Trojan T105 Batteries

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00
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Has anyone had any experience using Trojan 6 volt 225 ah batteries as aux. batts. Apparently they use them in golf carts and am thinking about using them in my Hilux as aux batts.

Thanks in advance

Graham
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Reply By: Nigel - Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00
They are quiet large and heavy, but for some weird electrical reason, 2 x 6 volts batteries in series are better than 2 x 12 volt batteries of half the Ah rating in parallel.

I got the battery box on my camper trailer built so that it can fit 2 T105's for when we do some long trips down the track, but haven't bought them yet. Trojan do have a good reputation.
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Reply By: mardy - Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00
graham,
I'm looking at buying the same batteries, for what its worth...they were recommended to me from the guy at battery world.$189 ea what price have you been quoted??Let me know how you get on with them.mardy
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Follow Up By: Graham - Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00
Mardy,
Battery World at Redcliffe (brisbane) quoted $195 @


Graham
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Reply By: Mardy - Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00
Graham,
Oh yeah..umm.I forgot....the guy said that that was trade price.

If its of any help I have learnt to get the best life span out of a deep cycle battery is to charge them at 10% of their capacity, no matter wether there dead flat or half charged...A standard altenator will put in a heap of amps in,initially and taper off as the battery comes up to capacity.

I've got a circiut diagram for a regulator to do just that ( means having a dedicated altenator for the job, you remove/bypass the internal reg.) let me have your email address if you would like the info.
regards Mardy
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Reply By: gg - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2002 at 00:00
hi i run my fridge of a 220amp hr deep cycle battery at the moment i charge it as and you notice the fuel the alternator uses hell with 2 alternators look out i travel then disconect when i stop when im at detination i run generator for a few hrs at night to top it up and i get the side benefiet of eletric lights and if the football is on i watch that eventualy when i get my next vehicle ill have solar panels
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