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Old 12-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by FlyWright View Post
Two 6V golf cart batteries give you about the same 220 AH at 12V as an 8D battery gives you, but at 2/3 the footprint. Each GC weighs about 65 lbs. Each 8D box can fit 3 GC batts, so it you have 2 8D boxes, you can fit 6 GC batts and increase your bank size 50%. I don't see the advantage of a split 8D unless vertical clearance is an issue. The GC batts stand about an inch (+/-) taller than an 8D. Edit: My research was for lead acid batteries, not AGM.
Also that's a lot of batteries to tend to, more then our liking. AGM is perfect because you don't have to fill them, and they don't give off gasses.
Thanks, Oliver
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