Any AGM battery users?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 13:19
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About to replace the wet cell and thinking about an 120amp/hr as the aux batt in the rear.

Anyone using one, any feedback?

Lots of brands: Fullriver, Lifeline, Megavolt etc

Cheers
John
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 15:02

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 15:02
Check the room available John.

The AGM battery is considerably bigger physically than an equivalent wet cell.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:33

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:33
My remco 100Ah is actually smaller than a mates 100Ah wet cell...Not sure what brand he is using though. Mine fits in a cheapy battery box with a bit of room to move, his is in for keeps. Near had to jump on it to get it in.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:45

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:45
Room should be OK

size is 330 x 172 x 245 - perfect for the rear storage box
Cheers
John
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Reply By: Pedro14 - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:29

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:29
John C,
See my post on this thread
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/View.asp?ForumQID=20332&Page=%2FForum%2FDefault%2Easp%3FDisplaySet%3DActive%26PN%3D1

I am going for the Fullriver, after talking extensively to Val at Fridge and Solar at Labrador.
He has an excellent article on AGM batteries , and measurements are shown thereon, http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/agm.htm
The 120a fits into a normal size plastic battery box (just) to give you an idea of size.

Whilst we have different vehicles (80 series me), I would be interested as to how you intend to secure your battery in the back.

Pedro
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 16:42
The disco has 2 storage boxes in the rear ledt & right which are conveniently 180mm wide so will secure in there with generic battery clamp thingy and wiring will also be hidden in there.

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Reply By: Disco_Inferno - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 19:15

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 19:15
we are a Fullriver fan
Lifeline OK
Megavolt make up your own mind.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:25

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:25
Disco Inferno

Where did you put the AGM and what size.

John
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Reply By: AdrianLR - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:27

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:27
John,

Slightly OT, where do the cables run - I'm about to do a similar thing in our disco and would like to use the most convenient route (without drilling holes?)

Thanks,

Adrian
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:36

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 21:36
Not sure yet but it will probably follow the wire for the rear cig plug or the Engel wire that I had installed previously. Have to talk to the sparky.

He terminated the Engel connection from the aux batt in the vent thingo near the storage box (5 seater).
John
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:05

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:05
John C , I have 3 x 80 amp hr Fullriver/ made in china/ 2x in camper trailer/ 1x as aux in vehicle/ all 3 charge thru a Rotronics from main start batt, NEVER HAD A PROBLEM, all recharge to 100% in a very short time/ ie: less than an hr h/way run time/ ////// go figure expense of "deep cycle " compared to the AGM ////AGM wins all ways, life cycle, ease of recharge and can mount any blo-dy where.
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Follow Up By: Member - John C - Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:44

Friday, Feb 11, 2005 at 23:44
Ahhhh.. that's what I needed to hear.

Was wondering if the rotronics would do 3.

That's some good power on board.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: Mainey... - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:31

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 11:31
TheUndertaker,
# what model Rotronics charge/isolator are you using ? ?
# What size leads have you run to the rear batteries ? ?
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 17:21

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 17:21
Mainey, rotronics is weekender ra100h, all wires both + / - are 6mm sq/ found that the 6mm wire from 12volt shop is perfect fit minus insulation into pins of 50amp anderson plugs, system works for me ,,
starting batt = 950cca Delcor low maint marine
aux1 = fullriver 80amp hr AGM
aux 2+3 =fullriver 80amp hr AGM in ct
Voltage drop between batteries is nil when charging through alternator.
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