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Unread 07-12-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default New Trojan T-875, now what? :)

My 04 Club Car Ds had deteriorated from 18-19 mph to 8 jerky and slow take off with no torque, corrosion everywhere, etc.

So today I bit the bullet and bought 6 Trojan T-875 8V batteries for $750.00

I turned it on just to drive up on my trailer, I plan on taking it home, unloading driving in the garage and then charging.

Can someone tell me, the following:
1. Is there any precare I need to do besides the anti-corrosion gel on the connection and letting the new batteries charge overnight?
2. To keep the life, charge every night and clean terminals and check water monthly? ( I live in Oklahoma )
3. After its fully charged, if the jerking continues, does that mean I now also need the MCOR conversion?

Thanks, really paranoid about making these batteries last as long as i can. I ran my 48-12vdc yellow wire to the key switch, I have heard people voice concern about the converter keeping a continual drain on the battery.
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Unread 07-12-2016, 04:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Trojan T-875, now what? :)

Everything that is generally known about batteries (and maximizing their life) is HERE. Personally I am conservative and never discharged my batteries past 75% for their first 10-20 cycles. Read all of it, and you will know as much about maximizing your batteries as anyone else on this site.
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Unread 07-12-2016, 04:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: New Trojan T-875, now what? :)

First off, read this: http://www.cartsunlimited.net/battery-break-in-.html

I've actually gotten away from using the anti-corrosion gel on my carts. It makes a sticky mess and attracts dirt. Don't overfill the batteries and you won't have any corrosion issues.

Yes, check water levels once a month.

In an ideal world, these batteries would be at 100% SOC their entire lives, so charge them any chance you get, typically overnight at the end of the day.

As for the jerkiness, try pumping the accelerator quickly about 30 times with the cart off and in neutral. This will clean off the wiper arm inside the MCOR.

Good luck.
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Unread 07-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: New Trojan T-875, now what? :)

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First off, read this: http://www.cartsunlimited.net/battery-break-in-.html

I've actually gotten away from using the anti-corrosion gel on my carts. It makes a sticky mess and attracts dirt. Don't overfill the batteries and you won't have any corrosion issues.

Yes, check water levels once a month.

In an ideal world, these batteries would be at 100% SOC their entire lives, so charge them any chance you get, typically overnight at the end of the day.

As for the jerkiness, try pumping the accelerator quickly about 30 times with the cart off and in neutral. This will clean off the wiper arm inside the MCOR.

Good luck.

Thanks joesam, I read that but there wasn't any new battery info.


Jakesnake27, that's exactly what I needed!! So is the spray on terminal protector better than the goo packs, I would guess so since it eliminates dirt and such sticking to it. I'm assuming you spray it on after all connections are made?
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Unread 07-12-2016, 06:56 PM   #5
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Yes you spray it on after all the connections are made. Even the spray attracts dirt though, as it's sticky too. I used to use it when I first got my cart, but don't anymore for this reason...
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Unread 07-12-2016, 07:02 PM   #6
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"wasn't any new battery info." in joesam's link? Must not have opened the pdf in post #5.


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Unread 07-15-2016, 03:52 PM   #7
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3. After its fully charged, if the jerking continues, does that mean I now also need the MCOR conversion?
i had the jerky take off on my 03 cart, before i bought the $160 mcor4 conversion i tore out the old mcor1
i was going to try to fix it from this thread by marshred
the plugs were full of dirt as was the input shaft, i blew everything out with my compressor and bench tested the mcor1
everything ohm'd out right according to the manual so i threw the mcor1 back in
everything is working great

i suspect a little corrosion in the plugs even though they looked pretty good
it's worth a try unless you have the $160 burning a hole in your pocket
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Unread 07-15-2016, 03:59 PM   #8
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i bought 6 new t875 and read up on battery maintenance
i was treating my old batteries like car batteries, keeping them full to the bottom of the split ring
i had corrosion on all my terminals, wet battery tops after charging, acid spills all over the frame and on my floor
now i keep the water level 1/4'' over the plates: no more corrosion, wet batteries or acid stains
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Unread 07-17-2016, 09:12 AM   #9
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I use dielectric grease on my battery terminals. Easy to clean and keeps corrosion to a bear minimum.
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Unread 07-18-2016, 10:01 AM   #10
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Default Re: New Trojan T-875, now what? :)

I have been using a "Teflon" (lubricant) spray on my terminals. Not sticky and no corrosion. Of course, maybe my water levels are good as well. FWIW.
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