Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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Do you have a smart regulator on your engine mounted 24VDC alternator which will adjust for AGM and/or lithium and will your battery chargers adjust for AGM and/or lithium?
If the answer is no, you should reconsider. In my experience with 4 sets of batteries in SM387 and 20+ clients of Amel School, I am not aware of has a single case where it was a good investment to buy anything but an ordinary deep cycle battery, which will last 2 to 3.5 years. Also, I am aware of an installation of LiFePO4 in a 54 that lasted less than 2 years. I strongly believe that changing battery technology requires matching chargers and alternators to that technology. Of course there are those that will tell you don't worry about it, but they won't be around when you have a failure.
I know everyone has strong opinions on batteries and anchors, but I thought I would give you mine, for what it is worth. You can buy deep cycle G31 DEKA batteries for $150-200 each.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Dec 9, 2017 11:45, "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: