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Old 04-24-2017, 06:33 AM   #21
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I'm going to add a tube over the thread rod between the batterys as suggested by Snowy
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:18 AM   #22
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Nice work. I bought an extender from Vinnies that looks similar to yours. The T105 is a great battery and I have used them for years with good success.
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I should mention that if you put a rubber tube over the threaded rod that you might need to then also make a larger "washer"

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In the photo above you can see a thick black plastic rectangle washer under the stock threaded nut.

As the rubber hose moves the batteries apart a little more I found the stock nut washer to slide off one of the batteries. The solution was the larger rectangle washer. Batteries are very secure now.
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I used a piece on 1/2 pex pipe over the rod. Snowy, Where did you get your battery disconnect. Also love all the copper jumper plates. Looks awesome!
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Old 04-24-2017, 04:08 PM   #25
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I used a piece on 1/2 pex pipe over the rod. Snowy, Where did you get your battery disconnect. Also love all the copper jumper plates. Looks awesome!


That's not really a battery disconnect, it's a big resettable fuse found on Amazon. Of course as it's between the two 6v batteries it has that function.

From experience if you plan to be disconnecting the batteries a lot then these resettable fuses are not a good choice. After a while the mechanism fails to latch back which would be a problem.
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Loving the new PD4655. Can't stop playing with the remote. Batteries are nice and comfy in there new home!
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looking for a battery recommendation

i would prefer not go thru expanding my battery box to accept the Trojans (have the same batteries in our golf cart they are great). Is there a particular battery for "non-boondockers" that fit the stock battery box? I have seen on new units they have a larger battery box already. Smart move, little too late for me.
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I have a related question. My 4 year old Class 27 AGM batteries failed and I replaced them in kind - different brand.

I am only getting 12.9 volts when connected to shore power. I have a 2013 Classic with the solar option.

I would have thought I would be getting 13.6 volts.
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Thanks to all, good ideas Iwould not have thought of. 66coupe
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Thanks to all, good ideas Iwould not have thought of. 66coupe
He did a great job. First I saw this one. Nice work.
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Thanks Randy for the vote of confidence.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:06 PM   #32
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Hey GMFL. Nice work and great post. Please tell me about the metal you used... what gauge? did you brake it yourself or have it bent?

Also do you think there will be enough ventilation with this design. Especially considering going to a more robust charger? That nearly meets the battery manufacturer's recommendations.

This factory converter has to go... I almost fell over when I read that it has a single stage charger.

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i would prefer not go thru expanding my battery box to accept the Trojans (have the same batteries in our golf cart they are great). Is there a particular battery for "non-boondockers" that fit the stock battery box? I have seen on new units they have a larger battery box already. Smart move, little too late for me.


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ID:	317579 In our case: The before and after picture from Interstate Group 24 12V to Lifeline AGM 4CT 6V in series; did need to remove the automotive connectors and crimp ring terminals on (hydraulically)...replacement after doing the PD4655VL converter replacement..went well.. Battery box (no modification) is on our 2017 AS FC23FB....+40% capacity, sealed, hold charge better, and easy to pull in winter for storage.....the Group 27 AGM Trojans did not fit ..
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Loving the new PD4655. Can't stop playing with the remote. Batteries are nice and comfy in there new home!
GMFL, forgive me if you answer this later in the post, but where did you put the remote? TIA
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