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Old 29-12-2013, 18:49   #16

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Re: Trojan T-105's versus Crowns

Thanks guys. Seems like, with due dilligence, I should be able to make these batteries last a while.

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Old 29-12-2013, 19:07   #17
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Re: Trojan T-105's versus Crowns

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Any major difference?

Crowns are $50 bucks cheaper each, down here in New Zealand, so saving me $100 total.

I am planning on getting x2 of these 6V, 225 AH Golf cart batteries to run for my 12v electrical system.

No inboard engine (sailboat is only 23 feet), hence no alternator, purely solar, planning on 100-120 solar watts in total. Just want power to use laptop few hours per day, and recharge iPad, and interior lighting, and exterior nav lights at night...thats about it.

So, yeah anyway, any major difference, any major reason I should pay the $50 bucks more per battery for the more "known" Trojan brand rather than the Crowns?

Thanks in advance for any guidance / input.
There's an easy way to tell the difference. Weigh both batteries. More lead, equals a more capacity.

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Old 29-12-2013, 20:04   #18
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Re: Trojan T-105's versus Crowns

I have Crowns on my Valiant.
I used to have Trojans. I looked at all the specs and it seemed that Crowns were comparable. They were cheaper so I got them. I have now had them for 4 years. They have decreased in amp- hours, but I feel like they are still in their prime. Since I leave my boat for a while at times, I feel like they have not been babied, but these are all visceral reactions- I do not have numerical data.
So far, so good.

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