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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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I would put this in tech but I really would like a faster answer. I have looked around and can't find specific info I want.

Is it safe to run an AGM battery in a high shock situation such as off road? If isolated is it ok to run it with a gel cell.
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I believe it's made for rough applications. I'm sure you know but AGM stands for absorbed glass mat, similar to the gel batteries. Not sure if it should be wired differently but I do know it is supposed to be charged with a charger with an AGM setting.

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Agm setting. I don't think there are many with an antique vehicle setting.

The $50 die hard charger has the agm setting. Also has a 50a start setting.

Agm is for hd applications. It should do fine in severe situations. You also get what you pay for typically.
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I believe it's made for rough applications. I'm sure you know but AMG stands for absorbed glass mat, similar to the gel batteries. Not sure if it should be wired differently but I do know it is supposed to be charged with a charger with an AMG setting.
Yeah reading on Optimas site (it came up on google) its ok to use a charge 10A or less as long as its not a gel setting. I have a nice new charger with an AGM setting so I am ok there. Thanks for bringing that up it could e a costly mistake.

I want to use one for the "deep cycle" like performance as it will be isolated and used as an accessory battery. Being that it will be on an isolator I think I am ok because when on a charger they won't be connected so charging isn't an issue.

I assume but this is what I don't know, is that sending power from the stator (rzr) through a gel battery to an AGM would be ok as it should be no different than if it was the lone battery. That's where I am unsure.

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