What agm battery are you running

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What agm battery are you running

Post by the big one » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:41 am

Hey guys looking at upgrading my optima battery as it doesn't have enough AH to run my Minn kota for a long period when the wind is up.

Im tossing between the century agm 105ah
Or the power crank agm 110ah .

Has anyone ran them and do they last. Or what type of battery are you running and how long have you had it for.
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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by dook » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:47 am

Odyssey batteries have a big rep in the USA bass market. There is an Aussie distributor but I don't know who sells them up north.

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Post by trent » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:35 am

In and outboard sell agm 130amp hr, unsure of the brand but seen them the other day when i was in there, had mine for 4 years no issues, i also run a 12V charging system which keeps it charged and in good condition

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by ronje » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:34 am

Whatever you decide to get make sure that its a REAL deep cycle battery.

Mostly the ones on offer to unsuspecting users are simply cranking or marine (hybrid type) batteries.

If the battery advertising blurb even hints at CCA cranking amps, dual purpose or marine avoid it as it wont be a real deep cycle.

Been many a keen boatie sucked in by a distributer.

I've had a 120ah Chinese deep cycle for 3 years and charge it on a smart charger NOT a standard charger.

Unless you end up with a lithium ion battery (expensive) but they can be discharged to max levels (70% or more unlike a standard lead acid AGM type of 50%). Quicker to charge too.

Remember that you are NOT looking for power, high cranking amps etc for what you want to use the battery for.

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by theodosius » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:46 pm

Beware dodgy ebay batteries

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Post by ronje » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:32 pm

Not all ebay batteries are dodgy.

Beware ANY dodgy batteries and there are heaps out there from some supposedly reputable manufacturers.

This is the AGM that I use (only a 120AH version). Its a true deep cycle.

Approx $365 delivered to Darwin.

https://www.aussiebatteries.com.au/batt ... le-battery
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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by Rawz » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:45 pm

Hey Ronje or anyone else with the Eclipse 130AH 12V AGM Deep Cycle Battery.

Is it still going strong?

Anyone else got any recommendations?

Cheers

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by scartissue » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:02 pm

my particular batteries wouldn't suit your situation but i find fullriver to be a very good brand. i have 4 x 6 volt 400 amp hour jobs as my house batteries. again those batteries no use to you but i can vouch for the brand

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Post by ronje » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:34 am

Yes, its still going ok Rawz.
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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by slug » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:19 am

Rawz wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:45 pm
Anyone else got any recommendations?
I've got 135ah Power AGM's - been 2 years and still going strong :mrgreen:

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by Rawz » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:06 pm

slug wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:19 am
Rawz wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:45 pm
Anyone else got any recommendations?
I've got 135ah Power AGM's - been 2 years and still going strong :mrgreen:
Is this the one your using Slug?
https://www.autoelec.com.au/power-agm-1 ... le-battery

Tempting for $280 and free delivery.

Thanks for everyones input so far

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by joesgotone » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:18 pm

I run 2 x135 ah power AGM on my MG and get them from battery power centre. Ask for a good price and the will give them cheaper than I&O. Using them for the last 5 years. Be carefull not to overcharge with big amp chargers. I use timers to control the charging which works well.
how many is enough lures, rods and reels. Is there a magic number, considering you usually only catch 1 fish on a single lure on the one rod and reel your casting with.

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Post by ronje » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:39 am

The only real thing to make sure about Rawz is that you get a fair dinkum deep cycle one. There are quite a few batteries that are claimed to be but aren't. Be wary of any that are described as "dual purpose", "hybrid" or "marine" as they are not deep cycle. If the battery has any indicators like cca or cranking stamps on it, avoid it.
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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by slug » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:47 am

Rawz wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:06 pm

Is this the one your using Slug?
Yep

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Re: What agm battery are you running

Post by theodosius » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:15 am

Go lithium, I have solarking

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