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Low mileage Polo - can I use an AGM battery?

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Low mileage Polo - can I use an AGM battery?

Post by goldnet » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:47 pm


My 4 year old battery needs replacing. My lovely 96 Polo is rarely used and, of course, requires regular charging to keep enough charge to start it!

I read AGM batteries hold their charge longer and are not so damaged by charging/depletion and, as well as stop/start vehicles, are also suitable for low mileage use.

Can I simply fit one to my Polo? Anyone have any recommendations?

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Re: Low mileage Polo - can I use an AGM battery?

Post by alexperkins » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:46 am

AGM charging is completely different to lead acid charging. The battery needs digital management which the 6N does not have

If you dont drive it regularly, get a normal lead acid battery, and stick the car on a trickle charger

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