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Unread 06-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Time for batteries, what group/size?

Still running original batteries but it's getting so they charge longer then I spend driving. Other than cc dealer, where/what should I be looking for? Cart has 4 12v batts.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Time for batteries, what group/size?

Have you considered converting to 6- 8v batts?:
DIY - 4 x 12v to 6 x 8V Conversion (Part 1)
Trojan is said to be the leader, and US and Interstate (same company) a close second...
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have read a little about the conversion, but I'm not too sure what the advantage would be? If someone could give me the "fisher-price" explanation that would be great.
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I have read a little about the conversion, but I'm not too sure what the advantage would be? If someone could give me the "fisher-price" explanation that would be great.
. . . more batteries = more capacity = longer run time . . .
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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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Huh, ok, and if I understand what I've read, OBC & charger remains the same? How much difference is between the Precedent write up & a DS?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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Well, I just got a price on the 12v from Interstate $230 each and a week to get them
He looked a little confused when asked about the 8v. This is the one he quoted-
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...2VGCUTL+models
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Unread 06-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #7
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CC dealer has 12v Trojans for $185. Can anyone tell me how involved 6 8v fit and any mods needed?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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There is a sticky in the sticky section.
I think you would want to verify the DS battery Bucket is tyhe same as the precedent or do some measuring of your bucket to make sure they will fit. Maybe someone who has done it on a ds would chime in, or maybe start a new thread.
Anyway the conversion is simple, just a little cutting of plastic, I used a roto zip. No other mods except my 500 amp controller, new motor and 400 amp controller all installed at the same time. Same OBC and everytrhing working fine.

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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #9
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Thanks Speedchaser, the DS doesn't have the plastic bucket. It's just an open aluminum rack. I've search the forums high & low and can't find anything on doing it to a DS.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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You might ask Tahoe Dawg if they made a kit to convert the DS. Sorry I just do not know about the DS.
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