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Old 14-05-2009, 17:14   #1
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Battery Box for 6v House Bank?

Hi Everyone,

We just brought a boat and the survey showed it needed acid proof containment for the batteries. The group 24 is easy, but what size boxes do I need to buy for the 6Vs(the boat has six as the house bank). The boat is a 4 hour drive from home so I want to buy the boxes before we head to the boat.

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Old 14-05-2009, 17:26   #2
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Our boat came with 4D batteries, and when I upgraded the battery capacity to 6v golf cart batteries, I was able to fit 2-6v batteries in one of the plastic boxes that housed the 4D. I now have 6 - 6v batteries.
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One of the best solutions for golf-cart size batteries -- other than a custom box -- is the Blue Sea Systems battery box which holds two golf-cart size batteries. It is a bit pricey, but very well built; I have four of them on my boat, and one at home.

Here's one source:
Blue Sea 4021 Battery Box 2X Golf Cart Gray - Only $82.59 - Current Stock 20 - Largest Inventory and Lowest Price on the Internet! - Blue Sea Systems Part # BSS4021 Product # BSS4021

Before you buy one, however, you'll want to be sure that there's enough room on the boat for them. Otherwise, you may need to construct a custom box.

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Before you buy one, however, you'll want to be sure that there's enough room on the boat for them. Otherwise, you may need to construct a custom box.
Pretty much, it gets to parts of an inch pretty quick. Containment is advised but it has to fit too. Height - widthand depth all matter. Do you know what brand they are?
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I don't know the brand. I don't think space on the boat is a problem, as it is a catamaran. I might buy some boxes (hoping for a fit) and then return if they do not work. Thanks for all your help.

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As indicated, there’s numerous “similar” large battery boxes, and fractions of an inch may matter.
I’d imagine you may want the smallest box that will actually accept the batteries.

Moeller Marine Online - Battery Boxes & Trays

Pride Marine - Battery Boxes - Ontario Canada
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i am in the process of installing boxes for my 4 6V batteries .. the blue sea boxes are very nice but would not fit in my space. i found these that are smaller than most and come in 2 configurations.

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Battery Box For Dual 6V Batteries - Holds Two In One Box

found these to be top notch, a little pricy, but well built. I returned most of the ones I bought as they were to high for my space, and now going with agm, but I kept one for a windless battery.
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