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Old 11-10-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Full River AGM deep cycle batteries

Does anyone use Full River AGM batteries as their house batteries? I am thinking of getting a suitcase solar panel and don't want to mess with checking the water levels on my battery all the time. I understand they have a 3year full warranty, but they are expensive. Wondering if the cost is worth it or not.

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Old 11-11-2015, 03:20 AM   #2
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I have 2 lifeline 6v house batteries. about 7 yrs. old now and still working very well. I don't ''deep cycle'' them so expect that they will last well over 10 years.
check and compare the weight of prospective batteries. this will tell you how much lead is in the battery.
more lead = longer longevity.
my gpl6ct batteries weigh 90# each. they have 300 ah capacity, 150 ah useable without deep cycling.
IMHO my batteries are worth the higher price, at least to me.

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Old 11-11-2015, 05:25 AM   #3
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:45 AM   #4
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I got six GC224 Full River AGM's two years ago and they seem to be doing fine. In my area, my best option was to get batteries from a local golf car dealer and he ordered them for me from his supplier. He also agreed to remove the 8D batteries I was replacing (158 pounds each) so that figured into my choice to get the batteries from him. I did a bit of research and what I could find on Full River was positive.

If/when I have to replace them, I will consider going back to wet cell golf car batteries and use one of the Quick Fill manifolds to keep them watered. Those systems work very well and are easy to use.

If someone in my area had Lifeline, I probably would have gotten those since so many folks recommended them.
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I have two batteries made up from Fullriver DC 260-12 AGMs. One is 2 in series for a 24V battery and the other is 2 in parallel for a 12v battery (in different vehicles) Coming up to 10 years old and no problems yet.
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These are expensive batteries, but you get what you pay for.
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I have four Fullriver DC220-6 batteries and they have been working fine after almost three years (almost two years full time). Fullriver recently improved the warranty to seven years for solar and renewable energy applications. Two years replacement followed by five years prorated. http://resources.fullriverbattery.co...anty-solar.pdf Lifelines are one year replacement followed by five year prorated.

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