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Gray
Geoff Z wrote:
Here is where I see the difference and wondering the affect on AGM? An old school charger simply puts a constant trickle charge on 24/7/365. Which we all know without dispute cuts the lifespan of a flooded battery in half. What would happen to an AGM lifespan when installed with that same style charger? In older 4000 and 5000 series generators with a trickle charger does it make sense to spend the extra money on AGM?


Everything that I have researched regarding AGM's is that their construction/chemistry definitely prefers a constant micro-processor based charging algorithm. Not a "trickle charger" but a battery "maintainer" that constantly "tastes" the battery and adjusts the charge to maintain battery optimum health.
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Geoff Z
Does the "smart charger" on the Evolution (Sync on my Honeywell) require manual setting for AGM's, or does it function like a true "Smart" device and adapt to what it discovers upon first analysis? (That is how the Deltran brand Battery Tender's operate.) If not, is there an end user selection available to switch the on-board charger to AGM?

I do not see an option to change to AGM charging on the Navigation Menu in the owners manual. One of our techs may be able to answer if there is a setting in the dealer access section of the controller.
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Geoff Z
Gray wrote:


Everything that I have researched regarding AGM's is that their construction/chemistry definitely prefers a constant micro-processor based charging algorithm. Not a "trickle charger" but a battery "maintainer" that constantly "tastes" the battery and adjusts the charge to maintain battery optimum health.


That is how I have understood it as well.
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Peddler
I think the Evolution controller will detect the battery type.
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