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Unread 03-21-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Napa 8142?

On the search for new batteries (4 x 12v). Cheapest good batteries I can find are US Battery or Trojan for $169/each.

But in calling my local Napa store, they quoted me on the Napa 8142. It's a 12 volt, and the only thing I can see off the top is that the dimensions are a bit small for a battery well. But they are half the price of the Trojans.

Anyone else use these? I'm just looking for a battery to get me up and going until I can shell out the cash for nicer ones. I've tried finding used ones. No one in my area sells them.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Napa 8142?

Don't know about the size, but the golf cart dealer in my area prefers NAPA over Trojan. fwiw
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Unread 03-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Napa 8142?

Any battery that specifies "Cold Cranking Amps" is not a storage battery - not sure how they can even call it a Golf Cart Battery??? Its performance would be very short/poor indeed.

Actually the weight pretty much tells you the whole story - it is 26lbs - vs 82lbs for Trojan! - so it would perform about 1/3 as well for 1/3 as long (and probably much less than that).

Also - it is described as Glass Mat - if that's really true (who knows?) your Club Car charger will not recharge it properly. AGM batteries have different requirements when it comes to charging. I think NAPA does have golf cart batteries, but this one doesn't seem to be one of them?? Are you sure of the model number?
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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Yes, they have one, and it is actually more expensive than the Trojan batteries.

Thanks for the feedback. It confirms my suspicion.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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The 12's are mighty expensive, and don't last as well. Since your gonna lay down that much cash regardless - is it just that your not prepared for the extra time to switch over to 8 volt batteries while you have the chance?
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Default Re: Napa 8142?

I just searched that model number. DO NOT PUT THAT IN YOUR CART! That is a starting battery and is not designed to work in deep cycling applications. That is a starting battery for gas carts.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
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8148's are the 8 volt ones I use from Napa. They work great and usually cost me about $90 each, but you'll need 6 of them so your still at $540+you'll need 6 cores.
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The 12's are mighty expensive, and don't last as well. Since your gonna lay down that much cash regardless - is it just that your not prepared for the extra time to switch over to 8 volt batteries while you have the chance?
Pretty much, time and knowledge. This is my first cart, and use it primarily to golf (live about .75 miles from the clubhouse). I actually have a tournament the beginning of May that I'd like it to be fully operational for.
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