lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-18-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northport, AL
Posts: 16
Default Trojan or US?

I'm trying to decide which set of 12 volt batteries to buy and wanted y'alls opinion. I'm looking at Trojan T1275 for $160 each or US Battery US 12V XC for $150 each.
The amp hours (20 hour rate) is US 155 min. vs. Trojan 150 min. The minutes @ 25 amps is US 292 min. vs. Trojan 280 min. These are the only two comparable rates listed on their websites.
The US battery is $10 each cheaper and the capacity rates are a little bit better. I don't know about warranties.
Which battery would you buy?
(By the way, I've already decided not to convert from 4 12 volts to 6 8 volts. Costs are not worth it as I'll only have the cart for 3 or 4 years anyway.)
Randy102771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 12-18-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
Getting Wild
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Posts: 89
Default Re: Trojan or US?

I would find out what you admitted you didn't know(warranty). I'm new to the hobby, but in this region Trojan has a good reputation and I don't know about the US. For all I know they may be the same battery marketed under a different name. Sometimes it comes down to how a local dealer will be able to help you with the warranty if you end up needing it. Sometimes you save in the beginning and pay later.
littlebob is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 06:42 AM   #3
Not Yet Wild
 
2frank's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North East Alabama/Originally from Vidalia, GA
Posts: 65
Default Re: Trojan or US?

Looks like these folks will buy you old batteries, to boot...


http://www.batterysalesandservice.com/
2frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 11:07 AM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Colbyntx's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Texas
Posts: 602
Default Re: Trojan or US?

One of the cart repair shops near me only puts the US 12v's in all their 4X12 carts they work on. I know CC doesn't use the 4X12 system anymore but they are no longer using Trojan. They use US and Crown batteries. The US are very good batteries and I will get a set in the spring for my 4X12 cart. If they go bad in 2-3 years, I will convert the cart to 6X8. I just can't see spendind the extra $400.00 right now to do it. I also need a set of 8v's and will be using the US batteries. They make 3 diferent 8v's and I will be getting the top of the line one.
Colbyntx is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
Gone Wild
 
easydoesit's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mia, Fl.
Posts: 421
Default Re: Trojan or US?

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe... Both high quality batteries. In my opinion its a matter of personal choice.
easydoesit is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 04:26 PM   #6
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northport, AL
Posts: 16
Default Re: Trojan or US?

Thanks guys for your advice. I did find out the US Battery has a one year warranty. I still don't know about the warranty on the Trojan battery.
Randy102771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #7
friends call me Boke
 
bokeasmowl's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Posts: 7,773
Default Re: Trojan or US?

trojan is one year also, my next set won't be trojans. Look at the numbers, more everything and less dollars.......thats a no brainer. Trojan is still riding their name and thats about it.
bokeasmowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 05:52 PM   #8
Gone Wild
 
sonicj's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Panama City, FL
Posts: 1,408
Default Re: Trojan or US?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy102771 View Post
(By the way, I've already decided not to convert from 4 12 volts to 6 8 volts. Costs are not worth it as I'll only have the cart for 3 or 4 years anyway.)
personally, i would go with 6 x 8v sam's/enegizer batteries before i went with 4 x 12v anything. even if you have to replace one after a few years, you'll still end up cheaper. warranty is one year free replacement.
-sj
sonicj is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #9
friends call me Boke
 
bokeasmowl's Avatar
Yamaha
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Posts: 7,773
Default Re: Trojan or US?

you know what trojans are good for right? preventing unwanted pregnancy
bokeasmowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-18-2010, 07:48 PM   #10
Gone Wild
 
easydoesit's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mia, Fl.
Posts: 421
Default Re: Trojan or US?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy102771 View Post
I'm trying to decide which set of 12 volt batteries to buy and wanted y'alls opinion. I'm looking at Trojan T1275 for $160 each or US Battery US 12V XC for $150 each.
The amp hours (20 hour rate) is US 155 min. vs. Trojan 150 min. The minutes @ 25 amps is US 292 min. vs. Trojan 280 min. These are the only two comparable rates listed on their websites.
The US battery is $10 each cheaper and the capacity rates are a little bit better. I don't know about warranties.
Which battery would you buy?
(By the way, I've already decided not to convert from 4 12 volts to 6 8 volts. Costs are not worth it as I'll only have the cart for 3 or 4 years anyway.)



Randy I agree with you. I guess that going with 6 or 8 volt batteries will be better but the truth of it is that Im going on to 4 years with my original 4-12's and they are still running strong and charge holds forever. Not interested in converting at all. Just don't see the reason to. I like the simplicity of having/maintaining just 4 batteries.
easydoesit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Trojan T-875`s Golf Carts and Parts
New Trojan T-105 for $450 Electric EZGO
Trojan T-605 for TXT? Electric EZGO
From Trojan T-860 to T-875 ? Electric Club Car
Trojan T-145 Extreme DC!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.