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Old 09-18-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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What's your pick - trojan or usb?

my two 8d house batteries are at the end of life, so i am in search of 4 deep cycle golf cart 6v flooded batteries. i found these available to me:

1) trojan t-105, 225ah, $110/ea
2) usb us2200, 232ah, $90/ea

i know trojan is the market leader. but how is usb? what's your pick if you were me? thanks.
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I just bought some T-105's here in Florida for the golf cart at a golf cart shop for $85.00 each brand new.
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I have used two of the USB 2200s for a year with good results, although that is not long enough for a real test, I just added two more.

USB presents data which (if valid) would indicate better capacity and better life than the Trojans. I can't verify their data, but I have no reason to doubt it either.

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Our OEM Interstate U-2200's went one month short of 10 years. When I replaced them I went with Interstate GC-2's. Seem to be the same battery (same rating and weight) but just a new designation.
I did add 4 oz of mineral oil to each cell on both the originals and the replacements. Cuts way down on the off gassing, keeps the battery area much cleaner and almost no corrosion either.
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Thanks to all of you who replied. $85/ea is an awesome price, i wish i could find that in west coast. mineral oil seems a big help to reduce gassing; i will try it.
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Spend the money to get AGM batteries, they are worth it.
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Agm is good but too expensive - 4 would be around 2 grand . Also the inverter needs to be reconfigured... if I can find a place selling t105 for $85 a piece, as above said, I would be real happy
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Agm is good but too expensive - 4 would be around 2 grand . Also the inverter needs to be reconfigured... if I can find a place selling t105 for $85 a piece, as above said, I would be real happy
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you need to shop around a little more. I purchased four
Deka AGM's 6v Golf Cart size for $ 235.00 each. For me,
considering the maintenance issues, corrosion in the
battery compartment, and storage habits, I thought
they were a good investment. Try the specialty battery
retailers. Even Lifeline AGMS are not $ 500 each, they
were $ 385 last time I shopped.
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