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Old 10-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Battery differences?

We are planning to replace 6V house batteries in our all electric Beaver Patriot. We are wondering what the difference is between glass plate and gel cell batteries is? Any recommendations?

Denise and Kory
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:45 AM   #2
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Denise and Kory-

I've provided two links below, for your reading.

If you look around I think you'll find that most RV house batteries are flooded-cell or AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) types. Few, if any, are gel type.

Flooded-cell batteries are less expensive to buy. They require that you inspect and top up water levels in the cells on a regular basis. To make this chore easier, some folks install a tubing system, such as the Pro-Fill.

AGM batteries are more expensive to buy, but are basically maintenance-free.

Having bought a set of new batteries, you may want to have them last as long as possible. One gizmo that can help with that is a battery monitor. Think of it as a "fuel gauge" for your batteries. I like the monitor from Trimetric, but others are available.


Battery Basics: A Layman's Guide to Batte | BatteryStuff Articles
Lead-based Batteries Information €“ Battery University
(also read article BU-201a)
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