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Unread 03-27-2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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First, I use my 2011 Club Cart Precendent primarily for golf. I have US Batteries right now and I think they are nearing the end. I have a 2.5 mile to my golf course, then play a 4 hour round and then a 2.5 mile drive back home. As I near the end of my round, my battery light will start to illuminate when I come to a stop and press the brake. I assume that means the batteries are starting to wear out and can't hold as long of a charge?


So, given that I have a 5 mile round trip commute and would like the option of playing 18 holes (4 hours) and maybe a second 18 holes, are there batteries that could give me that sort of range? I estimate the total mileage for 1 round of golf + commute is 12 miles and 2 rounds would be 20 miles. Run time would be 5 hours and 9 Hours respectively with frequent stop/go.


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Unread 03-27-2016, 07:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Battery options for long use?

How long have you had the cart and/or how old the current batteries?

Are you keeping it fully charged between useage?

You don't say weather you have four 12 volt battery or six 8 volt battery or what size battery you currently run.

If your running 4x12 simply upgrading to 6x8 will add to your run and play time.

If your running 6x8 you can go to higher cap batteries such as the Trojan Ranger 160 or the Crown CR-190

Some folks in effort to extend range even further might switch to eight 6 volt batteries.
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Default Re: Battery options for long use?

There is only one choice. Trojan T-875. You could safely get 30-40 mi/charge out of them depending on your driving habits. Also depending where you live in NC. Mountains or seashore. And still have 50% charge left.
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Default Re: Battery options for long use?

I have t875's in my cart and 36 holes is no problem. I do haul my cart to the course and back. About 2 1/2 miles each way. I see no reason I couldn't drive the cart to course and back, I just happen to have a trailer I leave hooked to my truck. I have other vehicles to go places in.
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Unread 03-27-2016, 07:23 PM   #5
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I have 6 - 8 volt batteries

I bought the cart used. There is a sticker on all batteries that reads "C12". I assume that means March 2012?

Always fully charged between uses, when I come home it sits on charger until I use it again - usually the following day or days.

I am near Raleigh NC, very flat terrain.

I have read up on the Trojan Rangers. Do I have the go that route for the type of extended use I would like or can I get away with the 875? What about the Trojan Traveler 8v?
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There is only one choice. Trojan T-875. You could safely get 30-40 mi/charge out of them depending on your driving habits. Also depending where you live in NC. Mountains or seashore. And still have 50% charge left.
Well there really is more than one choice if avilable...
T-875 170AH
T-890 190AH ~ Crown CR-190 190AH
Ranger 160 204AH
US Batt does make some small 8 volt bat with only 121AH
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I have 6 - 8 volt batteries

I bought the cart used. There is a sticker on all batteries that reads "C12". I assume that means March 2012?

Always fully charged between uses, when I come home it sits on charger until I use it again - usually the following day or days.

I am near Raleigh NC, very flat terrain.

I have read up on the Trojan Rangers. Do I have the go that route for the type of extended use I would like or can I get away with the 875? What about the Trojan Traveler 8v?
While your 4 year old bats are likely the issue without knowing which bat you currently have you don't know if your buying less, equal or more cap...
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While your 4 year old bats are likely the issue without knowing which bat you currently have you don't know if your buying less, equal or more cap...

I thought I had US Batteries, I actually have PD Batteries?

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Those are standard cap 165AH batteries... The T-875 is a little bigger in cap and is a quality battery... You would/will see an improvement with fresh batteries regardless of increased cap or not....
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Those are standard cap 165AH batteries... The T-875 is a little bigger in cap and is a quality battery... You would/will see an improvement with fresh batteries regardless of increased cap or not....
Sounds good, thank you. Looks like the 875 will be the way to go. From the above discussion, does not look like I need the Ranger.
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