulse cranking amps is over 1300 not sure I have seem that term before
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Your money is better spent buying a good standard lead acid battery and maintaining it correctly.

Try a DEKA, some of the best batteries from a materials and manufacturing point of view you can buy. In my business I buy a heck of a lot of batteries and we have standardized on DEKA.
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Your money is better spent buying a good standard lead acid battery and maintaining it correctly.

Try a DEKA, some of the best batteries from a materials and manufacturing point of view you can buy. In my business I buy a heck of a lot of batteries and we have standardized on DEKA.
I don't agree when i had regular lead acid batteries I was always adding water to them and they wouldn't last much longer than 1 year.

I have had the Cabelas AGM's for more than two years and they haven't needed anything. Both types were/ are on automatic chargers when the boat isn't in use.

Maybe if you are in a cooler climate it wouldn't be a big deal but with the heat here and year round use the lead acid batteries were a constant headache. Another plus to the AGM's is they don't have a vent and they can be mounted in any position.
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look close at it cca is 550
the pulse cranking amps is over 1300 not sure I have seem that term before
You should check out their website. There is alot of info on cold cranking amps. They rate test theirs down to 7.2volts where as the other manufacturer's 11.5volts. Thus the lower cca.
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