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Michelle.S

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Posted: 09/13/20 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you change to Lithium, almost positive it will require a change to your Converter, because Lithium is the battery that requires special charging.
I recently changed to AGMs and contacted Progressive about my converter and was told I was good to go.


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corvettekent wrote:

AGM is still a lead acid battery so no need to change your charging system. BTW you will not be upgrading by switching to the AGM as it won't last 8 years.


If you don't already have one a multi stage, multi battery chemistry, battery charger is advisable.

Coming from the marine world, where you don't want batteries gassing into the bilge of your boat, I am a big fan of AGM batterys.

Expect up to 3 times the service life out of an AGM compared to a wet cell. I got 9 seasons out of my 4D Lifeline. It performed well to the end when death was quick. It was never left on a battery tender during its typical 5 months of storage each year.

2019-2020 the battery was left without any attention for 9 months & had power to operate 5er legs & slides before it was connected to a charger.

No they are not cheap. The payoff is in years of maintenance free service.


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