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pianotuna
post Aug 29 2009, 10:00 AM
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Hi All,

Battery prices from Sam's Club

G29 125 AH $79.42
G27 115AH $68.87
Golf Cart 6V 220AH $71.28

Based on dual batteries this equates to:

G 29....@....250 amp/hr = $0.63 per amp hour
G 27....@....230 amp/hr = $0.60 per amp hour
Golf Cart @ 220 amp/hr = $0.65 per amp hour

Before anyone does the "old saw" that six volt batteries last longer I'll point out that my last set of 12 volt batteries are six years old and still going strong. The "secret"? A 30 watt solar system with an old style charge controller.

I'll also point out that the dual G 29 set has 12% more amp hour capacity than the "twin" six volt set.


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abbygolden
post Aug 29 2009, 12:07 PM
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A battery wizard I ain't! However, regarding the golf cart batteries - I have a 42 - yes, 42 - volt system (seven six volt batteries). When home, I play 18 holes at least five times a week, sometimes more. My batteries are Trojan T-105s, highly recommended for golf cart applications. They cost roughly twice as much as the price you list. I have to change mine out about every three, sometimes four years. This year I installed a product called BatteryLifeSaver, which, among others things, says it will restore dying and even almost dead batteries to like new. I found that hard to believe but felt it was worth spending the $99 to save spending over $1,000 to see if it works. Amazingly it does as my batteries now register fully charged and my cart goes the 30 mph I like it to go (no, it isn't a stock cart).

Anyway, the point I'm getting to is how do the batteries compare (durability, life span, etc) to the T-105s? Please dumb down your answer so that I can understand because, as I first mentioned, a battery wizard I ain't! If the cheaper ones don't match up to the T-105s, I'll stay with the high priced spread.
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