Connecting different AH batterries?

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  1. mickymouse

    mickymouse Funster

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    Hi can any funster advise me if it is OK to connect a Banner 95AH AGM battery to a Banner 80/90AH lead Acid battery (leak-proof) the reason I ask is that I have the 95ah AGM battery and a new one is nearly twice the price of the lead acid one.
    Any advice appreciated
    Mickymouse
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    No different battery types cannot be used together as their charging requirements are different
    The AH is not the issue
     
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    +1 on Andy's post, batteries of the same type, voltage and condition can be parallelled, the ampere-hours ratings should be as close as possible but do not have to be axactly matching.

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    Sorry Peter.....ah difference does not matter....condition, age and voltage do matter.
    The charger and electrical system only see a mix of different battery capacities as one large battery.

    95ah plus 100ah plus 80ah.....1 x 275ah battery
     
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