AGM batteries and equalization charge?

39 Posts
Dec 21, 2009 09:30 pm
AGM batteries and equalization charge?

I'm setting up a system with Haze AGM batteries and an Ampair mini hydro (UW100).  Unfortunately the only charge controller produced and recommended by Ampair for their hydro is set to automatically periodically give an equalization charge of 14.4V to the batteries (this function can not be disabled).  My Haze documentation states that the max charge for their batteries is 14.4V.  Will this periodic equalization charge harm my batteries?  I know AGM batteries are not supposed to be equalized, but that's the only charge controller designed for my hydro, and the voltage IS within the max specs for the batteries.  What do you think?
1 Posts
Dec 22, 2009 04:19 pm
Re: AGM batteries and equalization charge?

According to one of the techs at Concord/Lifeline when I asked this question of them (I have a Progressive Dynamics converter) no this only assures a full charge and does not hurt the battery.

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