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Re: 6v or 12v batteries

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...I think the best thing for me would be to go with the T105's 6v and increase the batteries from 4 to 6 to give me the extra power.
Sounds like a good plan.

Look at Trojan's competition though like Deka/East Penn or US Battery. Comparable performance and lifespan at a better price.
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Re: 6v or 12v batteries

My current bank is 6 Deka 6v GC batteries, supposed to be equivalent to T 105s. I would have bought T105s had they been available. I think they use the same plate construction as the T 105s which is supposed to give longer life but lower CCA.

They are 4 years old now and still holding up well. Mostly they get pretty lightly cycled and get back up to 100% fairly often as I have 400 watts of tiltable solar.
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Re: 6v or 12v batteries

There in lies a dilema.
We need some more solar panels but what is the point when the batteries are not holding the charge too well. Our bank lasted 5-6 years which was pretty good really so I cannot complain.
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