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Old 11-18-2018, 12:48 PM   #1
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Have another question about batteries American Eagle

I would like to change the 6 volt deep cell batteries to 12 volt agm deep cell batteries. Is that possible Thanks John Wenner American Eagle
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Sure, two 6 volts are wired in series, that doubles the volts and keeps the amps the same. Two 12 volts are wired in parallel, that doubles the amps and keeps the volts the same. AGMs are a good choice, you'll love them.

Scroll down in this link for the pics/explanation:

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)
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Yes, but have you considered 6v AGMs?
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Should not be a problem . When you connect them , just remember to connect all the positive terminals together and all the negative terminals together. Do not jumper positive to negative like your 6 volt batteries.
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If you just want the convenience of low-maintenance AGM, stick with 6v and get AGM type. No need to alter the wiring that way. 6V AGMs are available from all the major brands and many off-brands as well, e.g. at Sam's Club.


If you really want 12v instead of 6v, it's simply a matter of changing the wiring a bit.
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Thanks to the posts. I am starting to think just replace what I have with new. The batteries are 4/2010 and need to change them out. They are interstate batteries. Thanks
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Sams Club carries AGM made by East Penn in many sizes & types.
GC AGMs run about $170 and they sometime run a sale late fall / winter
Agree w/ prior post - why not stay w/ 6V AGM GCs?

Costco also carries them but not familiar w/ their brand(s) - prices about same as SC
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I've gone back and forth on the AGM Batteries and I like being able to check each cell a couple times a year. Mine always last 7 to 8 years.
I guess there are pros and cons.
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I have decided to replace my interstate batteries with another set of interstate batteries. They lasted me 8 years and will run them again. They have a new type now so will try them. Thanks everyone. John
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Have you ever Equalized you Batteries ?
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No I don't understand what this is.
I did had a problem with my invert/converter and have sorted out that problem so I am replacing the house batteries from age. I did check the batteries yesterday they are all up of water and looked to be charging with my battery tender. I should change out all battery cable though. Thanks
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I would like to know if there is a battery cable replacement kit that I could buy for my four 6 volt battery set. Thanks John
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I would like to know if there is a battery cable replacement kit that I could buy for my four 6 volt battery set. Thanks John
Battery cables do not care about voltage - just wire size (i.e. amps and voltage drop) and what the ends are - are they battery clamps or lugs? And if lugs, what diameter are the holes in the ends?

I use these guys: https://www.batterycablesusa.com/battery-cables.html

You select the AWG number (the wire diameter), the length, the color and the type of end (battery post, lug, etc.).

You can get a quote without placing an order.

If you like the numbers you get then place an order and give them your credit card number. Your made-to-order cables show up in the mail in about a week. The last time I ordered anything the shipping was a flat $4 in the continental USA.

BE SURE TO MEASURE THE DIAMETER OF THE STUDS (THE BOLTS ON THE BATTERIES) BEFORE ORDERING. They will probably be either 3/8 inch or 5/16 inch but be sure! They have no problem with other sizes, you just have to let them know.

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