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Old 11-19-2012
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Re: Battery Sizing - am I crazy?

Better not to short yourself and not have enough power should you want to add things on the future

I would go with 4 golf cart batteries deep cycle. These way about 45 lbs each and are easily manuevered by one person. 2 of these is about the same footprint of a group 31. Four would be the same size almost as 1 of you 8Ds with the same amp hours of 2 8ds

4- 6 volt golf carts =440 ah = 220 usable ah. Refrigeration should you ever add it will run between 50-75 ah a day.

Better to have to much than to little IMHO.

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