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Old 09-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #41
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Moonstruck has AGM batteries, and I like'm.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:29 PM   #42
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Siesta Key,

I am using the 12 volt units. Cheap effective, work on more than one battery at a time.

I have never understood why anyone north of 41 40" would use a solar panel in the first place. Electrical consumption for the Powerpulse unit is minimal at best, but it runs day and night, sun or shade, unlike a solar panel. Solar panel users will also drive a Prius, which makes their whole value equation suspect to start with. Maybe they feel better about themselves. British Columbia is part of the True North after all...

If the US Army has decided to put Powerpulse units on every battery they own, then maybe, just maybe, they're on to something. If the Navy did it, then we'd all accept it as Gospel.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:42 PM   #43
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Fryedaze,

Each of the positive (and negative for that matter) terminals are all normal.

There are few boats more beautiful than a Monk 42... is it wood by any chance?

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #44
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Each of the positive (and negative for that matter) terminals are all normal.

There are few boats more beautiful than a Monk 42... is it wood by any chance?

San Simone
No she is a 1989 and glass.

See the error in my new battery connection setup?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:46 AM   #45
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Well then there you have it!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #47
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My house bank is needs replaced. It consist of four 6 volt golf carts Exides I think . Would four new Trojan t105 be a decent choice and does 115$ each sound about right?
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$115 sounds like a good price. I just put in eight Crown 6volt 235 Amp-hr batteries last week. I did some research and found some reviews stating the Crowns were out lasting the Trojans. The Crown CR235 cost me $109.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #49
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Re: the dink and lawn mower batteries. Sounds like you are in the cat bird seat; can't cut the grass 'cause the mower won't start, might as well head for the boat.http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/i...es/sk/rofl.gif
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I also look for value in a battery, but I probably define value differently than most.

The Rolls flooded cell batteries we installed in our old boat (after fussing around swapping out the 8D's a few times) were still running strong the day we sold the boat, about 9 years after putting them in. When we replaced the batteries on our new (to us) boat, we stepped right up for two Rolls 8D. The initial price is pretty high. If you figure out that you will likely replace even a decent quality but lesser battery 2-3 times during the life of a Rolls and that as the years go by you will be (assuming your experience is like mine) a bit older, a bit weaker, and a bit less inclined to spend thousands of dollars at the chiropractor's you also save the cost of installation.

I see batteries with warranties as short as 24 months, and even then they are often prorated. If a 24-month prorated battery fails after a year, you only get half your money back when you buy another battery. Rolls are warranted for 10 years, and the first 7 of those years are a full-replacement, non prorated warranty.

Of course, if you tend to trade boats every couple of years it would be hard to recommend the Rolls. You will never get your money's worth out of them unless you keep the boat. I am not sure most buyers would pay more for a Rolls at resale time than for just a Sears Die Hard or K Mart special, as long as the batteries are working.
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See the error in my new battery connection setup?
It's on the wall?
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #52
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No she is a 1989 and glass.

See the error in my new battery connection setup?
It's my understanding that you want the power leads to come off opposite ends of the bank. It's supposed to make a difference, but I wonder how much.

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See the error in my new battery connection setup?
No cutouts in the battery box for leads to pass through?

Tough access to a couple of battery caps?

Nice job on the cables...very tidy and precise.
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I also look for value in a battery, but I probably define value differently than most.

The Rolls flooded cell batteries we installed in our old boat (after fussing around swapping out the 8D's a few times) were still running strong the day we sold the boat, about 9 years after putting them in. When we replaced the batteries on our new (to us) boat, we stepped right up for two Rolls 8D. The initial price is pretty high. If you figure out that you will likely replace even a decent quality but lesser battery 2-3 times during the life of a Rolls and that as the years go by you will be (assuming your experience is like mine) a bit older, a bit weaker, and a bit less inclined to spend thousands of dollars at the chiropractor's you also save the cost of installation.

I see batteries with warranties as short as 24 months, and even then they are often prorated. If a 24-month prorated battery fails after a year, you only get half your money back when you buy another battery. Rolls are warranted for 10 years, and the first 7 of those years are a full-replacement, non prorated warranty.

Of course, if you tend to trade boats every couple of years it would be hard to recommend the Rolls. You will never get your money's worth out of them unless you keep the boat. I am not sure most buyers would pay more for a Rolls at resale time than for just a Sears Die Hard or K Mart special, as long as the batteries are working.
When my 2 year old house bank is in need of replacing I'm going to look seriously at the rolls battereis.

Much of the time buying someting that lasts longer is cheaper in the long run.
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My house bank is cooked and needs replaced . It consist of 4 six volt golf cart batteries. What is the main reason some use 6 volt golf carts instead of a couple of 12 volts ?
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My house bank is cooked and needs replaced . It consist of 4 six volt golf cart batteries. What is the main reason some use 6 volt golf carts instead of a couple of 12 volts ?
Easier to change out. 65 lbs vs 165 lbs for and 8D.
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Fryedaze, did you post your error answer for the photo yet?
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Fryedaze, did you post your error answer for the photo yet?
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The error was the load side cables are both on the one side of the bank. According to some research I did this arrangement will unevenly load the batteries. The two batterie that the Pos and neg load cables are connected to will see the highest amp draw while the amp draw will get progressively lower as you get farther away.

I will be changing the positive load cable to the opposite end of the bank that the neg is connected to.
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Batteries designed for golf cart use are also intended for a very large number of deeply discharged cycles. Batteries that can withstand numerous deep discharges and recharges without destroying the internal plates will always be a good choice for a house bank.
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Golf carts are a major user of deep cycle batteries. Economy of scale allows a somewhat lower price for the 6 volt then the equivalent 12 volt battery in deep cycle.

Also many boaters are no longer as young as they use to be and the lighter weight of the 6 volt batteries allows us to move them when necessary.

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