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You can find maintenance free 1w volt batteries everywhere.
My T105s have plenty of capacity and long life as long as they are serviced properly.
But adding water every few weeks, especially when sore a distance away is a problem plus the corrosion on everything including he frame.
CW in Oklahoma City said they had Hawk Brand Maintenance Free deep cycles to replace the T105s for around 700.00 for four. I don't know the brand but it seems the only ones around.
And...there is little wiggle room for any differences in size.
AGMS are great but I can't justify the price.
Anyone know of a deep cycle replacement for the T105s?
Seems the market would be large for them.

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https://www.batteriesplus.com/replacement/battery/trojan/t105

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I searched CW’s online store. Response was “No results for "Hawk battery"


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Posted: 03/25/20 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

down home wrote:

You can find maintenance free 1w volt batteries everywhere.
My T105s have plenty of capacity and long life as long as they are serviced properly.
But adding water every few weeks, especially when sore a distance away is a problem plus the corrosion on everything including he frame.
CW in Oklahoma City said they had Hawk Brand Maintenance Free deep cycles to replace the T105s for around 700.00. I don't know the brand but it seems the only ones around.
And...there is little wiggle room for any differences in size.
AGMS are great but I can't justify the price.
Anyone know of a deep cycle replacement for the T105s?
Seems the market would be large for them.


If maintenance is the issue, i.e. adding water to them when required, and the space for them is suited to GC2 sized batteries, there aren't too many other options that work as well as an AGM version of the GC2 6V T105.
Like these maybe? Only $299.99 (plus tax?). If your $700 CW quote was for 2, then this price is about the same.
https://www.amstron.com/amstron-gc2-6v-agm-deep-cycle-battery/


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Posted: 03/25/20 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jdc1

I do believe he is looking for maintenance free 6v batteries.

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Normal battery charging shouldn’t cause any corrosion. Only water vapor, hydrogen and oxygen will be emitted. Only when.a battery continues to draw high current from the charging source long-term will you have corrosion problems.


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I just left Costco. Their 6V's are $90

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THe major cause of corrosion when you use Flooded Wet Cells is mis-information
The 2nd major cause is quick charging.

Per Trojan. and me and I was trained back when this was the most common type of battery. You fill to 1/4 to 1/8 inch BELOW the bottom of the filler tube.. NOT to the bottom but BELOW it.. Over filling means it will spit out not water but dilute sulfuric acid, a corrosive.

I've heard of folks filling to the TOP of the tube.

Over charging can cause it to spit as well. or hyper fast charging.

I run around 500 amp hours plus so I can safely charge at 150 amps.. but I can only make 160 between two converters and they will NEVER hit that level. Thus I never fast charge.


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down home wrote:

AGMS are great but I can't justify the price.
Anyone know of a deep cycle replacement for the T105s?

Remember these are golf cart batteries. Most go into carts a golf course where they have several people who make sure that the carts are cleaned and charged every day. Likely the liquid level is checked every day also.

Golf course are not going to pay the premium price for AGM either !

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i see a lot of people adding water every couple weeks to every month and I have to wonder why you are adding water that often. I have a PD charger on my four 6V batteries and I add water twice a year(early spring and fall)

I also just bought a battery watering system for the Camper, the 5th wheel has lots of room but the camper only has about 4 inches of room above the batteries so I will try that out this summer and see how it is.

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