maaka wrote:I have the same, AGM's on the farm and flooded on the island house. both seem to work ok, but the flooded have been there a trillion times longer..I like the way you can open up the flooded ones and monitor each cell, give it a boot every now and then loosen up the crud off the plates etc..where as the other, all I look at is a digital display..
Yeah I see what you and glalt are happy with and if it is ok then go for it.
I am not promoting anything different and appreciate the different types but flooded batteries seem a but old school and that's seems the way of a farm boy from NZ, don't know glalt's background.
All the rage and specified now on our last few projects are the GEL batteries . Different horses for different courses with any installation and would not advise those for a home unit unless budget allows. They are set and forget with a monitoring system 2nd to none. We at times install huge capacity UPS and battery charging systems as back up in substation and operator control rooms in large projects I work on. An example is 1 of our GEL 2 volt battery weighs 50kg in a large bank. There are smaller ones for smaller capacity systems at 10kgs.
I am following this with interest and trying to absorb for future use all the different posts.
Keep up the good posts.