Batteries are unforgiving, I just returned from a boat; that less then one year ago I installed 8 * 8-volt Interstatate bats to make a 32 volt redundant bank from.
I also installed an Outback 3225 Pure -Sine Inverter
Comby. Now I counselled the owner in the virtues of a BatMon, Hi-Lo voltage alarms, and batboxes.
He didn't see the need for boxes, alarm
Today I get a panic call from the owner with; I just checked the ER after a week cruise
, and the alternator
has thrown it's belt, and at least 5 of the 8 bats have cracked there tops...I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE INVERTER
BATS don't die.......THEY"RE MURDERED
CHARGE VOLTAGE is critical. Charge regime is CRITICAL.
No matter what anyone on the internet
tells you... ask the bat manufacture what the proper charge/regime is for the bats that you purchased from them.
Oh and by the way, if ya want to combine bats of different styles, whether gel/agm/fla or size, then you better think 2'wce.
i don't hold any value in the ACR's! when we are talking about different sized bats(banks), and different styles of LA's....even though they are all LA's.