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Old 26-11-2014, 21:50   #1
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New Solar array battery consideration

We are installing a 250W panel on our Yamaha 30;

HES-250// 250Wp // 60-Cell Poly-Crystalline Solar Module

Morningstar’s Remote Meter (RM-1)

Morningstar’s SunSaver MPPT solar controller TrakStar



Our starter battery is a 24M-10 Year 2002, and our cabin battery is 24DC-140 2008. What is the advantage of buying the HTML Code:
Deka 8A27 Absorbed Glass Matt 92 AHr Solar Battery
for the cabin circuit, over a regular deep cycle battery for half the price?
The starter battery I'll probably get from Costco??

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Old 27-11-2014, 09:54   #2
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Re: New Solar array battery consideration

OK. I've been told that the Deka battery won't work well with the starter battery as its cycling numbers won't hold up to starting abuse.
Sooooo, I need advice on a top quality AGM battery for the cabin circuit?
Suggestions please?
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Re: New Solar array battery consideration

Look up trojan. best brand. You pay a bit more, but they last far longer. Second to that I would just get interstate. Check your controller - the charge levels have to be different levels for agm. I have a genasun controller that is right for flooded. I would have to send it back to be reprogrammed or buy another one if I got gam batteries for my house bank. I prefer flooded - I know how they function and they last well...
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Thank you! We bought a Trojan 24 AGM down in Victoria yesterday for $249 Canadian, and with tax it came to $276.
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