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Old 17-01-2015, 09:46   #1
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Does this hurt my batteries?

i have a house bank of 4 AGM 8d batteries (245 amp hours each) - the boat is currently docked and undergoing an extensive refit- the batteries are hooked up to a float charger and likely to be not used for anything for the next 12 months or so- is it ok to leave them this way? disconnect them completely? what is the right thing here - the batteries are brand new and i would like for them to still be usable when the boat starts cruising in 18-24 months. Any advice would be appreciated- thanks
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Old 17-01-2015, 09:57   #2
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Re: Does this hurt my batteries?

The float charger is fine.

The best strategy would have been to wait until just before you were ready to launch the boat to buy new batteries.
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