AGM

Have done a search and can't find anything recent.
Need to buy 2 x 120ah batteries for our slide on camper....budget won't strecth to Lithium.
So many brands out there, are they much the same and just shop on price, or are some brands worth spending a few extra $$ on?
Cheers
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 21:57

Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 21:57
I have a 105ah Giant agm from Aussie Batteries 4yrs old gets used a lot still good. Just checked their site they have 2 x 120ah Giants $498 or 2 x 130ah Eclipe same price.
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Follow Up By: Member - Racey - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 09:30

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 09:30
I second the Giant brand.Giant batteries
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 22:19

Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 22:19
http://www.batteryvalue.com.au
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 21:44
A word of caution.
A genuine 100Ah AGM (measured at the 20hr rate) weighs 30kg.
If you are offered something that is not 30kg per 100Ah, it is probably not the capacity it claims to be.
Does not matter what the brand is.
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:02

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:02
Off topic totally, but a neighbour of mine says he saw you rig down our way on the Fleurieu.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:17

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:17
Currently at Rapid Bay :)
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:39

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:39
About 10km past our place..kettles on and beer in fridge if you are coming past at some stage.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:45

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:45
Much obliged :)
Fishery Beach and Deep Creek tomorrow.
Can we still drive from Fishery up through to Tallisker or are the gates locked?
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:47

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:47
Sorry, not sure on that one.
Daryl
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:50

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 22:50
Never mind, we will go and find out....
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 18:26

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 18:26
Nope. Locked gates. :(
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Bricky - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 18:42

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 18:42
Bugger, where to next?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 21:26

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 21:26
You can drive a long way down from Tallisker towards the ocean, but can't get out to Fishery. We explored the old mine works.
Currently in Cobbler Hill camp ground in Deep Creek CP.
Heading east on Saturday, maybe to Hindmarsh Island.
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Peter
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:43

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:43
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 14:12

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 14:12
If you were to buy Fullriver say over Lithium you'd be surprised the price difference is not as great as you think. 120AH Lithium from Itech world around $850 they will move for 2 on price. If you consider the longer life potential of Lithium etc and advantages then price evens out easily IMO. Having said that I understand initial price is an issue too and I wouldn't spend big bucks on AGM and would buy something like what 4WD Supacentre sell 115ah for around $300. I think you are going to spend $450 for a Fullriver 120AH as a comparison. I have the Fullriver 120's on a boat coming up to my 5th year all good. I also use Lithium in separate applications and love their features
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 20:42

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 20:42
Agree with you Terra,
Full river may be good but if you can stretch the budget to pay that , I’d stretch to lithium. There’s a lot of agm’s down under the 300 mark probably worth a go too.
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Follow Up By: Members - Bow - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 07:02

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 07:02
Have you considered using one lithium instead of two AGM battery’s
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 21:47

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 at 21:47
Bricky .
The standout AGM battery is the Fullriver but they are expensive .
Still a lot cheaper than a quality Lithium battery .
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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 09:16

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 09:16
When I last purchased AGMs (for the vehicle) I was told to look at alternatives to Fullriver which were as good but not the same pricing. I settled on Remco -recommended by a marine supplier who also supplies Fullriver. That was eight years ago, both AGMs are still going strong, still charging and discharging fine (despite an issue mid last year where I let them go below 12v- my fault- and they have since resurrected). I have recently replaced them with Lithiums but I have checked the charge again this week and they are sitting on 12.72 (after running a fridge overnight then being recharged).

I have yet to see evidence of Fullriver being consistently better or longer lived than most other quality AGMs yet there seems to be a push to suggest they are superior- usually by those who have purchased Fullriver. Not to suggest they are wrong, just suggesting you look at the evidence before committing.

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Mark
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 14:08

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 14:08
Fullriver was also bought out of the USA and moved to China 10 years ago. Yes, they were a go to battery. Our supplier does not think that is the case any more.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 16:57

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 at 16:57
Have had Remco and Fullriver under the bonnet of the Prado. Both good batteries. Usually ditch them after 4 years and replace. If in WA Challenge Batteries do a good price on Fullriver if pensioner, senior or RAC member.
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Follow Up By: Neihoh - Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 at 17:27

Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 at 17:27
silkwood, anyone, is there a Lithium manufacturer you would suggest?
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 09:23

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 09:23
If you check Autoelecau online, they have a 2 for 1 sale, I just bought 2 x 135ah AGM batteries & only paid $29.95 freight for the second battery.
In response to an above post, they weigh 34kg.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 17:23

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 17:23
I had Ozcharge AGMs that after 5 years had 80% capacity. They were charged off the alternator for most of their life (ie. not fully).

Replaced with Autoelec 110Ah. One year on they appear to be doing fine.
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Reply By: Bricky - Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 19:32

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 19:32
Thanks for the replies....all very helpful.
Will probably go for a decent quality AGM.
Looking at Victron. I have a 12/12/30 charger, and a 100/20 controller, both of which I think are good products, so guessing their batteries should be ok as well.
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Reply By: Neihoh - Saturday, Feb 01, 2020 at 17:30

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