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Old 07-09-2010, 08:26 AM   #15
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Most starting batteries are under 100 Amp hours each, so 2 would be under 200 amp hours.. The standard six volt is 220 amp hours, so 2 of them in series is 220 amp hours but .. they become one 12 volt battery when properly installed.

Now... If your engine takes TWO say Group 29's.. a pair of six volt Deep cycle may not be enough to start it... ON the other hand if it takes two G-24's I suspect they will no problem. Deep cycle batteries are not as good at high current (Starting current) but they have other advantages.

One is since there are very few golf car battery styles, they do not re-tool those lines as often, this leads to lower prices.

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Old 07-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #16
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
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To start your new batteries off right I highly recommend, as a first step, to perform an equalization charge on them. Voltage readings and specific gravity measurements on new batteries are almost meaningless until they are equalized. Make sure the electrolyte is filled to specifications and equalize according to the manufacturers voltage and duration specifications. Doing them individually is preferable but not necessary. After they are equalized, let them sit for at least 24 hours before you take any voltage and specific gravity readings. The specific gravity readings for each battery from cell to cell should not vary by more than 0.030 points from high to low. Record these readings relative to each cell, they will be your baseline for future readings. The two most important things you can do in maintaining your batteries is to keep the electrolyte properly serviced and the tops of the batteries clean and dry. Surface discharge is the biggest parasitic drain to battery capacity.

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