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What does AGM stand for?

It stands for Absorbed Glass Mat, the type of separator used in all Lifeline® AGM batteries.

What does AGM stand for?2018-12-19T18:55:11+00:00

What is the difference between AGM batteries and Gel batteries?

Both AGM and Gel batteries utilize oxygen recombination and pressure relief valves to minimize water loss and allow maintenance-free operation. That is where the similarities end. AGM batteries have the advantage of being mountable in any orientation without capacity loss, have lower internal impedance to support high load currents, and have better capacity at lower [...]

What is the difference between AGM batteries and Gel batteries?2018-12-19T18:55:11+00:00

Why should I choose Lifeline® AGM batteries?

Concorde has been supplying Lifeline® AGM batteries to the marine and recreational vehicle marketplace for over 20 years, providing excellent performance, reliability and life. With this long history and wide variety of successful applications, prospective customers are assured that Lifeline® AGM batteries have proven themselves over and over again.

Why should I choose Lifeline® AGM batteries?2015-12-29T17:46:58+00:00

What depth of discharge should be used when sizing a battery?

To get the best cycle life, the average depth of discharge should be as low as possible. Concorde recommends the average depth of discharge to be no greater than 50% of the battery's 20 hour rating.

What depth of discharge should be used when sizing a battery?2015-12-29T17:41:18+00:00

What is the maximum number of batteries that can be connected in parallel?

There is no theoretical limit to the number of batteries that can be connected in parallel. As more batteries are paralleled together, the risk of one faulty battery affecting the entire battery bank increases. Depending on the criticality of the application, there may be a need to isolate each battery or battery string for fault [...]

What is the maximum number of batteries that can be connected in parallel?2015-12-29T17:41:25+00:00

Can Lifeline® AGM batteries be installed in sealed containers?

NO! Do not install Lifeline® AGM batteries in a sealed container or enclosure. During storage, charging, or discharging hydrogen gas can be released and must be ventilated to prevent the possibility of ignition and/or explosion.

Can Lifeline® AGM batteries be installed in sealed containers?2015-12-29T17:40:08+00:00

How can I tell if my battery is fully charged?

For a battery at room temperature, it can be considered fully charged with the charging current falls below 0.5A per 100Ah of rated capacity. The open circuit voltage (after at least 4 hours of rest) will be 2.17 volts per cell or higher (13.0 volts for a 12-volt battery), regardless of the battery temperature.

How can I tell if my battery is fully charged?2015-12-29T17:40:17+00:00

What causes some batteries to have convex or concave end walls?

Lifeline® AGM batteries contain a pressure relief valve (PRV) that prevents excessive pressure buildup when the battery is being charged, and automatically reseals once the pressure is released. A slight bulge in the battery container (convex end walls) can appear when the internal pressure is above the surrounding atmospheric pressure but not enough to open [...]

What causes some batteries to have convex or concave end walls?2015-12-29T17:40:25+00:00

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