agm batterys

Submitted: Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:41
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hi ya all, just wanting to know about agm batterys, are they a make of the battery or is that just what the inside of the battery is make of.
who makes them, and what are the best ones that are on the market for quality/cost.
im wanting to bi 2 for my camper trailer, around 120amp batterys, what sort of money should i expect to spend.

1 last thing, wear is perth do i go to get them.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:51

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:51
A forum search will reveal heaps of info on AGMs
Also try this link
www.fridge-and-solar.net/batteries.htm
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:53

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:53
A better link (same one, but direct to AGM info)
www.fridge-and-solar.net/agm.htm
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:57

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:57
"is that just what the inside of the battery is make of"
It's how the battery is made, Absorbed Glass Mat.

"who makes them"
Absorbed Power, Fullriver, Exide, the list goes on.

"what sort of money should i expect to spend"
How long is a piece of string? Best answer, do some research before you shop around. The subject of AGM batteries come up in the Forum archives oh, 2 to 3 times per week. Best thing is do a search on the Forum Archives.

"wear is perth"
West Coast of Australia.

"do i go to get them"
If you want "them" try, Battery World or www.allabout12volt.com/ again, search the Forums. It'd take hours to relist the wealth of information in the Archives.

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 00:16

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 00:16
Lost,

Have a look in this article on ExplorOz - In Topic Search - Electrics - Battery Power
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:37

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:37
Fullriver have a well priced 120AH AGM battery, you might expect to pay around $250-300 , not sure , always depends on stock levels and the price at the time. There is a place in Perth I believe but check the forums referred above for places of purchase.
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:50

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:50
Try Goodchild Enterprises, located at the industrial area near Success Shopping Centre, south of the river.

They specialise in many lines of batteries and I've had darn good service from 'em.

My prefernece is for the Optima range of AGM batteries. They are a spiral wound battery and don't have the comventional plate set up. They are an odd looking thing and don't resemble the normal "black cube" look of yer normal battery.

What is good about Optima is that they are a sealed, true deep cycle, no maintenance AGM battery with quite amazing cranking ability. They can be used as a cranking battery as well as powering fridges in deep cycle conditions. I use a 55 amp hour one (quite a small rating), but it puts out 870 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA), to fire up a 6.5 litre V8 Chevy diesel. It does it with knobs on! They are a true dual use battery.

Try a "Google" search for Optima Batteries to get the specs.

They're not cheap but I reckon they are the duck's nuts. Expect to pay about $280.00 for the 55 amp hours and about $300.00 for the 75 amp hour. Be careful with the 75 amp hour one - it won't fit in a standard battery carrier.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Mainey (WA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:07

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:07
Lost,
What suburb are you in ??
What size space do you have available ??

(How will you recharge them)

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Reply By: scott666 - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:00

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:00
Hi there I live on the central coast NSW and use Fullriver AGM batterys I paid$180 for a 100amp I thought this was a pretty good price (tuggerah Lakes Batteries) and they deliver right to the door and fit free of charge if you want, just my 2 bobs worth, cheers Scott.
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