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biglegmax

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Re: Battery Charger Question
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2019, 10:36:57 pm »
I agree with Gandalf, spend a little more go with the GPL 6CTS. I've got four, can't be happier, so far. They can be mounted , terminals inward, a little modification to the shelf, reduce the cobweb of wires PC creates with all the extra loops, totally unnecessary and really not to very high standards.
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Re: Battery Charger Question
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2019, 11:05:58 pm »
When converting from two-12V wet acid, to two-6V AGM, In my heart & mind, I could not bring myself to rest them on their side.  So I removed the battery drawer, installed flat sheet metal, a battery frame, and then placed the AGMs inside upright.  The + and - terminal pegs are easy to access for external charging.  CLICK HERE for my write-up with pictures.

I am 100% convinced that a pair of 6V AGM batteries is the way to go.  AGM technology is one great advantage for maintenance-free and extra power.  6V batteries discharge and charge in unison which makes them perform much better than my experience with two different sets of two 12Vs.

Like biglegmax says, the cabling gets all cleaned up.

I don't know if Phoenix still has the rear tires splashing road debris on the batteries, but it was so with our 2007 2350 as shown HERE where I reworked the cables for a splash shield, which unknowing to me at the time made the perfect setup for AGM.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 11:15:29 pm by Ron Dittmer »
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Re: Battery Charger Question
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2019, 07:11:08 pm »
Attached picture shows Jam4travels install of Lifeline GPL-6CT AGM batteries.  They are installed on their side. The Lifetime technical document says “Lifeline® AGM batteries are designed to be installed upright (terminal facing upwards). For installation in non-upright orientations, contact Concorde for assistance.”   I am going to contact Concorde to get their input on the side install.

Jam4Travels: The positive terminal seems a little close the the tray.  Maybe the picture is misleading.   Sometimes I am all thumbs and anything that can happen, happens. Do you have any comment on this item? What if battery shifts?

The Lifetime 6CT and 4CT AGM batteries are awesome.  Thanks for all your input on this topic.

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Re: Battery Charger Question
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2019, 05:49:39 am »
What if battery shifts?
My earlier 12V batteries had extra room inside the original battery tray.  I placed a hardwood insert to keep them from moving around.  It worked perfectly.  Maybe he did something similar and we just don't see it.
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