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Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Iconfabul8 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:43 pm

Where are you all buying your deep Cycle batteries? (Not Marine/Deep Cycle) Has anyone found "The Best Deal" / "The Best Place?" I am thinking a single 12V in the 105ah range but I haven't ruled out the dual 6V.
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:49 pm

I bought a 65Ah AGM deep cycle battery at the local Interstate store. It lasted 5 years, through two complete discharges. I replaced it with the same, looking forward to 5 more years of service.

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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Iconfabul8 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:55 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:I bought a 65Ah AGM deep cycle battery at the local Interstate store. It lasted 5 years, through two complete discharges. I replaced it with the same, looking forward to 5 more years of service.

YMMV

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AGM would be great if I can afford one, What are you running on the 65Ah?
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:13 pm

I have some LED lighting. In the galley a couple of puck down lights that use about 3W and in the cabin a strip light that uses about 3W also. I run a computer fan 24/7 to keep the air circulating and it takes about 1W. I charge my phone which I think is about 5W, my Kindle 1 or 2 watts, and once in a while the laptop (60W) or the camera battery (6 W).

I can go 4 or 5 days without a charge, running stuff normally. But I also have an 80W solar panel that will fully replace my nightly use with a couple or three hours of sunlight.

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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Iconfabul8 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:24 am

I haven't ordered it yet, but this is the best deal I have found so far. Thoughts? :thinking:

http://usabatterysales.com/pd-new-troja ... states.cfm
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby lrrowe » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:02 am

That is close to the price my local golf cart wanted....$200. I ended up with 2 6V units to get the 225AH.
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Gettin Started » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:06 am

Costco: 6v 220 (maybe 225) AH deep cycle golf cart batteries for around $85. The AH rating isn't written on the battery, but ask at the desk and they'll confirm it for you.

IMO this is best for 200+ AH....if you only want 105 AH (and less weight as a result) this won't work.
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby m.colley » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:30 am

here's where I'll be going and their current pricing.
6 Volt Powertron - $66.97 each
6 Volt Trojan T-105 - $92.97 each
6 Volt Trojan T-145 - $137.97 each

8 Volt Powertron - $79.97 each
8 Volt Trojan T-875 - $100.97 each
8 Volt Trojan Ranger160 - $139.97

12 Volt Powertron - $119.97 each
12 Volt Trojan T-1275 - $133.97 each

Mike's Golf Carts, LLC
2434 Hwy 341 N.
Perry, GA 31088
It's about a hour drive but will be worth it, Plus the closest Bass Pro is close by..

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Ps, BTW Powertron batteries are manufactured by Trojan FWIW
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:58 pm

You guys have definitely got me leaning toward a 6 volt setup. I was not aware you could get them for these prices. I will have to keep shopping a bit!
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Gettin Started » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:44 pm

Iconfabul8 wrote:You guys have definitely got me leaning toward a 6 volt setup. I was not aware you could get them for these prices. I will have to keep shopping a bit!


I hope you can find those prices in your area as I'd definitely go for the Trojan's at those prices. When I was looking in my area, Trojans were nearly twice that price which is why I went with Costco.
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby m.colley » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:56 pm

Gettin Started wrote:
Iconfabul8 wrote:You guys have definitely got me leaning toward a 6 volt setup. I was not aware you could get them for these prices. I will have to keep shopping a bit!


I hope you can find those prices in your area as I'd definitely go for the Trojan's at those prices. When I was looking in my area, Trojans were nearly twice that price which is why I went with Costco.


Same here Gettin. Originally I was looking at Sam's Club for 6V batteries, then one of my local battery companies had a Dekka made battery for the same price as Sam's. After that I was talking to a friend that rebuilds and sells used golf carts, he's the one that told me about Mike's. He goes that way about two to three times a week and has offered to pick up anything I want and drop it off at my house on the way home. I might just have to take him up on his offer after seeing those prices..


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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby lrrowe » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:08 am

If distance were not an issue for me, I would have to check out the Powertron 6 V units. Two for the price of one Trojan T105. What were the AH ratings?
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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby m.colley » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:57 am

lrrowe wrote:If distance were not an issue for me, I would have to check out the Powertron 6 V units. Two for the price of one Trojan T105. What were the AH ratings?


The 6v Powertron Battery is a 210AH battery so it ranks right up there with the Trojan T105. If nothing changes it'll be the batteries I go with.


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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

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Re: Where To Buy Batteries

Postby Iconfabul8 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:16 am

OverTheTopCargoTrailer wrote:if you want some real batteries go here.......
http://www.electriccarpartscompany.com/Prismatic-Lithium-Batteries_c_1.html


So 200 amp hours will run you round $900, What makes them 3 to 4 times better? I'm not being sarcastic, I really want to know. :thinking:
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