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I don't know if anyone makes a 12 volt golf cart battery but I've never seen one or heard of one


12v deep cycles are avl for 48v systems. More space saving.

https://deepcyclebatterystore.com/12-volt-48-volt-carts/

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KD4UPL wrote:

Golf cart batteries are great for RV house loads. I don't know if anyone makes a 12 volt golf cart battery but I've never seen one or heard of one. If you really have 12 volt golf cart batteries you have something extremely rare.
You prompted me to Google 12V GCs. There are a variety including Trojan's T-12xx deep cycle flooded GCs. Perhaps they are becoming more popular.


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CA Traveler .. there is a little golf cart out of Florica the Cricket .. uses 3 12V batteries ...


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KD4UPL thanks for that tip !! there are 3 caps .. so 6V is the answer !!

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The above conversions got me thinking: For any given capacity and voltage, what is the difference between a golf cart battery and a deep cycle battery?


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pnichols wrote:

what is the difference between a golf cart battery and a deep cycle battery?
GC batteries *are* deep cycles.

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Phil,

Deep Cycle batteries were common before 1955. Truly deep cycle jars have thick plates. Golf cart fit that description well.

Deep cycle batteries have more space under the plates. Probably more than a golf cart jar.

I remember looking at wind charger batteries as a child. They were glass, tall, and had at least 4 inches of space beneath the plates.


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pianotuna wrote:

Phil,

Deep Cycle batteries were common before 1955. Truly deep cycle jars have thick plates. Golf cart fit that description well.

Deep cycle batteries have more space under the plates. Probably more than a golf cart jar.

I remember looking at wind charger batteries as a child. They were glass, tall, and had at least 4 inches of space beneath the plates.


Thanks Don, for the info above.

Now ... I wonder what the difference is between deep cycle AGM batteries and non-deep-cycle AGM batteries?

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KD4UPL thanks for that tip !! there are 3 caps .. so 6V is the answer !!


Great, now you guys know. Here's a picture of how 6v batteries are wired in series to get the 12 volts that the trailer needs. If your husband disconnects the jumper wire between the batteries and checks the voltage on one battery only it should be reading 6 volts. But with the jumper connected, if he he measures the positive and negative that go to the trailer he should get 12 volts.


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