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Old 02-03-2020, 09:44   #1
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Trojan TE105 vs TE35

Looks like we might be up for new batteries.

We Dont have a sealed compartment, so the popular Trojan TE105s I presume is out (they arent sealed are they?)

What are the TE35 gel batteries like - I couldn't determine if they have the same reputation, or does Trojan only excel in the Wet Lead Acid range?
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Re: Trojan TE105 vs TE35

The TE35 says it is flooded, not Gel

http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf

There is nothing in my search under TE-105, only T-105 or T-105-re for flooded or Motive T105-agm.

https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t105-agm/


I've no experience with Trojan AGMs or Gels, and did not even know they made Gel batteries.
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Re: Trojan TE105 vs TE35

Look into agm batteries. Lifeline is tops in reputation, firefly oasis is expensive, but impressive psoc performance. Both discussed in detail here on the forum.

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The TE35 says it is flooded, not Gel

http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf

There is nothing in my search under TE-105, only T-105 or T-105-re for flooded or Motive T105-agm.

https://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t105-agm/


I've no experience with Trojan AGMs or Gels, and did not even know they made Gel batteries.
TE-105 - typo: T-105.

Yes they make a GEL:

https://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/da...ata_Sheets.pdf

TE35-GEL.
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Look into agm batteries. Lifeline is tops in reputation, firefly oasis is expensive, but impressive psoc performance. Both discussed in detail here on the forum.

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Yes AGM does seem cheaper - is that at the expense of cycles (life?).

Anyone got any experience with Fullriver AGM's? (Those other brands are nice as you say too)
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Re: Trojan TE105 vs TE35

I went with AGM's because I didn't want to worry about water levels and other lead acid maintenance issues. However, I'm a perfect candidate for AGM's because my boat sits in a slip on shore power every time I come back from sailing. So they stay charged up all the time, which is important for their health. That said, I have a set of LifeLine's that are stickly house batteries I bought before the 2013 season. They're going great, stay on the boat all winter and are ready to go in Spring.
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Re: Trojan TE105 vs TE35

Have I been missing something all these years? What's the issue with non-sealed batteries and lack of enclosed compartment? What kind of enclosure would this be? Maybe it's hydrogen evolution. I have begun to wonder about my CO alarms.
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Re: Trojan TE105 vs TE35

I have 4 Fall River 6 volt batteries for over five years with no problems yielding apx 200 amps at 12 volts. They are losing some power so may be time to buy them again. I would recommend them.
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I have 4 Fall River 6 volt batteries for over five years with no problems yielding apx 200 amps at 12 volts. They are losing some power so may be time to buy them again. I would recommend them.
Thats really interesting since the local guy wants to sell me 4 Fullriver 6v batteries, so probably the same (except 5 years worth of improvements).

They a bit cheaper compared to the Trojan gels, but not the absolute cheapest on the market - somewhere in the middle. Good to hear that the brand is "OK" 5 years is maybe a bit on the short side - 7 years would be better.
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Have I been missing something all these years? What's the issue with non-sealed batteries and lack of enclosed compartment? What kind of enclosure would this be? Maybe it's hydrogen evolution. I have begun to wonder about my CO alarms.
Many people don't, but you batteries should be in a vented compartment, as they give of hydrogen sulfide, maybe hydrogen and other nasties. Mainly when charging I believe.

ABYC standards call for it - many don't.

The box I think is to protect from spilled liquid.

They need to be strapped down in the event of a roll, not to stop the acid coming out - but the batteries flying all over the show.
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