Systems & Propulsion
PS explores why our batteries dont last as long as we had hoped.
In recent years, the popularity of absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries has soared, yet few owners truly know how to take care of them. If you want to get your moneys worth out of a new AGM battery or battery bank, it should be installed as a systemnot simply dropped in as a replacement for flooded batteries.
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