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Old 04-24-2014, 12:34 PM   #21
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AGM's are even more sensitive to correct voltage regulation. You seem to have good access for maintenance....I'd go 6v golf cart batteries again anytime. They represent the cheapest Ah for the $ and are easy to install.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:47 PM   #22
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AGM's are even more sensitive to correct voltage regulation. You seem to have good access for maintenance....I'd go 6v golf cart batteries again anytime. They represent the cheapest Ah for the $ and are easy to install.
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We just replaced our 10-Trojan T-105s. $98.98/battery plus $1.50 each EPA fee and FL State sales tax. We had the cores and good access. Check with the golf cart stores/service centers.

http://www.bestbuygolfcarts.com/index.php/batteries/trojan-batteries/t-105-6-volt-trojan-battery-detail
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For a good price on golf cart batteries..if you are in a place that services/sells golf carts...check with them.

My guy offered used ones...where golf carts were sold or repaired and the owner wanted new batts even though the others were fine....if just starting out...a way to save big bucks if buying in lots of 6 or more.
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Folks that have not yet installed a real digital volt meter for the dash can simply use their $ 8.95 Radio Shack digital meter in a cigar lighter socket.
My Garmin Chart plotter reads and displays my voltage constantly
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:20 PM   #25
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If you are needing house batteries, 6 volt golf cart are best. AGM and starting lead acid don't like the deep discharge needed for house batteries. I use watering systems for my batteries that are hard to get to. Lead acid golf cart with watering system for house batteries. Anything else is a compromise.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:46 PM   #26
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When I changed out my 2 8D house bank with 6 golf cart 6V batteries, I gained a 50% AH increase in the exact same footprint. It was an affordable and practical upgrade that I have never regretted....for my boat. YMMV.
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+1 on GC batteries. We are getting 5-6 years out of ours. 4 batteries, split to 2 banks. We use for both house and starting. Simple, cheap and it works for us.
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We had the same problem with our batteries this winter and found out that the battery type switch on the Charles charger was shorting. Charles told us that it has been a problem with some of the older chargers.
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