AGM battery suitability

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:52
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Hi All

I'm considering replacing 2x105amp Lifeline batteries with 105amp Deka Seamates in the camper trailer and was wondering if they are suitable for running fridges etc.. as a deep cycle battery. My reason for asking is they are listed as a duel battery, i.e cranking and deep cycle. Not sure if I would be better of staying with a straight deep cycle battery. Any advice appreciated thanks. Also has anyone else used the Seamate in this application.

Cheers Dave
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 22:45

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 22:45
Dave, I'm not familiar with the brand but I use a hybrid AGM under the bonnet as a back-up for the main cranker. It is a deep cycle but can deliver much higher Cold Cranking Amps than a standard AGM. It is used to start the vehicle in the event of the main battery collapsing and or support the main via a switched solenoid at times of high need such as extended winching. I'm sure the Deka would be suitable for accessories but again, it would depend on your specific needs. I'd probably suggest a couple of purpose specific AGM's would be best for a camper trailer where they are used specifically for accessories such as fridges, lighting and/or an inverter etc.

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Reply By: sweetwill - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 07:28

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 07:28
hello Dave.
a bit off topic, but how long did you get out of the lifelines, cheers Bill.
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Follow Up By: itsdave - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 09:13

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 09:13
10 years on one and 7 years of the other which is down to approx 40% capacity.

Cheers Dave
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:44

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:44
Was going to ask the same question, 10 years is great. Tipping the 7 year battery got discharged more?
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Follow Up By: sweetwill - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 16:21

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 16:21
hello Dave.
thank you for that Dave I should have a few years left in mine then?
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