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Unread 02-09-2010, 03:12 PM   #51
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Default Re: Batteries 6-8v or 8-6v

This person said I should get a new charger to properly charge 8-6 volters....

It makes no sense to me, but I am very new to playing with carts, so am interested what others think.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #52
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This person said I should get a new charger to properly charge 8-6 volters....

It makes no sense to me, but I am very new to playing with carts, so am interested what others think.
Was that a salesman who said that? 6-8's or 8-6"s is still 48 volts. The only difference is AH capacity. It will just a little longer to charge up 8 6 volt batteries because they have a little more AH capacity.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 04:09 PM   #53
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Default Re: Batteries 6-8v or 8-6v

But the chemical/lead make up of a 225 Crown is different than a T105 battery. So, yes, the charger will charge a 48V pack whether is's 6 8V, 8 6V, or 12 4V, or 4 12V batteries, but how it manages the current into the batteries is the difference.

I never heard anything good about Crown other than pricing. Trojan seems to have always offered the best protection, on the car, and in the back seat too.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 07:09 PM   #54
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But the chemical/lead make up of a 225 Crown is different than a T105 battery. So, yes, the charger will charge a 48V pack whether is's 6 8V, 8 6V, or 12 4V, or 4 12V batteries, but how it manages the current into the batteries is the difference.

I never heard anything good about Crown other than pricing. Trojan seems to have always offered the best protection, on the car, and in the back seat too.
How different can the guts of the batteries be? I'm 99.999% set on putting 8 new T-105's in my cart next week.
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I would always choose the Trojans, even though our company uses usbattery. But that was like asking how different can durocell be from rayovac or supersaver batteries. Plate thickness and absorption play a huge determination in flooded performance.
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I would always choose the Trojans, even though our company uses usbattery. But that was like asking how different can durocell be from rayovac or supersaver batteries. Plate thickness and absorption play a huge determination in flooded performance.
Club Car went with Crown now, do you think it's because they selling them to Club Car cheaper is the main reason?
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Each oem gets in bed with a vendor they feel will work best in their circumstances, and still give them the maximum profit. Club car is well established so I'm sure they're confident in their choice.
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Unread 02-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #58
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One last whack at the dead horse;

what would you buy;

Trojan T-105+ for $89 each
Interstate (US Batt) U2200 for $80 each
Crown CR-225 for $89 each (1hr drive each way to get them)

The question is why is the US Batt warranty only 6mo and the others is 12mo?

If anyone is close to Peachtree City, GA, when I get new batts I have one good batt. that I can swap for a bad one. When I bring in my cores.
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Unread 02-11-2010, 11:25 AM   #59
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Crown is a very good battery. They are nudging Trojan out of the market by price and performance. The 225 crown actually outweighs the 105 Trojan by 2 pounds more lead ... for the same $.... Trojan is an old name and Crown is the new kid who has come up in quality since they first started producing less expensive batteries......
I would go with the Crown .... It has 12 mo/ replacement and 6mo pro-rated warrantee. 18mo total
NOW ...... I know you have done a ton or research on this.....Time for you to make a decision. Let us know what you choose and how you plan on maintaining them, which is more important than which one you choose
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Unread 02-13-2010, 07:24 AM   #60
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Default Re: Batteries 6-8v or 8-6v

FWIW, I have updated with my run with 6-8v. I still have some questions.....:
  1. How much effect is temperature? Most of my tests were under 50 degrees F.
  2. How can I interpret the under load voltages (I have a volt meter hooked up to the pack). Toward the end I was seeing 45-46v on flats at 22MPH, down to 43 to climb steep hill. Should I be keeping this data in detail during test?
  3. Based on the data I have provided can we tell how much further the cart will travel? Trojan mentions NEVER discharge batteries more than 80%, so I guess I could extrapolate....
Here are the results as I remembered to write them down.
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