6volt vs 12 volt
Posted 05 August 2017 - 05:07 PM
Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:23 PM
6vdc batteries typically have thicker plates allowing heavier charge and discharge than the thinner plates of a 12vdc battery.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:16 AM
Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:18 PM
12's are cheaper that's for sure. We recently put 4 six volts in our 5'er. About double the price per battery times four for 4 six volt golf cart batteries. But we have a ton of solar on the trailer roof. Three 160 watt panels. Next upgrade will be a good size inverter. Thinking 4,000 watts.
In our truck camper we have 2 Group 29's and 80 watts solar on the roof. (Not so effective in the winter when there is 2+ feet of snow on the campers roof) Keeps the lights and furnace ignitor & fan operational.
Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:23 PM
But it comes at a cost, the 6v batteries are heavier.
We got a good price on our 6v golf cart batteries from that big box retail chain based in Kirkland wa.
They were only about $20 more per battery vs the group 24 12v ones they replaced.
We mostly boondocks and really needed the extra power in reserve.
Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:16 AM
I just had to replace both of my batteries after one exploded in the TC. It basicly shorted out inside its self. the ones I put back after repairs were two group 29's marine batteries. And two extra our on the trailer for four of them.
I got it fixed!
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