Re: RV coach deep cycle batteries
- Good suggestion Warren. I'm obliged. I had no idea they make 12 volt
golf cart batteries. And the forklift idea's one I'd have never thought
of. Back during my battery warehouse days I did rebuild a good many
locomotive batteries and various ones for other heavy equipment, but
frequently the voltage wasn't confined to 6 and 12 volts.
I haven't looked at industrial/heavy equipment batteries in 50 years,
but it might be they still build them with the tar sealing the top
instead of the one-piece smooth covers. Those big ones were so
expensive it was worth it to the companies to rebuild them rather than
replace them if all that was wrong was a melted strap between the cells,
or a short in one of the cells.
Thanks a bunch. Jack
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Warren wrote:
> I can understand the bare metal budget thing. My 1953 Airstream
> a very tight budget job.
> Keep in mind they do manufacturer 12 volt deep cycle batteries (not
> referring to marine) which might fit your spot better.
> You might be able to find a 12 volt deep cycle at an electric tow
> (fork lift) repair shop and they basically do exactly what you say.
> goes bad they replace the whole pack. I have even seen a few 12 volt
> cart batteries.
> Might even find used batteries for the price of the lead in them
> than just used battery price. Might save you even a few more bucks
> When I was looking for batteries, The office where I work uses various
> Uninterrupted Power Supplies that use small 12 volt 18 AH deep cycle
> batteries. We changed out several battery packs of which only one
> actually went bad. The others were old enough to take out of service
> when I connected 8 of those used batteries together in parallel. I got
> about 120 AH capacity. Worked just fine for a few years as long as I
> use em up to fast. Over the next 2 years they started failing one at a
> time. It got me through till the budget could purchase new deep cycle
> cart batteries. :)