Originally Posted by camaraderie
BUT given the care most wet cells ACTUALLY get....they typically last longer in real life!
That's really the big kicker. IF your wet cells are maintained properly. I know more than a few folks that run through sets of wet cells every 3 or 4 "seasons" and think that's normal. By the time you're on your second set you've already eaten up any cost or energy capacity savings over going AGM from the get-go.
Wet cells don't take that much effort to maintain, however, they MUST be maintained year round. AGM's are much more "set and forget" friendly.