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Peter, on Apr 09, 2013 asked:

What does AGM battery stand for and what are 6L16’s?

AGM stands for absorbed glass mat battery. It's still a lead acid battery. The only difference is the electrolyte is suspended in a glass mat instead of liquid like a flooded battery. L16 is the size of a battery. It has a similar footprint to a golf cart battery except the height is 16 inches versus of 11 inches. Generally they provide double the amp-hours without increasing their footprint.