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    !!0 amp were £70 at Shepton this weekend which is as cheap as they come now.Bought 3 last week at £70 each after a lot of haggling but came with 2 year guarantee and the seller is on my doorstep if I have a problem.
    With batteries its always best to pay a bit moor if the seller is close by. Guarantees are the next best thing to useless if you have to travel 200 miles to change a £70 battery.
     
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    Mmm but how cheap? and will you fit under my seat?:Laughing:
     
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    Very interesting, I have just bought a 80 amp AGM Banner Battery as part of a trio (3 @ 80 amp) The main reason I chose this model as a replacement, was it sized in Amp wise with the present one;s and the only one I could source that fitted under the Drivers seat with restricted height.
    The other two are GEL totally sealed, (AGM is a upgrade from GEL)
    I bought this straight from the factory with a six year warranty for £150.
    It replaces a Gel which was 9 years old.
    Best Regards, Mac
     
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    i believe AGM and GEL have different charging characteristics so you may have problems later with either the GEL or AGM failing early due to incorrect charging.
     
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    Hi Pappa,

    That's true, that's why I invested in a 'Stirling' charger' a while ago, as you will know they are great on multible charging they regulate the charging to each battery as required by monitering in/out/put as required and in doing so protects each battery. Ithink that's why I got 9 years out of the one I replaced.
    The way prices are rising for fuel I have set my stall out to try and be independant, using a decent inverter with solar powerI have not used site electrics for 15 yrs. Its called being 'Yorkshire'
    Best Regards, Mac
     
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