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Old 03-05-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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US Battery

Looking at purchasing 4 new US Battery L16 Xc batteries to replace the 4 stockers I have.

Questions I have are: Are these good batteries? Will they fit? Are there any downsides to these batteries?

http://www.usbattery.com/usb_usl16hcxc.html

I do allot of dry camping so I installed 4 new large solar panels last year but would still like to get longer times between firing up the generator on cloudy days.

Is this the way to go?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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Looking at purchasing 4 new US Battery L16 Xc batteries to replace the 4 stockers I have.

Questions I have are: Are these good batteries? Will they fit? Are there any downsides to these batteries?

U.S. Battery-US L16hc XC

I do allot of dry camping so I installed 4 new large solar panels last year but would still like to get longer times between firing up the generator on cloudy days.

Is this the way to go?

Thanks in advance.
That is quite a battery! Wish they would fit in my Diplomat but I just went out and measured. Two would fit at the front but the two in the back would be to tall and the slide would not close. The batteries would hit the black plastic enclosure that has the slideout controls in it.

I don't know anything about the quality of US Battery so can't help you there. The 420 amp hours per battery would be nice for dry camping.

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Old 03-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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Looking at purchasing 4 new US Battery L16 Xc batteries to replace the 4 stockers I have.

Questions I have are: Are these good batteries? Will they fit? Are there any downsides to these batteries?

U.S. Battery-US L16hc XC

I do allot of dry camping so I installed 4 new large solar panels last year but would still like to get longer times between firing up the generator on cloudy days.

Is this the way to go?

Thanks in advance.
Just found this:
6 Volt Golf Cart Battery: The Top Six

Looks like the US Battery is #2 just behind Trojan.

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Cool find! I don't have room for 4 batts....but I have height enough for two of those bad boys!
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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I have two of the US2200's we bought in the spring of 2006. Not being to knowledgeable about batteries or the forums we flattened (deep celled) them that year. The shop where I got them recharged them an we were told if we wanted them to last then not to do that again. I do take them down to 12 volts occasionally and so far they seem to be in great shape. So in my opinion yes they are a good brand of battery

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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Based on my research I chose to go with Trojan. I have the same size you have I needed 4 as I allowed them all to freeze last year.
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Trojan 6v T145 is the best you can get for dry camping.
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Would that be a good battery: YES, roughly the equivlent of two CG-2 batteries like the US-2200,

Will it fit: I have no clue, but the size is on the web page you linked to, Grab a measuring device and find out.

NOTE: it appears to be a six volt so you need two in series.. (That would be the equivalent of two pair of US-2200) and when you have 'em installed.. PROPERLY (in series) they magically become a single 12 volt battery.. Treat them as such.
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nodine,
I sure like the power from that battery but I know what you mean about height and the box for in back of the battery compartment. If you are serious about changing to these high capacity batteries there may be a way. If you move the two chassis batteries to the back of the slide out tray one on each side. Then maybe you could put the four tall batteries along the front of the tray.
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I sure like the power from that battery but I know what you mean about height and the box for in back of the battery compartment. If you are serious about changing to these high capacity batteries there may be a way. If you move the two chassis batteries to the back of the slide out tray one on each side. Then maybe you could put the four tall batteries along the front of the tray.
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I thought about that but it be inconvenient to access the stuff behind the front batteries.

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L-16's are designed to go in Load/Haul/Dump vehicles used in the underground mining industry, where electrical power is required due to ventilation issues. They have been around a long time and are real workhorses. I would recommend them.

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