Originally Posted by sailinglegend
What is your source of this comment - references
All else being equal, AGM
are less robust than flooded, quality FLA stand up to all kinds of abuse better and last longer.
If you aren't going to properly care for your bank, you won't get your money's worth, should just get flooded.
Unless the high CAR or sideways mounting is required, or the lower maintenance
is worth the much higher cost.
Sail's just one authority but one I thoroughly respect
> The importance of getting back to 100% SOC, as often as possible, can not be over emphasized. Here Lifeline Battery
is referring to the "walk down" effect of PSOC use (partial state of charge cycling). By not recharging to 100%, as often as possible, your Ah capacity will gradually "walk down" as sulfation becomes permanent and ruins them.
> For more information on the effects of PSOC cycling AGM batteries
see the May 2015 and August 2015 issues of Practical Sailor Magazine.