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    Default Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Battery technology Greek to me
    When I bought my camper with 2 x 80w panels and HCDP MK 4 controller was advised to go for lead crystal 100 ah which I did


    Question - is a LC a AGM type battery ?
    I paid approx R4000 5 years ago so have AGM prices come down or is a LC a higher type of technology compared to AGM ?
    Anyone care to or able to lists pros and cons and differences between these 2 types of batteries
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    Default Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    Battery technology Greek to me
    When I bought my camper with 2 x 80w panels and HCDP MK 4 controller was advised to go for lead crystal 100 ah which I did


    Question - is a LC a AGM type battery ?
    I paid approx R4000 5 years ago so have AGM prices come down or is a LC a higher type of technology compared to AGM ?
    Anyone care to or able to lists pros and cons and differences between these 2 types of batteries
    There were great claims around LC but one wonders why no big battery company either offered or went big for it. Tests shown really looked good. One could rapidly cycle them to a deep level. Some reputable sellers also offered them.

    No LC is different from AGM. Good to hear you are getting good service from ur LC.

    Some more information.
    https://www.amae.net.au/2018/11/07/d...es-comparison/
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    Default Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    Battery technology Greek to me
    When I bought my camper with 2 x 80w panels and HCDP MK 4 controller was advised to go for lead crystal 100 ah which I did


    Question - is a LC a AGM type battery ?
    I paid approx R4000 5 years ago so have AGM prices come down or is a LC a higher type of technology compared to AGM ?
    Anyone care to or able to lists pros and cons and differences between these 2 types of batteries
    I bought a 100a/h Deltec AGM and it was R2800
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    I bought a 100a/h Deltec AGM and it was R2800
    My question was basically is a AGM and LC battery the same OR
    is a LC a different and more expensive technology ?
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    Default Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    My question was basically is a AGM and LC battery the same OR
    is a LC a different and more expensive technology ?
    I'm no expert at all,the only reason I bought AGM is that the electrical dept at the company I work used Lead Crystal Batteries as standby batteries and a whole lot exploded...and because of advice from the forum.I think a AGM is more robust and not prone to suffer from temperature differences as easy as a LC,but like I say I'm no expert.
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    Default Re: AGM Battery usage as a second battery.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    We will always be discussing batteries and how to use them. These batteries which I have also posted in the "Impressed with China Inverter" is labelled that they can be discharged to 80% but also that they should not be cycled to over 50% on a regular basis. They are sold by Battery Centre where I source my batteries.

    The reason for this post is that they do have a cold crank amps of 710A which is within 10% of the CCA for a similar starting battery and can be deep cycled. Very few vehicles need such a high CCA. If we look at the common 651C battery used by Hilux and Ranger only have a 520-565A CCA value. I do feel at about R2 200 without a scrap and R1 880 with a scrap battery this is great value considering it is a 102Ah battery.

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    Where can I get one on the West Rand at R1880 ? I have the scrap already loaded in my chorrie ready to buy.... Battery Centre here quote for a SMF100 R2344 !!
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    I still think the R1880 with a scrap battery would take some beating for the SMF100/101. Not many available at the moment as the factory was in lock down and trying to supply the stock ordered by battery dealers.

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