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Old 01-18-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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I work part-time for an auto parts company and can get a pretty good discount on batteries. The company sells a 6V wet cell GC2 with these specs:
  • 5 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 174Ah
  • 6 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 178Ah
  • 20 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 230Ah
  • Reserve Capacity At 25 Amps (min): 448 Minute
  • Reserve Capacity At 75 Amps (min): 120 Minute
  • Electrolyte Composition: Acid
  • Terminal Type: Top Mount
  • Voltage (V): 6 Volt
  • Battery Type: Deep Cycle
  • Polarity: Right Positive
This battery I can buy for about $80 each + tax.

They also have this one an AGM 6 volt:

  • Group Size (BCI): GC2
  • Cold Cranking Amps (CCA): 680 CCA
  • Voltage (V): 6 Volt
  • Terminal Type: Top Post
  • Reserve Capacity (AH): 380Ah
  • 1 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 103Ah
  • 100 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 220Ah
  • 20 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 190Ah
  • 3 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 145Ah
  • 5 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 163Ah
  • 6 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 167.8Ah
  • 8 Amp Hour Rate (Ah): 173.7Ah
  • These batteries are specially designed for the long, deep discharges typical of marine, wheelchair, RVs, emergency lighting, golf cars, other deep cycle applications as well as engine starting. The absorbed glass mat (AGM) design provides maintenance-free service and ensures that they are spillproof and leakproof.
This AGM I can buy for about $170 each + tax.
I like the AGM batteries over the wet cell type, but not totally sure I want to spend the money.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:57 PM   #2
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AGMs certainly have their benefits. In your 21, no more worries about offgassing/venting/detector alarms, filling, etc.

But the wet cells have more amp hours and at less than half the price, I'd probably stick with them.
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