Just finished making a maintenance
cart for my collection of led acid boat batteries
. I grew tired of crawling under the workbench to get at some of them, and the ones on top of the bench were just in the way and I have some serious wood working to do.
So I made a maintenance
cart. The cart is on four 4 inch wheels, the back two fixed and the front two swiveled. There are two levels
The bottom level holds my set of 4 T 105s arranged as two 12 volt batteries
The top level currently holds two 12 volt batteries, but might accommodate up to 4 depending on sizes. The top level is split in two and each side is mounted on full extension 100 pound rated drawer slides. So to work
on the T105s below, I slide the top units out of the way, look Ma no lifting!
I screwed down battery
chargers on the left side and a power bar on the right side.
The unit then lives underneath the workbench quite out of the way, but easy to pull out and access the batteries for a ~monthly check and rotation of the chargers.
If the cart were stored out in the open I would have put a top on it in case errant wrenches and the like found battery
terminals, but it is quite protected by the workbench.
Long term, I likely won't schlep the batteries on and off the boats in the winter, but now I at least have a reasonable indoor spot if I choose to.
Maybe someone else will find this project
One question I have if anyone knows the answer ... I'd like to connect the four T105s as one series parallel battery, but I am unsure if the ProSport 6 charger
is suitable, it says "for single
battery use". Is there some reason in battery chemistry why I should not do this? Maybe it just is warning against slow charging
rates at 6 Amps, which is of no concern, I am just keeping up the charge. All 4 batteries are as new, they have never been used, just kept charged up.