Another Battery Q.

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 19:29
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Replaced the failed flooded battery with one of these:-

Any opinions or experience with this battery?



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Reply By: Gronk - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 20:35

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 20:35
You've bought the battery.....it doesn't matter what anyone thinks.

Look after it.....don't let it go below 12V....don't leave it uncharged for any length of time....and use a 3 stage charger ( obviously set to AGM ) and hopefully you will get 5 + yrs out of it !
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 21:37

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 21:37
Check with the manufacturer, but if it is anything like my AGM deep cycle battery (Thumper by Blue Apple), it will work down to 10.5v.
I've had 3 of these, (100Ah) on Camper Trailer and in boat for Bow mount electric motor, and they are fantastic. All have been worked hard over 6 years, and all are still working very well. Quick to charge, and with great cranking capacity as a back-up battery.
Like I said, check with the manufacturer, and I think you will find you have the goods.

Cheers, Bob
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 21:53

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 21:53
I have one exactly the same as a house battery under the bonnet of my D2 and so far so good after 2.5 years.
It had a small bit of acid leak from the negative terminal, but since cleaned up seems OK.
It has been around OZ including the GRR so it seems to be OK on rough roads.( unlike a Supercharge Allrounder I had which shorted out a cell on rough roads)
I rarely let it get under 12V and charge it to keep over 12.5 when not being used.
Regards Philip A
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 06:34

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 06:34
Phil, you haven't said what you're using the battery for??

As a replacement for a "deep cycle" type wet cell battery it would be fine....GREAT actually.

However, as a cranking battery I would hesitate to use it as a long term proposition. It won't like the heat that is typical of an under-bonnet location.

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 09:37

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 09:37
Primarily runs 2 Engels & our other 12 volt requirements.

Have one portable one in a box & one in the van.

Usually the vans battery only deals with lights & pumps,
the portable one does the fridges & outside stuff & is supported by 2x 120 watt panels & a PWM regulator.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:44

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:44
Roachie , get with the program , yes every man and his dog comes up with that AGMs don't like living under the bonnet due to heat , Wifes 2005 Jeep came with original red top Optima spiral wound AGM , 10 years on still going strong , 2.8 turbo diesel that has fairly high under bonnet temps.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 15:24

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 15:24
Fairy-nuff alloy c/t....can't argue with that I guess.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 16:05

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 16:05
I am surprised that the Jeep is still going strong after 10years
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 06:22

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 06:22
Have to agree with alloy, I have been running a Fullriver agm as second battery under the bonnet of the 80 series and get about 7-8 years from them, when not using the truck both start and second are plugged into a 4 stage charger. Recently thought would go to the auto leccy and have the 2 batteries tested, came up as new.
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Follow Up By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 07:47

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 07:47
No argument there at all. I purchased a Fullriver 120a/h battery when I moved here to SA (from NSW) in late 2002. It's been in 3 different vehicles, always mounted in the back/cargo area and always kept fully charged.

I just sold my 100 series Landcruiser and that battery is still in there for fridge running etc.

I was a bit worried about whether it would still be okay, so I removed it and let it stand alone for over a month, sitting on the gravel in my carport. After that amount of time it was still showing 12.7v, so I had no hesitation putting it back in the cruiser. Not bad for a 13 year old battery!!

Roachie
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:08

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:08
I did say "house battery".

That means it runs my camper electrics which are lights, and an Engel 40 litre fridge and is located in the original battery tray which is located behind the RH headlight..

I have an Optima blue for starting, which was selected as it is near my turbo and Optimas are said to have better heat tolerance than others. Also the Optima blue has around 750CCA in a small package that fits in my ARB second battery tray. I have switched the wiring to make the second battery the starting battery.

Regards Philip A
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:30

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:30
I think he was referring to Phil (the guy who actually is asking the questions) not Phillip A.
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Reply By: Slow one - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:09

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 08:09
Phil,
I have 2 of these batteries. One in the back of the ute and one in the van. They are approximately 2.5 years old and so far no problems.
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Reply By: scottwittkopp - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:38

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 10:38
BlueTop Optima Sprial Cell
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 16:20

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 16:20
Sorry mate, it's a Power AGM battery they are talking about ?????
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Reply By: Member - Crocles - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 14:48

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 14:48
If you don't mind me asking, how much and where from?

Croc
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 15:24

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 15:24
Croc,
if you are talking about the Power AGM batteries, I got mine from

HERE
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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 06:13

Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 06:13
It came from precisely there.
Actually via their ebay store.
Prompt delivery & actually phoned them Re a
general enquiry.
Got helpful friendly customer support.
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Reply By: Phil 23 - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 07:24

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 07:24
Interesting, the failed ordinary wet cell deep cycle was 3 1/2 years old.
Was never impressed with it after the first 12 months.
Always consuming fluid, even though properly charged & maintained.

Also have a Delkor DC31 Calcium, Purchased January 2011.
Only tests slightly higher in resistance than the new AGM & still runs both Engels for 24 hours before dropping below 12V.

Always been very happy with the performance of the Delkor.
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