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(tranquil music) - Hi, Jeff Cote here with Pacific Yacht Systems. What we're going to talk about next is the differences between flooded lead-acid batteries. The two major types of batteries you can choose from are flooded lead-acid started batteries, deep cycle batteries and seal valve regulated AGM batteries. Like the Firefly AGM right here. As a boater, you got to make a decision what type of battery you need on your boat. And one of the questions you're going to ask yourself is how much space do you have on your boat to put batteries? And how much weight you can allow on your boat to put batteries? When you think about AGM batteries. The one main benefit of an AGM battery over a flooded lead-acid battery is that you actually need less of these AGM batteries to meet the same equivalent capacity, usable capacity as a flooded lead-acid battery. So that's one of the differentiators when boaters are trying to decide am I gonna go with flooded lead-acid or AGM? Which one an I going to take? If you want more capacity? You're actually gonna go with an AGM battery. The other thing too that's interesting to think about is how are you okay with maintaining your flooded lead-acid batteries? Because an AGM battery X is actually seal valve regulating meaning there's no electrolyte, there's nothing for you to top off. If you're using your boat a lot, especially in the summer, you should be looking at your electrolyte levels on your boat probably once a month. Now this varies depending on the depth of discharge of your batteries, but on average, you probably gonna be looking at that maintenance and that level of your battery once a month. If you don't keep up that maintenance, your batteries will be permanently damaged. So that's something that you've got to ask yourself as a boater. Am I okay with maintaining my flooded lead-acid batteries with top off. The other thing too is that a AGM battery is seal valve regulating, meaning that it does not emit a lot of gassing when it's being charged. So depending on where the battery is located, we've had some motors where these batteries are looking under a bed, they're gonna be a lot more comfortable with an AGM battery located under their bed in a sailboat than they would with a conventional lead-acid deep cycle battery. If you've got any questions and are wondering how do I make a decision for choosing the right battery for my boat, contact us at Pacific Yacht Systems. Thanks for watching.