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A question for the techyleccy people amongst you!
AGM or EFB?
 

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I think you will find it has an agm battery but I wouldn't swear to that.
 

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Thanks. I thought so. Will be the same for all due to start/stop.
 

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Seems I have an EFB battery fitted to mine.

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Plot thickens!
SE L has AGM & Edition has EFB
A/h only 1 difference.
Come on Gizmo, what is the reasoning behind it??
 

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Have now checked my battery and found it to be an EFB.
It would seem to be that they have decided to fit the Edition variant of the Kodiaq, which I would assume is to cope with the demands placed on it with the extra electronics fitted to it as standard.
 

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Very weird. You battery is only 59a/hrs.
The pic above yours of an EFB IS 69a/hrs.
You don't say what spec your car is.. do we assume it's an Edition?
 

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Sorry Colin. I have now updated my profile to include the fact that I have an Edition. Maybe mine has a lower amp/hour due to the fact that mine is an 1.4tsi and not a Dsg automatic or a diesel.
 

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Diesels are AGM while petrols are EFB
 

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Once again the 'upside down man' ;) has the answer!
Well done Zach!
 

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Had a little dig around online and found this:

Q. What are the differences between EFB and AGM batteries?

A. EFB batteries have been introduced as a lower tier option to AGM batteries in terms of performance and durability. EFB technology relies on improvements to existing flooded technology through the addition of Carbon additives in the plate manufacturing process. AGM batteries benefit from the inclusion of unique design features not found in wet-flooded batteries. These include glass mat separators, recombinant lid technology and higher pack pressures to facilitate improved cyclic lifespan. AGM batteries are better suited to meeting the demands of higher specification vehicles that include one or more of the following technologies: Start Stop, Regenerative Braking and Passive Boost.
 

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So I've never had great experiences with batteries in my previous Honda CR-V (which I never believed had a big enough battery) with the radio frequently draining it just by having it on for about 10 minutes without the engine running.
Now with this stop/start and a huge Infotainment screen I'm even more paranoid.
I decided to buy a CTEK CTX Battery Sense monitor. Connects directly to the battery and then uses Bluetooth to report to your phone app the charge state of the battery.
It's only been installed a few days but here is a screenshot:

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So far charge hasn't exceeded about 84%
 

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Don't know why I didn't say it back when I made my original comment but after checking with Škoda the 1.4's have 59Ah batteries while 2.0 TSI batteries are 69Ah.
 

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I use one of theses as I also am slightly paranoid about flat battery on DSG (no push start) I know Skoda breakdown will come and rescue you but what a pain in the backside!
 

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Oh no. My Bear is turning into a Hyundai
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Mine is AGM
 

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Any thoughts on how long a Kodiaq battery will maintain charge in a UK winter whilst owners are in sunnier climes for a month or so?
 

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