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Re: Battery Sizing - am I crazy?

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Sure they may have more capacity for their footprint because they're taller. But it's not like taller is universally better. My two batteries are both in height contained locations where "size" most definitely includes consideration of the 3rd dimension. So in my case, 12V's give the most capacity possible for their "size".
Not necessarily so. My 4 Lifeline AGM 6 volts are the same height as most standard group 31. They deliver almost ah per volume than 1 group 31. I beleive the reason they weigh more is a heavier lead plate. The 4-6 volt batteries + 2 inches in length fit into the exact same space as the 2 group 31 I used to have.

Heres what you need to compare to compare apples to apples 2 - 6 volt GC vs 2 Group 31. Both will have approx the same ah. The two group 31s will take up substabtially more volume than the two golf carts. The weight difference is minimal ( 2X59.9 or 2X66)
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