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Old 07-25-2019, 09:02 PM   #1
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Anyone use these batteries?

Ok, I did search but there were 1000 threads so I will just ask. I am looking to upgrade the 2 6 volt house batteries I have and go to 4. I found these and thought they looked pretty good. I don't know a ton about batteries so thought I would ask here.

https://www.batteriesplus.com/productdetails/sli6v370s

What do you guys think? I can get them for about $250 each.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:00 PM   #2
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They are find if you can fit a 16.5" tall battery
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:40 AM   #3
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They are find if you can fit a 16.5" tall battery
That won't be a problem as my battery tray is large and wide open with plenty of clearance above. Probably have 2 feet of clearance up.
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I would use them if I had the room.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:17 AM   #5
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Almost 3 times the cost of a golf cart battery ,
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They would be a good battery to use. Less batteries required and less connections = less problems. I have been using that type of battery in the solar industry and found they do not have to be replaced as often as golf cart batteries.
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Almost 3 times the cost of a golf cart battery ,
Really? I am new to this. I would like to research the batteries you are referencing. A 6 volt golf cart battery with 370ah for $84, I am interested.
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370Ah for $279 is 75 cents per Ah, a $99 GC2 is about 46 cents per Ah. So from a $ per Ah perspective it's cheaper to run GC2's...provided there's room to fit them in. The L16 style batteries offer a configuration option that may not be possible with other sizes so it comes down to what the goal is. Sometimes the best answer isn't going to be cheapest $ per Ah.

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370Ah for $279 is 75 cents per Ah, a $99 GC2 is about 46 cents per Ah. So from a $ per Ah perspective it's cheaper to run GC2's...provided there's room to fit them in. The L16 style batteries offer a configuration option that may not be possible with other sizes so it comes down to what the goal is. Sometimes the best answer isn't going to be cheapest $ per Ah.

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Thanks everyone for your input. I love this forum as it educates me every day.

Ok, I see what your saying. Definitely not 3 times the cost. I can get the one I have on here for $250 so lowers the cost to 68 cents/ah.

I am thinking about getting 6 of these so that would be 1110ah. I would need 8 of the 215ah batteries just to get 860ah which I couldn't fit but I can fit the 6 of the L16. Plus this will be less batteries to maintain.

So...yep, as you say, sometimes it isn't always about money.
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They would be a good battery to use. Less batteries required and less connections = less problems. I have been using that type of battery in the solar industry and found they do not have to be replaced as often as golf cart batteries.
Thanks! Good to know. Real life results are always good to hear.
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If you want high capacity with 6, L16 batteries, get 2 volt cells.

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I'm in the process too of researching new 6 volt batteries.
I'm limited to two under the stairs but i don't need anymore
I'll end up with some golf cart batteries from a local dealer when they have them on sale
Or just go here,
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Can you get those duracells locally?
Doesn't look they ship and you'll need to pay a core charge for the extra batteries
Also check your compartment to make sure 6 of your batteries will hold almost 700#
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Another question, not necessarily off subject; whoever installed my two house batteries didn’t punch the dates out. What’s the best way (if there is a way), to test them for remaing life?
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I'm in the process too of researching new 6 volt batteries.
I'm limited to two under the stairs but i don't need anymore
I'll end up with some golf cart batteries from a local dealer when they have them on sale
Or just go here,
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Can you get those duracells locally?
Doesn't look they ship and you'll need to pay a core charge for the extra batteries
Also check your compartment to make sure 6 of your batteries will hold almost 700#
Yes, I can get them locally plus I have old batteries for the core. I too am concerned on the weight. Our rig is not here right now. As soon as I get it back, I am going to look at the tray to see how robust it is.
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