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Posted: 09/09/19 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Compare the specs of a T105 with a Interstate GC2 (Costco) or a Duracell GC2 (Sams). IIRC, you are only giving up about 10% of the capacity.

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In your search for 6V GOLF CART batteries don't forget to check the prices at the local BATTERIES PLUS STORE... They are around the same price as COSTCO and SAMS CLUB and you don't have to be a member of the store... I got my 4EA DURACELL SLIGC110 215AH GOLF CART Batteries there for $84.99 EACH. The store took my old 12VDC INTERSTATE batteries for cores charge...

Very happy with my purchase there...

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BFL13 wrote:

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An amazing statement! If they took a long time to get that bad, and you kept using them till now, then it would seem you might only need one 12v battery to get the job done. Why buy four new 6s if you only actually need one 12v batt?

This is all very peculiar!

This statement is both amazing and peculiar !!


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bpounds wrote:

BFL13 wrote:

"...and I installed a new set. It seems to be time to replace them again as they won't stay charged above about 12.1 volts"

An amazing statement! If they took a long time to get that bad, and you kept using them till now, then it would seem you might only need one 12v battery to get the job done. Why buy four new 6s if you only actually need one 12v batt?

This is all very peculiar!


Please explain. It would seem you are saying that long battery life means he has more battery capacity than he needs. Or perhaps you meant that he survived on weak batteries for a while, and that this means he has more battery than needed. Neither makes much sense.


4 x 6v only giving 12 v must mean they are half worn out in only 7 years. So one 12 v would be good for umm 3.5 years?

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I was SHOCKED when I had to replace the starting battery in my car. Battery prices have skyrocketed in the last few years.

Costco/Sams Club is probably the best bet for 6v'ers, though I got a good deal on mine from a local golf cart shop a few years ago when I replaced them. Seem good for ~5 years, but I would not be surprised if today's batteries don't last as long.


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Picked up 2 Duracell 6v batts at Sam's about a month ago for my Moho's coach 12v needs. Way too much negative feedback on the current Costco Interstate batteries for me to even consider them right now. So far so good on the Duracell's.

I think I paid around $87ea for the Duracells at Sam's.


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What negatives did you read on the interstates? I bought 2 back in Feb.

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Sir Beemberphile. A gentle and polite question if I may [emoticon]

How many days per year average are you vacationing disconnected? Are your batteries constantly maintained at home?

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wopachop wrote:

What negatives did you read on the interstates? I bought 2 back in Feb.


Some Interstate 6v are from Trojan anyway. Look for the ones with the same AH as Trojan--225AH, not the 232s like before. There is a lower AH one too, forget the number.

This was confirmed by the Interstate wholesaler here a couple years ago when the 6v were switched from US battery (U-2200s etc with their numbers like 232)


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They were probably just as relatively expensive when you bought them before. Perhaps your view of "expensive" has changed.

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