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Old 12-03-2004, 04:27 PM   #21
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I was told that the batteries installed in golf carts, and the like, are of a more heavy duty type than the standard deep cycle battery.
They are, but they are also 6 volt, and twice as tall as the deep cycle batteries we all know and love.
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #22
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This guy say's it best. I printed it out and keep it in the bathroom. Musta read the thing like 100x's before I started to understand it and BAM... it's sooo simple.

http//www.phrannie.org/battery.html


I'm using two trojans (6v) and one trojan (12v) set on a switch using the intelli-power 9180 (80amp) output. I just finished the rewire of the whole trailer. I was down to the frame so it was easy to run the wire. I redid the 12v DC panel using a breaker system from West Marine ( Blue Sea Systems).
The panel is now in the front, and the intelli-power is also in the front. Very nice set-up with cd,dvd,17"JVCflatscreen, xm radio and 500w JL 4c amp. Ran the system today for the first time and had it all working pretty hard and ran it off my two 6's for about 12-15min, and the fan didn't even come on the intelli.
Radio is way to loud for an A/S but...... louder is better right. I switched most of the lights to the cold cathodine tube lights. The're not that brite even when they heat (if you can call it that) up. They use like no power though.
That website say's all you will ever need to know and more.
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Old 12-03-2004, 10:13 PM   #23
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I'm using two trojans (6v) and one trojan (12v) set on a switch using the intelli-power 9180 (80amp) output. I just finished the rewire of the whole trailer. I was down to the frame so it was easy to run the wire.
I'm interested in why you have two batteries, two 6V and one 12V. Are you able to run them independently, so one bank is charging while the other is in use? It sounds pretty neat.
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I'm interested in why you have two batteries, two 6V and one 12V. Are you able to run them independently, so one bank is charging while the other is in use? It sounds pretty neat.
I have the two 6's connected to make 12v (battery1) then a switch and the other 12v (battery2). The intelli will charge two batterys at once or just the one that needes it. Took me awhile to figure everything out (asked lots of questions)... but it realy works. I have the charge wizard working with the intelli-power and it changes up the charge to mix it up....

I have only just started using it and not sure if there are any bug's yet.

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Question re Concord battery and Iota converter/charger

We're thinking of installing a Concord AGM Group 31 battery with a 15-amp Iota converter/charger. May add a solar panel later. Does anyone see a problem with these 2 items? Can this converter replace the Univolt? (1975 Excella 500).
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We're thinking of installing a Concord AGM Group 31 battery with a 15-amp Iota converter/charger. May add a solar panel later. Does anyone see a problem with these 2 items? Can this converter replace the Univolt? (1975 Excella 500).
I think the Univolt put's out 45,50,55 amp's (not sure exact amount). The charger (part) only needs to charge your batterys and the converter (part) changes the 110ac (landline) power so you can use it on 12v stuff.
Example: If you bought a new LCD TV, you will see that the plug that goes in the wall of your house is regular, then there is a box (converter) it's changing your house power to 12v. power this is what LCD's run on - not the 110ac you actualy are feeding it with the plug in the wall.
I used this example because I have a 17" JVC LCD TV that I have in my A/S and it run's off the 12v. power off the batterys.

To finish up with the 15-amp converter..... probably not enough amp's. I have a 80amp Intelli-charger (probably over kill) but your suppost to add up all the power you can use in your trailer and that is the number you need + the ability to charge the batterys at the same time if needed.

There are people WAY better then me at this stuff, and it goes WAY over my head. If your univolt but out 45-55 amps you should stick to atleast that much (simple math )

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Thanks, RiskIt

We'll read through Phred's article, too.
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