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Old 01-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Default Best battery

Looking to upgrade a 2000 Club Car 48 volt system. I plan to use the car mainly for street use. Would like to increase speed to maybe 30 - 35 mph.
I will be upgrading the controller to 500 amps.
What are the best batteries available. Iam looking at the US batteries and the Trojans.

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Welcome, Bailey! Can't go wrong with Trojans.....6 T-875's. US has good batts, too. I just haven't tried them.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info:
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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30-35mph~ You better think bigger.
Check out the build thread from DCX500PDS vs DCX600PDS comparison....
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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For long range use. Trojans Hands down. US batteries are coming on strong though. I can get close to 30 miles on my set in the monster cart. I have 9-8volts. I just couldn't see the price differance when I bought them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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Question Re: Best battery

Andy,
Do you know anything about agm vs lead acid? Pros and cons.. I heard that some of the racers use them because better for high amp applications? Also that they charge quicker? Do they discharge faster?

I have a 36 that needs batteries and a controller, so I'm going 48. Looking for the best battery for my application..

Any advice is.appreciated

Actually, the cart is for the kids, I'm just in charge of making it look purdy..
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
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I have been hearing that the Trojan batteries are having some problems now that the company is trying to cut costs. Does anyone know if this is true
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #8
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We haven't seen it?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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Andy,
Do you know anything about agm vs lead acid? Pros and cons.. I heard that some of the racers use them because better for high amp applications? Also that they charge quicker? Do they discharge faster?

I have a 36 that needs batteries and a controller, so I'm going 48. Looking for the best battery for my application..

Any advice is.appreciated

Actually, the cart is for the kids, I'm just in charge of making it look purdy..
I wouldn't go AGM yet for the regular cart. You want long run times if the kids are going to be riding it. The AGM's we use in the dragster are good for 3 1/8 mile runs and have to be charged. They only weight 21 pounds though so they are built to discharge completely and recharge faster than a lead acid battery.
I would buy the trojans if money isn't a issue. If money is tight go with the US battery 8 volts. They are good batteries.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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any of you guys going to the oddpowers nationals June 1 & 2 in london Ky. ? golfcart show ,hill climb , 1/8 mile drags , and maybe sled pull..... should be a lot of fun for the whole family. oh i forgot plenty of trails too!
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