AGM Battery Questions

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by permitchaser, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    I am changing my boat over to a 24 v trolling motor. I went to my guy to get another battery to go with the one I already have. He had a AGM and said I should use it because it was better than the Interstate

    Talking to my fishing budies they say AGMs must be charged with 25 amps or it will blow up. My buddy has had 2 to do it with 10 amps. My battery guy say there are differnt AGM batteries and I can use my 5 amp. Also can I mix batteries say an Interstate and Walmart

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. crisslackwater

    crisslackwater I Love microskiff.com!

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    12 volts is 12 volts. Your trolling motor will not know the difference. Mixing batteries can be done, obviously discharge rates may be different.

    Now, charging is a different story. Depending on design and sophistication, AGMs can do much better with a specific charger.

    Electrical systems are all about how much money you want to throw at them. Lots of guys do well with their Walmart batteries, even more bitch about theirs. It is your money.
     

  3. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    You need to buy the appropriate charger. Schumacher makes several chargers that have options to charge deep cycle, Agm or gel...
     
  4. crisslackwater

    crisslackwater I Love microskiff.com!

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    Powermania also makes excellent chargers.

    http://powermaniausa.com/product.html
     
  5. MaGuyver

    MaGuyver I Love microskiff.com!

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    So far I like my "ProSport" by ProMariner.

    http://promariner.com
     
  6. permitchaser

    permitchaser I Love Skinny Water

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    I am going to trade that AGM for an Interstate because I have a Minn Kota onboard charger that I am using.

    Thanks for your help