Running 6600 off battery

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New 6600 owner. Looked thru archives and didn't readliy find anything.
Have a 12v 100ah AGM battery in my shack that I use for emergency/backup power. It's wired in thru a battery switch to my DC power strip. I'm a former K3 user and the K3 ran fine off this battery ( K3 rqmts  11-15v/ 22A max) . So the manual for the 6600 says
"13.8 VDC @ 25 amps .  Any voltage deviation from 13.8 VDC will result in lower power output that the 100W nominal specification."
--- So wondering if anyone has had any experience running a 6600 off a battery similar to mine. Is there any potential harm to the 6600 running off a battery at ~12.5-12.6v??
Paul
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When the voltage drops too low, the radio will shutdown.  If the voltage rises, it might then try to reboot.