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Old 03-09-2015, 10:53 PM   #57
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And if you can't get solid copper bar like Lew uses, you can take a piece of half inch copper pipe, put it in a vice to crush it flat, and then drill holes in it for the connections. Bend as needed like the photo Lew shows. Tape the bar. Makes excellent heavy solid connections.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:38 PM   #58
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Thanks to this post from Msmoto, I installed a PowerMax PM4B-60 over the weekend.

While I was at it, I replaced my dead group 24 batteries with new Interstate Group 27s.

I haven't decided whether it's necessary to fashion a bracket for the fuse panel, for now I just screwed one side of it to the converter like the old Parallax 555 had.

And yes, I ordered the convert from Randy at BestConverters.com
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:07 PM   #59
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Thanks to this post from Msmoto, I installed a PowerMax PM4B-60 over the weekend.

While I was at it, I replaced my dead group 24 batteries with new Interstate Group 27s.

I haven't decided whether it's necessary to fashion a bracket for the fuse panel, for now I just screwed one side of it to the converter like the old Parallax 555 had.

And yes, I ordered the convert from Randy at BestConverters.com
If you had turned your batteries 90, you would have been able to fit them into the existing battery box with no modification.
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If you had turned your batteries 90, you would have been able to fit them into the existing battery box with no modification.

I saw your post about that with the Lifeline 27s so I tried doing it that way first. It didn't work for me, unfortunately. These batteries were a 1/4" too wide.
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I saw your post about that with the Lifeline 27s so I tried doing it that way first. It didn't work for me, unfortunately. These batteries were a 1/4" too wide.
I have seen variations in the battery boxes, as they are all hand made. Sorry that you had to do it the 'hard way' !
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Didn't work for me either, I had tried that too. It's because of the handles on the Interstates.
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Gee, works with Lifelines......
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I'm running cheapos until I get to Oregon to get Lithium from AM Solar. Then my battery box is going to be empty. :P
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You'll be able to get them in FL after Nov 1 too.


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I'm due for some batteries soon as well so I did some investigation. The Interstates are 12.75L x 6.75W x 9.5H while the Lifelines are 13.09L x 6.6W x 9.25H.

So the difference in width for two batteries is just over 1/4 inch. Not a whole lot but I guess it's critical if you need it.
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Trojans are even bigger. 6.84W.
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Looking into this further, 6V Lifelines are 10.28L x 7.06W x 9.63H.

My trailer isn't here so I can't measure the box size, but the stock group 24 Interstates fit and they are 11H x 6.875W x 9.5H.

Most find that the lid has to be raised (or bottom lowered) for these.
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The lid has to be removed and a 1-1/2" riser inserted on the battery box rim if you plan to use Lifeline
GPL 4CT golf cart batteries.


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The lid has to be removed and a 1-1/2" riser inserted on the battery box rim if you plan to use Lifeline
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Which must hinder access to the front hatch if you have one. Is it a lot or just minor?
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