Buyer’s Guide: AGM Batteries

The following is cited from the XS Power website in the FAQs section: https://4xspower.com/support/faqs/

Here is an example for a 30 AH 12 Volt battery:
5% of 30 (amp hours) = 1.5 amps.

A 30 amp hour battery should be able to maintain a 1.5 amp draw for 20 hours at 25°C without falling below 10.5 volts.
When a manufacturer is initially determining AH, the calculation is done in reverse. The amp draw is multiplied by the test cycle length in hours as evidenced by the example below.
1.5 amps x 20 hours test = 30 AH

The AH rating is most useful for determining how well a deep cycle battery can maintain a relatively low amp load across an extended period of several hours, as the example above illustrates. This information is especially important to customers who plan to use XS Power batteries in Recreational Vehicles (RVs), boats, show vehicles, or any other application vehicle that will need to sustain a low draw for extended periods without being charged.


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