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Old 12-06-2013, 10:42   #1
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Another B O A T moment - batteries kaput ???

OK , so, the PO fitted 4 huge Oddyssey gelcel type batteries, and it looks like the next one has has also failed , leaving me with 2 that are not coping ???

I am currently in Corfu , was thin king of possibly popping back to Levkas to find a supplier ? will check on Gouvia tomorrow - but has anybody out there got any recent battery purchases they can share with me

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We had dealings with the Trojan dealer in Athens. Bought our starting batteries from him. Delivered to us in the Argolic Gulf with no problems, prices reasonable.


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Old 20-06-2013, 15:48   #3
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Tricky.

I'd check Gouvia for options first, but you KNOW it won't be quick.

Let us know how it works out.
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OK , so, the PO fitted 4 huge Oddyssey gelcel type batteries, and it looks like the next one has has also failed , leaving me with 2 that are not coping ???

I am currently in Corfu , was thin king of possibly popping back to Levkas to find a supplier ? will check on Gouvia tomorrow - but has anybody out there got any recent battery purchases they can share with me

Kris

I don't think Odyssey makes gel cell batteries, only absorbed glass mat (AGM). You might want to check the charger to be sure it's on an AGM (if it has one) or a lead-acid setting, not on the gel setting.

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Re: Another B O A T moment - batteries kaput ???

thanks for replies....

Update :- managed to get 4 x 135 AH acid batteries for 450 , they are italian make - got them from the sparky at the local Volvo dealership.

they fit OK and we are up and running

Ahh yes , not gel , AGM , still have the disadvantage of not being able to see if they have a problem ???

first thing I dis with the new batteries is check the SG.

I think these will be cheaper option and less life than a better battery - but that suits us at present.

Kris - waiting for another BOAT moment ???
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I don't think Odyssey makes gel cell batteries, only absorbed glass mat (AGM) ... -Chris
ODYSSEY batteries are AGM type.

Constant voltage portable charger parameters:

Standby, per 12V battery 13.5-13.8V no current limit required

Cyclic, per 12V battery (16-hour recharge) 14.4-14.8V no current limit required

Typical deep-cycle life at 25C/77F
at a 5-hour rate 400 cycles at 80% DOD

Typical service life at 25C/77F Medium to heavy duty usage – 3+ years
Light duty usage – 5+ years

ODYSSEY Batteries - Marine Specifications
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