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    Default Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    Hi

    I am thinking of moving my AUX 12v system behind my back seat of my Ford Ranger so I am looking to get a slim line gel battery.

    I found these on the web but would like to get your opinion on them.

    https://www.electromannsa.com/produc...hoCPcYQAvD_BwE

    thanks in advanced.
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    Default Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    A few things are worrying,

    Like the weight for a 100A/h is generally 33kgs this one is 21Kgs
    Which raises the red flag for me! (Less lead=less battery longevity)

    No real spec sheet on website, just scanned paper , requiring the interested buyer to squint to see the minimal specs.

    A Google search of the battery produces no information at all?

    Further some info on Gel batteries, which indicates slightly different charge setup, if you have for instance a Victron setup you can adjust your battery profile accordingly

    GEL Batteries
    The Gel Cell Battery is similar to the AGM battery style because the electrolyte is suspended, but different because technically the AGM battery is still considered to be a wet cell. The electrolyte in a gel cell battery has a silica additive that causes it to set up or stiffen. The recharge voltages on this type of cell are lower than the other styles of lead acid battery. This is probably the most sensitive cell in terms of adverse reactions to over-voltage charging. Gel batteries are best used in VERY DEEP cycle application and may last a bit longer in hot weather applications. If the incorrect battery charger is used on a Gel Cell battery, poor performance and premature failure is certain. Battery chargers with gel profile will have information either on the unit, or in the manual, about gel compatibility.

    For this type of battery the typical absorption voltage range 14.0 to 14.2 volts; typical float voltage range 13.1 to 13.3 volts.
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    Default Re: Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    .........and the price too good to be true.
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    Default Re: Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    Any slim line batteries you can recommend?
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    Default Re: Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    Try these...
    Weights and price advertised seem ball park
    And they have retail store...so go check it out....can't say about brand though but at least there is a proper datasheet

    https://onlineshop.gcsolar.co.za/product/200ah-6fm200f/
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    Default Re: Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Try these...
    Weights and price advertised seem ball park
    And they have retail store...so go check it out....can't say about brand though but at least there is a proper datasheet

    https://onlineshop.gcsolar.co.za/product/200ah-6fm200f/
    Interesting that this Gel is charged at 13.5-13 8V?
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    Default Re: Does anyone know this battery, is it any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Interesting that this Gel is charged at 13.5-13 8V?
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