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Unread 01-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Smile AGM vs lead acid battery

I did a quick forum search and didn't find any reviews.

Is there a reason not to use them? Drop in performance or use time?

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Unread 01-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: AGM vs lead acid battery

I think the cost has been the deciding factor against them.
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Unread 01-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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i,ll 2nd that i think its been cost prohibitive ..........................
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Unread 01-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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Well I ain't no guinea pig.. new trojans it is...
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Unread 01-25-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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The sparky drag race guys use them because of their light weight, smaller footprint, high-amp discharge capability, and fast recharge. They also get sponsors to pay for them.
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The sparky drag race guys use them because of their light weight, smaller footprint, high-amp discharge capability, and fast recharge. They also get sponsors to pay for them.
They recharge quickly? Does that mean they discharge faster than a lead acid?
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Unread 01-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: AGM vs lead acid battery

My Dad has a bunch of AGMs' that he scored from a guy.We looked them up, about $325 each!!He put 3 in a Caroche he bought.It ran a suprisingly long time on a charge.I don't know exact use time,but he said that he could run it around for days at the house with out charging.The ones he has are the size of a Group-31 Heavy-Truck battery.I put one in my kids power-wheels,charge it for 3-4 hrs,they ride it for about the same amount of time(And boy does it move and do wheelies!).
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Unread 01-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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325 ea???

Makes a set of Trojans seem CHEAP.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #9
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My thoughts on AGMs....

Not only are we a Club Car dealer here in Augusta but we are a Stealth dealer as well. The only experience I have with AGM batteries is through Stealth. Stealth claims that if you discharge a pack of AGM batteries below 50% 3 or 4 times it will severely impact the discharge time of the pack. They claim they have longer range than a set of lead acid batteries, but what good is that if you can't use it to below 50%? Sounds kind of like a new car salesman saying that their new vehicle will go 600 miles on a tank of gas, but dont put more than 200 on it before filling it back up or it'll damage the engine... Lead acid batteries get my vote. Also... the On-board computer on a Club Car would probably freak out if you hooked it up to a set of AGM batteries. You'd want to bypass the OBC and use a standalone charger with a timer in it calibrated for the AGMs.... No thanks.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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They recharge quickly? Does that mean they discharge faster than a lead acid?
Not necessarily. The discharge rate is determined by how you use them. The amp hour ratings are your best tool for comparisons, especially when range is the parameter.
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