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battery agms which ones

Postby GEORGE D. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:00 pm

looking to get three new boat batteries in agms group 27 no room to go bigger which brand is the best agms on the market thanks george

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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby birdman920 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:01 pm

Northstar”!.....

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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby drew » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:13 pm

Northstar or their re-labeled batteries, Odyssey, Batteries Plus X2, Cabelas X-900, Drakon.

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Postby Rich hamilton » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:58 pm

George,

Take a look at the interstate 27's at costco. Great price, best return policy in the industry.
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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby Trace » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:56 pm

I have. had great luck with deka agm. Kevin at code 3 batteries in valley springs has them. Great price and they last me years.

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Postby GEORGE D. » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:46 pm

thanks will be looking at those how many years can you get on north star

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Postby DanIsaac » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:33 pm

Impactbattery.com Northstar for sure! Most have 3 yr warranty.
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Postby GEORGE D. » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:34 am

thanks everyone for the help one more question will the dual pro professional series 15 amp 3 bank charger charge up the north star batteries thank you george

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Postby Rich hamilton » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:06 pm

George,

Best to call dual pro customer service and provide serial/model number. I was very happy with their customer service.

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Postby DanIsaac » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:40 pm

GEORGE D. wrote:thanks everyone for the help one more question will the dual pro professional series 15 amp 3 bank charger charge up the north star batteries thank you george


ABSOLUTELY....
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Postby scottsweet » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:28 pm

I have talked about batteries many times here. Odyssey batteries are the only batteries that use new lead with a 4 year warranty. I can provide a coupon to save you 20% on your purchase from the factory, plus free shipping. They have been proven many times as the best AGM batteries money can buy.

Yes, I am sponsored, but I can say not only have I, but many pros use Odyssey's if they are staying with lead based batteries.

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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby dvkawboy » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:25 pm

Northstar/X2 . Odessey would be second choice.

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Postby clum553946 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:54 am

Odyssey made by Northstar?

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Postby Fishfreq » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:31 am

clum553946 wrote:Odyssey made by Northstar?


I'm gonna guess Odyssey is NOT made by Northstar or visa-versa, because their batt group sizes and cases do not match at all. Odyssey has ODD sizes. Northstar DOES make the X2 Power Premium that you can buy from Batteries Plus Bulbs stores (10% off when you buy online and sometimes they have a $30 mail-in rebate on top of that).

I'm shopping for batteries too. Found the price gap is closing between the 'cheap' (Lol) AGM's and the high-end ones, making it more of a 'no brainer' to stay with the good ones. I'd shopped Odyssey hard but just can't swing (fit) these MASSIVE 78 lb Group 31 batteries vs their next size down group 34 that 49 lbs. They make a 69# group 31 but I wanted a group 27 crank and 3 group 24 trolling motor batteries (for weight) and those just miss. Northstar/X2 do make the standard sizes. These batteries are so darn heavy compared to other AGM batteries because of their 'virgin lead' (Odyssey) pure lead (99% pure) rather than cheaper lighter lead alloy AGM batteries. The class is Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries (TPPL). It makes a difference.

I've had fantastic results with the Northstar and rebranded versions (dual-pro, X2), when maintained (charged) they last 7-8 yrs. Did that with a good ol heavy transformer CSI Dual Pro charger BUT research shows that they do need charging at different voltage levels and supposedly multi-stage chargers are better. If you check out Professional Mariner's light-weight solid-state 'Pro' series chargers they have a charge setting for AGM, and then they have ANOTHER charge setting for high-end AGM like Odyssey. Anyone vouch for those Pro Mariner chargers?

There's ONE MORE TPPL AGM battery I've wanted to get my paws on and it's called Fullriver AGM, but ONLY their Full Throttle AGM is supposedly 'pure lead'. Heard they're less expensive than the other HP AGM's...? They come in std sizes too. They look like a Northstar rebrand. Hard to get any real info on these, supposedly distributed by Battery Systems, Modesto, however I can't find local dealers? I'll call them this week and report back...
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Postby Fishfreq » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:44 am

scottsweet wrote:Yes, I am sponsored, but I can say not only have I, but many pros use Odyssey's if they are staying with lead based batteries.

If you have any questions, drop me a line at 818-448-3366.


Scott, which Odyssey's get closest to the group 24 and group 27 sizes, and which exact models do you use, and for what?
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Postby drew » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:23 am

Northstar and Odyssey are the same. So is the Cabelas, Dihard Plat, Batteries Plus X2 and Drakon. Same cases same construction and pure lead. I have had several Odyssey's and Northstars. The reason to buy one over the other is the warranty and price.

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Postby Fishfreq » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 am

drew wrote:Northstar and Odyssey are the same. So is the Cabelas, Dihard Plat, Batteries Plus X2 and Drakon. Same cases same construction and pure lead. I have had several Odyssey's and Northstars. The reason to buy one over the other is the warranty and price.


They are NOT the same Drew, I'm real certain: I can't vouch for who makes what except that Northstar makes the X2 Power AGM that Batteries Plus Bulbs sells, but Cabela's, Diehard, Optima, Autozone, Deka (and so forth) are NOT thin plate pure lead (TPPL) like Odyssey, Northstar, X2, and some others I've never heard of like Full Throttle. TPPL's have lasted me over 7 yrs of hard use. Worth the upsell.

There's a big difference: cheaper AGM's are lead alloy, could be recycled lead, and they're lighter weight because of that for the exact same size. Lift them next to each other and you'll see.

TPPL's are different because they behave well in BOTH deep cycle and starting situations, and put out massive MCA's. You're gonna pay for it, but IF you use the right charger, they will last a LONG time. The lead-alloy AGM's are typically thicker plate for deep cycle OR thin for crank power, not as good at BOTH. That's a big clue when you're shopping and they don't mention TPPL.

I've had decent results with the cheaper lead alloy AGM's, last a long time too, but my Duramax diesel truck isn't liking the (cheaper) AutoZone AGM's I bought (7 yrs ago), just not enough CCA's.

That being said, anyone onto a fair priced TPPL battery line please share! I need some ASAP. I may go TPPL for my crank battery and cheaper lead-alloy for TM 36 volt, and hopefully in 2-3 years lightweight varieties of Lithium batteries will be a little more affordable. Currently investigating Fullriver's Full Throttle's TPPL AGM line but can't find where to buy them... I'll try anything, twice!
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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby drew » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am

Nice long winded post. You need to do more homework. The specific batteries that I posted are made by Northstar. They are all TPPL batteries. I have verified this through the regional sales person for Northstar and physically. I just replaced my grp31 Odyssey with a Northstar and they were identical except for color. FWIW there are only three US based battery manufacturers which are Johnson Controls, East Penn Deka and Northstar.

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Postby Fishfreq » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:12 pm

GEORGE D. wrote:thanks everyone for the help one more question will the dual pro professional series 15 amp 3 bank charger charge up the north star batteries thank you george


I've used the CSI Dual Pro 15 amp on my Northstars and they lasted 7-8 yrs year round weekend warrior tournament fishing. Excellent charger. There's a Pro Mariner charger that has a special mode for high-quality AGM's BUT I don't know how much better it could work?
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Postby Fishfreq » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:07 pm

drew wrote:Nice long winded post. You need to do more homework. The specific batteries that I posted are made by Northstar. They are all TPPL batteries. I have verified this through the regional sales person for Northstar and physically. I just replaced my grp31 Odyssey with a Northstar and they were identical except for color. FWIW there are only three US based battery manufacturers which are Johnson Controls, East Penn Deka and Northstar.


I'm not going to get into a big pissin' match over which are TPPL and which are lead alloy batteries Drew, I'm saying AGM's are not all created equally, not even by the same manufacturer. You'll see it first in the price discrepancies. Then you'll notice the LACK of mentioning pure lead, then you'll occasionally see that it's a 'deep cycle' application, not 'dual purpose', but many deep cycle lead alloy AGM batteries have decent MCA's, so they call them dual purpose.

Don't take my word for it. Yes the Cabela's X-9000 is TPPL, but Cabela's 'Advanced Angler AGM battery' is not: https://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS ... QAWidgetID

First off, it's cheap. I can't believe that I'm now calling $219.99 cheap, but it is compared to the TPPL batteries. Look at it's description and it's explanation of 'agm'. Nothing there AT ALL about Pure Lead or Thin Plate AGM Tech. Warranties are usually lighter for lead alloy BUT that varies because a longer warranty can be put on either variety if they build that into the price.

Here's another example I'm copying directly off Odyssey's website http://blog.odysseybattery.com/2017/05/faq-the-different-types-of-batteries-and-benefits-the-odyssey-battery-tppl-agm-design/:

AGM battery:
There are two types of AGM batteries – lead-calcium and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL).
Lead-calcium: Lead-calcium AGM batteries have many of the operating limitations of the flooded, wet cell battery, but without the hazardous issues. They are single purpose in function and design. The “SLI” design – starting, lighting and ignition – is pulse starting, but cannot be deep cycled. Doing so would shorten service life dramatically. Lead-calcium “deep cycle” batteries are also single purpose by design in that they support deep discharging, and have a specific deep discharge cycle rating. Their thick plates don’t allow for pulse starting power like the SLI design.
TPPL: TPPL AGM batteries are dual purpose, have the highest CCA ratings and deep cycle at 400 cycles to 80% depth of discharge. They can be fast charged, and discharged, in the range of -40°F (-40°F) to 176°F (80°C) provide 10-12 years of float service and, best of all, do not fail catastrophically. TPPL AGM batteries are certified environmentally friendly as non-hazardous and non-spillable by US-DOT and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby drew » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:26 pm

I never said that all agm batteries were the same or were made by Northstar. I said that
specifc tppl agm’s were all made by the same manufacturer.

North Star
Odyssey
Cabelas
Batteries Plus X2
Drakon
DieHard Platinum - no longer available.

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Re: battery agms which ones

Postby Fishfreq » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:31 am

scottsweet wrote:I have talked about batteries many times here. Odyssey batteries are the only batteries that use new lead with a 4 year warranty. I can provide a coupon to save you 20% on your purchase from the factory, plus free shipping. They have been proven many times as the best AGM batteries money can buy.

Yes, I am sponsored, but I can say not only have I, but many pros use Odyssey's if they are staying with lead based batteries.

If you have any questions, drop me a line at 818-448-3366.


I'd like to take you up on this Scott, because that's a huge break on prices, brings that Odyssey down below Northstar I think? But what model is Odyssey's group 27? Should I just use the 31M-800? Weight-wise real close, 69 lbs. Looks like the ticket...
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