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frater_secessus [too much battery]
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frater_secessus [wrong kind of battery]
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 First off, **very few vandwellers [[opinion:​frater_secessus:​the_case_for_agm|actually need]] [[electrical:​12v:​deep_cycle_battery#​agm|AGM]] batteries**.((yes,​ there are [[https://​boondockplan.wordpress.com/​2019/​10/​22/​backchannel-agm-for-vandwellers/#​exceptions|exceptions]])) ​ AGM  cost 2x as much as flooded batteries, generally have lower capacity, and require [[electrical:​12v:​charging#​charging_agm_batteries|charging regimens]] vandwellers usually can't or won't provide. ​ I blame the fad on social media and people thinking that "more expensive == better"​. ​ But for the love of doG if you need AGM to make your Insta pop, at least get real deep cycles (see below). First off, **very few vandwellers [[opinion:​frater_secessus:​the_case_for_agm|actually need]] [[electrical:​12v:​deep_cycle_battery#​agm|AGM]] batteries**.((yes,​ there are [[https://​boondockplan.wordpress.com/​2019/​10/​22/​backchannel-agm-for-vandwellers/#​exceptions|exceptions]])) ​ AGM  cost 2x as much as flooded batteries, generally have lower capacity, and require [[electrical:​12v:​charging#​charging_agm_batteries|charging regimens]] vandwellers usually can't or won't provide. ​ I blame the fad on social media and people thinking that "more expensive == better"​. ​ But for the love of doG if you need AGM to make your Insta pop, at least get real deep cycles (see below).
  
-Secondly, **there are very few actual 12v lead chemistry deep cycle batteries**. ​ Those that do exist are on the high end (Rolls, Odyssey,​Lifeline),​ are very heavy and very $$$.  Deep cycle batteries have seriously thick lead plates which are too heavy for humans to carry in 12v configurations.((the thick places are the reason they can tolerate deep cycling)) ​ For this reason, **most real deep cycle lead batteries are 6v and run in serial for 12v**.+Secondly, **there are very few actual 12v lead chemistry deep cycle batteries**. ​ Those that do exist are on the high end (Rolls, Odyssey, Lifeline, Trojan), are very heavy and very $$$.  Deep cycle batteries have seriously thick lead plates which are too heavy for humans to carry in 12v configurations.((the thick places are the reason they can tolerate deep cycling)) ​ For this reason, **most real deep cycle lead batteries are 6v and run in serial for 12v**.
  
 Third, you are unlikely to find a real deep cycle battery at a walmart or auto parts store. ​ Third, you are unlikely to find a real deep cycle battery at a walmart or auto parts store. ​
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