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Kayteg1

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Bert the Welder wrote:

Since it's kinda on topic, what is it that makes the 6v GC batt's better then 12v ones? and does the "better" status still apply if they are AGM?

The Golf Cart 6V batteries have huge cells comparing to automotive 12V batteries. That makes it not only cheaper to manufacture, but also more bulletproof.
What I think is also the factor that GC batteries have pretty big market, when only 2 or 3 manufacturers, so with volume and the same model lasting for decades, they perfected the design.
Automotive batteries change the designs every couple of years, so it is hit or miss.
AGM batteries are manufactured mainly for upside down applications.
Using them in automotive business is good sample how marketing overwhelmed common sense.





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Bert the Welder wrote:

Since it's kinda on topic, what is it that makes the 6v GC batt's better then 12v ones?


Golf cart batteries have thicker plates.


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deltabravo wrote:

Bert the Welder wrote:

Since it's kinda on topic, what is it that makes the 6v GC batt's better then 12v ones?


Golf cart batteries have thicker plates.


Bingo! 6 volt batteries have thicker plates and are designed for large loads and many recharge cycles.


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