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Old 10-26-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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What is the difference in the 6-volt, deep cycle, battery the RV dealer wants me to buy for $130. AND the 6 volt Golf Cart, Deep cycle that Sam's club asks $68 bucks for??? Both claim to be pure "deep cycle"Ě????
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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What is the difference in the 6-volt, deep cycle, battery the RV dealer wants me to buy for $130. AND the 6 volt Golf Cart, Deep cycle that Sam's club asks $68 bucks for??? Both claim to be pure "deep cycle"Ě????
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BobCaesar:
What is the difference in the 6-volt, deep cycle, battery the RV dealer wants me to buy for $130. AND the 6 volt Golf Cart, Deep cycle that Sam's club asks $68 bucks for??? Both claim to be pure "deep cycle"Ě???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
$62 plus tax. Seriously, other than that, compare the storage amperage for each. Probably not enough difference in amp capacity to justify the cost difference.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:26 AM   #4
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ah, the 'pure deep cycle' myth. Is that any better than the 'true deep cycle' myth? ;-)

I'd agree with Paul. Save your money and invest it in a good intelligent charger and battery maintainer with equalization or desulfation capability.

For maximum battery life you don't want to 'deep cycle' _any_ lead acid battery more than halfway as a usual thing. You want to charge vigorously and promptly and fully. You want to make sure that they don't just sit so you need a battery maintainer that will keep them tickled (the equalization and desulfation business) when not in use.

Deep Cycle Batteries of the 'true' or 'pure' or even the 'impure' and 'untrue' RV/Marine are rated to discharge down to 80% for more than a hundred cycles. Typical RV service seems to be no more than ten or so cycles per year and those are mostly only down to 20% to 50%. This is why I don't think the deep cycle thing is as important as management of use and proper maintenance.

Buy from a reputable retailer who stands behind his products. Sam's is one such retailer. I have seen a lot of folks happy with their batteries on these forums.

For fun, we could get into the parallel vs serial myth, too. But that is in another thread ;-) - some folks hold on to their myths quite dearly. I suggest that an open mind and a good bit of skepticism makes for better decisions.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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Might want to check out the following link for a good battery tutorial.

I switched to AGM batteries ($$$$s) and upgraded my converter/charger to a microprossessor controlled 3 stage system that included a battery temp sensor so that the batteries are charged correctly relevant to ambient air temps.

Wasn't cheap, but should eliminated problems related to battery maintenance, improper charging, and the typical 3=&gt;4 year battery replacements.

http://www.amsolar.com/batteries.html

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