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Old 21-06-2008, 19:24   #1
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Odyssey Batteries

Although I am hoping that the recent deep discharge that was sustained by my gel cells haven't killed them (I haven't returned to the boat yet, so I don't know), I've been reading about these Odyssey batteries. They sound impressive. Nigel Calder's recent article (thanks to Gord for the link) certainly sounded good.

Has anyone used them? Any comments?

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Old 21-06-2008, 19:52   #2
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One deep discharge won't destroy the batteries. It may have shortend the lifespan but probably not fatally.

Here is the other bad news. Battery chemistry was pretty much old news 40 years ago. There really are no new magic batteries on the market. There is however a lot more ways to make you think there is. The price of lead has gone nuts in the past few years and battery prices are through the roof - for all of types. I would be a little bit skeptical of anything that claims to be "new" or somehow significantly different. If you price them out you will find they are about the same as any other premium battery. It's not to say anything negative about them but there is nothing new about batteries.
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I have some first hand experience with the Odyssey batteries and I have been very impressed. But they are expensive and you can replace your batteries a couple of times for the cost.
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