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Interstate AGM starting battery #13629324 07/13/20 09:16 PM
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Has anyone used an Interstate AGM starting battery? What are your thoughts on this battery?

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Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629345 07/13/20 09:28 PM
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Have had it for about 4 months. Works fine but they are pricey......

I run 2-12" on console and a 9" on the bow. Running them (even setting the graphs on standby) in conjunction with both wells all day were tough on my old battery, this one has been good to go.

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Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629359 07/13/20 09:42 PM
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STAY AWAY!!! STAY FAR AWAY!

Interstate batteries have let me down several times...I now don't even purchase. I only purchased due to being available when others were not.

1) They are underrated and overpriced when compared to other AGM batteries
2) They may state they have a decent reserve, but they don't hold up to the use
3) When they die, their warranty department, at least the one's I have dealt with, want to battle you on everything
4) I may have gotten 1.5 seasons out of them and that's being generous.

I would look at the Duracell AGM offerings at Sam's or Batteries+, best bang for the buck. If you want to go all out...then Odyssey, NorthStar / Batteries+ X2 power AGM are the beasts of the bunch.

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629383 07/13/20 09:55 PM
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I've been running mine for a year now with 3 Graphs and Livewells running without any issues at all.





Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629401 07/13/20 10:04 PM
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I'm still running the original 4- 31 series from Feburary 2015. 3x12 inch lowrance hds gen3.

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629443 07/13/20 10:31 PM
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Go see Louis at the NAPA in Denton, ask for a 9833

It's an East Penn made in USA battery 200 reserve minutes and 1000 CA at 32 800 CCA at 0

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629800 07/14/20 03:17 AM
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Id look t batteries plus X2 power agm. Caught mine on sale. A definite best cranking AGM I've ever used.


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Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13629834 07/14/20 03:52 AM
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X2 are Northstar batteries and are made in Springfield, MO. I have 3 in my boat and 2 in my truck. All are 7+ years old now and work great. They are the best of the best. I too have heard negative things about Interstate recently, although I have no recent firsthand experience (havn't needed to buy a battery for boat or truck in 7 years!).

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13630115 07/14/20 01:47 PM
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The best dual purpose AGM's are Odyssey, X2, Northstar in my opinion. Pricey but worth it. Exide makes a decent big agm with nearly 1100 CCA. I believe exide is made by interstate?

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13630122 07/14/20 01:54 PM
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Whichever you choose, go group 31

Re: Interstate AGM starting battery [Re: davidsears] #13630152 07/14/20 02:13 PM
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I saw the interstate AGM 31 at academy. Looks identical to the exide which I don't see anymore. Same price too. 1160 MCA

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