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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default From the Trojan Engineer...

As promised, here is the official answer from Trojan:

Trojan Battery Response

Dear Steven:

Thank you for submitting your question regarding Technical - Battery.

Based on your comments below:

Hello, I just purchased new T1275 (4) 12V Trojan batteries for my golf cart. I was told to "break the batts in" by running them down to about 50% and then charge them for the 1st 10-12 cycles. Is this correct? I cannot find any break in procedure on your website. Thanks, Steve

Below is Trojan Battery's response:

This is not necessary. The first step performed on newly purchased batteries is an equalize charge. This is called a refreshening charge. After that, use the batteries normally.

If you have additional comments or questions, please contact me at the information below.


James M. Cobb
Technical Support Engineer
Trojan Battery Company

Just like Scotty said: Trojan cares more about battery upkeep than a proper break-in period. I'll still follow the break-in schedule!
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: From the Trojan Engineer...

More than one person has poo pooed he whole break-in thing, but many of the field techs swear by it? When I pressed them further on the subject they said there was no harm in doing some sort of gentle break in either.... so no harm, a good practice or an old wives tale?
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Unread 09-19-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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Default Re: From the Trojan Engineer...

My personal style is to run it like I'm going to use it for the rest of it's life, cars, trucks, ATV's, golf carts. Gas or electric, as long as you do preventative maintenance and keep them charged, gassed up and lubricated, you will get the most use out of them. If any vehicle sits for a long period of time and/or is neglected, it won't last as long as the same vehicle that gets used daily/weekly. Personally, I like the break-in method and I'm a very big fan of charging after every use (daily) or weekly when not used. I check battery levels weekly during the summer/high use time and monthly when not in use. So far I am starting on year 4 with no problems on 08 Trojans.

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