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Old 14-03-2011, 10:52   #46
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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

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Old 20-04-2011, 22:56   #47
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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

Is an Interstate 12V Deep Cycle 208ah golf cart battery a good deal for $90?

Are the Trojans made from "unobtainium"?

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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

That sounds like a good deal to me. About 4 years ago, I bought a bunch of L-16, 6 volt, 350 amp hour for $118.00 US apiece. Seems comparable counting inflation?
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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

John,

Something wrong here.

I'm not familiar with Interstate batteries, but I doubt seriously you'll find a 208AH 12 volt battery for $90.

I think they're probably 208AH @ 6V (golf-cart battery) and it will take two of them in series to give you 208AH @ 12V.

As with any battery, be sure you buy fresh ones.

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That sounds like a good deal to me. About 4 years ago, I bought a bunch of L-16, 6 volt, 350 amp hour for $118.00 US apiece. Seems comparable counting inflation?
These have gone up considerably over the years, as have ALL batteries. (Lead went up). If you figure in they're extraordinary life cycles... (Twice that of Trojan 12V, or Trojan "golf cart" size 6V batteries, The L-16s are by far the best bang for your buck! Take care of them, and they will do the job for over 10 years!

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Old 21-04-2011, 07:04   #51
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Is an Interstate 12V Deep Cycle 208ah golf cart battery a good deal for $90?

Are the Trojans made from "unobtainium"?

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John, Golf Cart Batteries are 6 volt. $90.00 is about the best price we have found for Interstates, the EU2000. We get about 7 to 8 years out of a pair. Chuck
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Old 21-04-2011, 07:41   #53
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You might want to check out Sam's Club. I purchased mine for $62 ea. Of course this was back in 2007. I was surprised to see them there.
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John,

Something wrong here.

I'm not familiar with Interstate batteries, but I doubt seriously you'll find a 208AH 12 volt battery for $90.

I think they're probably 208AH @ 6V (golf-cart battery) and it will take two of them in series to give you 208AH @ 12V.

As with any battery, be sure you buy fresh ones.

Bill
BUSTED. I called the golf cart dealer and was given "new" information. The 208ah battery is indeed a 6V battery. The best deal on a 12V is 155ah for $95.

The guy said I'd get more useable amp-hours from two 6V in series than a comparable 12V. Any truth to that? Will two 6V batteries with 200ah each in series outperform two 12V batteries with 100ah each in parallel?

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BUSTED. I called the golf cart dealer and was given "new" information. The 208ah battery is indeed a 6V battery. The best deal on a 12V is 155ah for $95.

The guy said I'd get more useable amp-hours from two 6V in series than a comparable 12V. Any truth to that? Will two 6V batteries with 200ah each in series outperform two 12V batteries with 100ah each in parallel?

John
Short answer: yes, they will. Golf-cart GC-2 6V batteries have thicker plates and in deep cycle service will last considerably longer than their 12V cousins. You get more cycles out of them. Also, fewer interconnecting cables are needed: you need 2 cables to parallel 2 12V batteries, and only one cable to place two 6V batteries in series

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If you are installing golf cart batteries, you should consider the Interstate U2500HC. 280amps @ 6v.

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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

We got our golf cart batteries at the COSTCO here in San Diego. I think they were $70 each.
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We got our golf cart batteries at the COSTCO here in San Diego. I think they were $70 each.
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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

Compared to 12V batteries... Golf cart batteries in general are designed for the roughest service. The things that set apart the very tall, Trojan L-16s, from "standard" golf cart batteries are numerous. They were designed for stand behind forklifts and the like, and to be cycled deeply on a daily basis.

They have heavily reinforced cases, rope handles, thick plates, baffles between the plates, (to prevent early failure from warping leading to shorting), and much deeper sumps in the bottom with more water on top as well. (The deep sump allows more room for nasty sulfates to accumulate in the bottom over the years, without touching the plates). If you add HydroCaps, they become low maintenance as well.

They are expensive, tall, heavy, and require a custom made STRONG box. If none of these issues are a deal breaker... Trojan L-16s (@ about 380 Ah), will not only last longer on average, but the odds of an early catastrophic failure would be MUCH less, due to their robust design.

My personal experience starting out with with Sams Club golf cart batteries, mirrored that of a couple of friends... They are really cheap, but if you use them hard, they only last a couple of years. They are SO much cheaper, that it may still be right for you, but you give up reliability as well as lifespan.

"Trojan" golf cart batteries are much better than the other brands, (@ twice the cost), but only half as good as their L-16 monsters!

A pair of them are, however, just a bit heavier than our small 18 HP diesel engine! I can walk down the steps with one in my hands... but BARELY! Luckily it is only every 10 years or so...

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Re: Which Golf Cart Batteries?

I am now upgrading my battery system and like what I read on the Trojan L-16 here for my Cheoy Lee Pedrick 41. The only place I ave for these possible 4 battery system is on my port lazerette. I can have a heavy duty aluminum box built. What are the approx weight of these batteries and should I continue down the road for extensive cruising.

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