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Old 01-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #15
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Interesting thought about the mineral oil, not heard that before. BUT as for adding water BE SURE TO USE DISTILLED WATER! Not tap water.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #16
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Anyone that has not added water in three years means that the battery's are not being charged IAW manufactures recommendations.

That's not necessarily a bad thing depending on one's typical use of the battery bank, but is just as responsible for lack of gassing as the Mineral Oil.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:44 AM   #17
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Very nice. Thanks for giving me precisely what I needed.

One more question: Do they make 6V AGM batteries? It's the maintenance that bothers me, since we are not full timers, and the MoHo is still an occasional sideline in the midst of a myriad of other competing priorities (too many other projects).

Maybe my question should be more appropriately: Do they make maintenance-free 6V batteries?

Thanks for all info.
There are several manufacturers that offer 6 volt AGMs.
There are also 6 volt Gel -cell which are maintenance free but I would not recommend them.
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