Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

Cabela's AGM and F150

Old 03-21-2007, 11:55 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Charleston,SC
Posts: 151
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Cabela's AGM and F150

I have a Yamaha F150 and I'm wanting to get a Cabela's AGM group 27 battery. The only requirement that the motor has that the battery doesn't is the reserve capacity. The motor calls for 182 minutes and the battery has 180 minutes. I know this should not be a big deal, but I wanted to hear from some of you who are running this combination. My dealer put in a group 24 battery and I'm sure it doesn't have the capacity that the AGM has.
Old 03-22-2007, 12:31 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southeast Florida
Posts: 1,033
Received 19 Likes on 7 Posts
Default RE: Cabela's AGM and F150

I have the same engine(s) and I just bought the same batteries. I never checked the reserve capacity requirement, as I was really only concerned about MCA/CCA.

I think the F150 would be charging the battery faster than it is discharging it at any RPM (including idle), so this begs the question ... why is there a minimum reserve capacity requirement at all? ;?
Old 03-22-2007, 10:05 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chesapeake, VA, USA
Posts: 1,036
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Cabela's AGM and F150

My 02 250HPDI has the same RC battery requirements as your engine. I used a group 24 battery with about 2/3 the RC for 4 years, then switched to the 27 group Cabela's AGM. I have not noticed a difference since I replaced the battery a year ago. I contacted Yamaha years ago when I first noted the high battery RC requirement. They indicated that it was just to ensure a longer life for the installed battery...once the engine is fired up, its getting all the electrical power it needs from its alternator. Hope this helps.

Bill
Old 03-22-2007, 12:03 PM
  #4  
tg
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Marco Island
Posts: 2,949
Received 26 Likes on 16 Posts
Default Re: Cabela's AGM and F150

Why would a manf have a RC requirement?

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.