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Old 14-04-2005, 06:24   #1
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6 volt batteries

I need to buy some new batteries tomorrow and my question is can I continue to use the 2 8D wet cells and add 6 volt golf car for my house bank? I have a 3 way isolator so the new 6 volt bank will not be used with the old 12 volt. Will this cause any problem with my altenator?
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Old 14-04-2005, 07:13   #2
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Re: 6 volt batteries

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I need to buy some new batteries tomorrow and my question is can I continue to use the 2 8D wet cells and add 6 volt golf car for my house bank? I have a 3 way isolator so the new 6 volt bank will not be used with the old 12 volt. Will this cause any problem with my altenator?
You can add a bank of 6 volt batteries to a 12v bank but they MUST be in a seriel/parrallel arraingement.

i.e you are adding two 6v batteries in series which are parralleled to the 12v bank. This will work.

if you add one 6v battery to the 12v bank -- this will NOT work.

also the 6v batteries should be wet cells.
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Old 14-04-2005, 07:23   #3
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Yes Jon I should have said that. I would like to add 2- 6 volt battries as my house bank.
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Does anyone have any imput on the Excide 6 volt golf car battries from Sam's club for $46. each?
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Old 22-04-2005, 14:27   #5
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Batteries should be sold by the pound. The weight of a wet cell battery is directly related to its quality. How much do the batteries at Sam's club weigh? A cheap battery will be consumed sooner than a heavier, more costly one.
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My 4 Deka Golf Cart batteries are over 5 years old now and performs like new.

I expect another couple of years from them...The price was right @ $55.00 or so.
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Thumbs up Golf Cart Batteries

I put 4 Sam's Club golf cart batteries in my catamaran based on good recommendations from fellow cruisers. In the last Seven Seas Cruising Assoc equipment survey, Sam's Club golf cart batteries also received good ratings. For $46 a pop, you get a lot of amps for your dollar. Be careful hooking them up in series. I made a few sparks before I decided to diagram the hook-ups. Nigel Calder's mx book has some diagrams on how to do it.
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