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Unread 11-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default Interstate batts last 2 yrs

Discharge test after 2 yrs they all fail less than 45 mins @75 amp load the trogan batts make 90 mins ? Cheap cost more in the long run
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Unread 11-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I hate to disagree with but Interstate Batteries aren't cheap. I went to buy two of them and they wanted almost $400. That includes tax plus core charge to be fair.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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I saw a guy ruin top of the line crowns in 18 months. 'Water?' he said. 'I don't put water in my car battery.'

Other operating mistakes like repeated deep discharging or letting them set in a discharged state can reduce useful lifespan.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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speaking of batteries the cart i bought has interstate batteries. i know they are not the best but its what i have for now. with that i have a quick question.

Is there a way to clean the lead plates in them for better life and charging? I have seen these battery cleaning solutions for sale clean the lead plates for around 30 bucks. Are they worth trying? Cause the plates in 2 of the batteries i have are pretty corroded with whiteish on them.

Also are the batteries suppost to breath or make a bubbling sound while they charge?
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Is there a way to clean the lead plates in them for better life and charging? I have seen these battery cleaning solutions for sale clean the lead plates for around 30 bucks. Are they worth trying? Cause the plates in 2 of the batteries i have are pretty corroded with whiteish on them.

Also are the batteries suppost to breath or make a bubbling sound while they charge?
Not really. Once they sulfate, you can't do a whole lot. Just keep maintaining them with distilled water.

Yes, totally normal. The electrolyte actually bubbles inside while the batteries are charging.
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When I bought my first cart, it needed batteries, so I went to Interstate because I had had good luck with car batteries from them.
I had the cart for 3 years, and they were still going strong when I sold it. Proper maintenance is the key to any brand battery...
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Unread 11-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Our golf course got new carts last fall. About mid summer the dealer came in and changed all the batteries. Don't know if it was bad batteries or the non to poor maintenance.
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What you buy at the battery store and what the manufacture puts in the cart during assembly are different.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 03:40 AM   #9
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Not really. Once they sulfate, you can't do a whole lot. Just keep maintaining them with distilled water.

Yes, totally normal. The electrolyte actually bubbles inside while the batteries are charging.
You might consider the battery life saver (one of the sight sponsors)
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #10
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The way to prevent sulphating is keeping the batteries fully charged. Any decent battery will last a long time if you properly care for them and do not abuse them.
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