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Old 03-04-2019, 10:42   #61
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Re: Should I go AGM or Gel?

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Note. If to store long-term at home. On blocks of wood works well, on metal grates ok too, on direct concrete floors doesn't work well with battery health. Can't remember reason why.

The reason batteries discharge when stored on concrete is that the creosote coated wood case isn't an exceptional insulator and current leaks through it and then through the concrete.


Of course, we haven't used creosote coated wood cases in a century or so, but sage advice dies slowly...
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