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Old 03-17-2015, 12:45 PM   #29
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By the way is there an easy way to check the draw on the battery? Once I unplug it from Shore power? That would be interesting to see.
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Dave, before I switched to the trimetric meter I used one of these cheap meters from Amazon. I installed the meter in a metal box and installed a 9 volt plug for the meter. It's not being used at the moment and I would let it go for less than the parts cost me.

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The Trojans can last. I can't remember when I bought mine, but T-105s were $75.00 a piece at the local golf shop.And they're still good.
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Well, I've just about talked myself in to the Trojans, it works out that I can get 2 of the T105's (with the core charge and tax included) for about $254... that isn't that bad and for the capacity it really looks like the way to go, then I will not have to worry.. If I have them for 5 years or more, that's pretty cheap.. The other way would be spend about $125 for 1 12 v RV/Marine battery from Costco and I don't think that would be anywhere near what the 2 Trojans would be.. I checked the Sams Club battery that was suggested, they are now $82.00 + $20 ea core charge and almost 10% tax so I'd be with in 30 bucks of the Trojans... SO I might as well get the Trojans and Live a little :=)

okcnewbie thanks for the info on the battery meter.. once I get the batteries and hook them up I may be interested, send me a PM with more info if you don't mind..
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Buy the Trojans instead of re-purchasing 12V deep cycles every 2 years.


Check the golf cart shop. Golf carts run on (8) x 6V = 48V or (6) x 6V = 36V systems. If one cell in one battery goes bad, they will typically replace the entire bank so they all match. This means they will have 7 or 5 batteries that are otherwise good with maybe only a year or two of use on them. You can buy these used batteries for recycle rate plus a small profit. $50/ea is common. Take a meter or have the golf cart shop show you the voltage. You want to see 6.35 or 6.4V on a good battery (equating to 12.7-12.8V for a pair).
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Check the golf cart shop. Golf carts run on (8) x 6V = 48V or (6) x 6V = 36V systems. If one cell in one battery goes bad, they will typically replace the entire bank so they all match. This means they will have 7 or 5 batteries that are otherwise good with maybe only a year or two of use on them. You can buy these used batteries for recycle rate plus a small profit. $50/ea is common. Take a meter or have the golf cart shop show you the voltage. You want to see 6.35 or 6.4V on a good battery (equating to 12.7-12.8V for a pair).
check each cell with a hydrometer, if they are all the same reading that says no cell problems.
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