Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
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$$ vs AH vs Brand Names
Since there's no such thing as "just golf cart batteries" and in fact they come in markedly different amounts of AmpHours... how does the group feel about the differences? Worth paying more for?
I can already see that many of you buy 'em as cheaply as possible, without regard to brand name or construction, and seem to get about a similar amount of years of use.
I ask because I have been using the higher-AH Trojans for our house bank. I got 5+ years out of the first bank and so replaced them with the same ones. What with prices going up so high I may be forced to shop around more the next time around.
What we have now are two of the Trojan T-145+, rated at 260 ah for the bank.
If I go with the T-105 (or a lower price competitor) the AH is only 225.
I like being able to run the whole boat, including the refrigeration, while on the hook for two days, and still have ample power to start the diesel.
Thanks for your help and for for documenting your experiences.