Originally Posted by boatpoker
Hydrogen is the lightest know element and will go straight up which is why there are restrictions on what electrical equipment can be mounted above a battery.
As to AGM's bursting, over charging from a faulty or cheap charger or improperly set charger or internal fault in the battery itself.
There is a reason ABYC holds AGM, GEL and conventional wet cells to the same standard as evidenced by the AGM shown in the photo below.
While I could move the sealed ignition protected charger and outlet to meet the standard, the risk factor of a spark in my application is near absolute zero. If I took the risk factor of a spark to be significant, I would have to move the batteries as the motor brushes spark every
time the bow thruster is used. Which do you think poses a greater risk?
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