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Old 10-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by rochepoint View Post
Here is what the Freedom 20 manual says:

Advanced AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Batteries
This battery is lead acid but maintenance-free. The performance is similar
to gel cell batteries. The charge parameters are similar to wet cell batteries.
Originally Posted by ranger42c View Post
Our charger is old enough to only have two settings: lead-acid and gel. The manual says to use the lead-acid setting for AGMs.

All-righty-then, wet cell settings it will be. Thanks guys

So, to tie a nice tidy bow around my understanding of this (don't get your hopes up!) the AGM's fast charge rate is it's ability to absorb a charge faster, not as a function of the charger 'pushing' a higher load into it...right?
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