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Old 04-29-2011, 07:56 AM   #11
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Denis,
I just bought my TT 4 weeks ago, and I had the dealer swap the 12 V Dual Purpose battery he was gonna supply with 2 6V Interstate batteries right from the start, so I already have 220 AH of capacity.

The way I looked at it, the extra battery capacity was a useful addition to the TT regardless of a Solar power system, and a relatively inexpensive and uncomplicated decision.

WRT Trojan batteries. Last week I spoke to a Battery dealer nearby, who was advertising Gold cart batteries on his outdoor sign!! He carries Deka. Used to carry Trojan. Trojans now are made in Mexico, and apparently Club Car recently switched to Deka from Trojan and then so did this battery dealer due to quality problems. maybe it was a line of BS, but Dekas are made in Pennsylvania.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:41 AM   #12
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I know Deka quite well, and here in Canada their subsidiary is called East-Penn Canada, only a few minutes from my home.

I bought my TT last year and not knowing better at the time, I have a single 12V. I take good care of it, but eventually I will go for 2 X 6V and Dekas are on my radar too. My brother just went full solar for his cottage and have learned a lot from him, he has 8 X 200W Kyoceras and his system works incredibly well.

Thanks for this.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:39 AM   #13
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Deka or Trojan I think really depends on the price. At least I've not seen an objective comparison saying that one is significantly better or more longer lasting than the other. I imagine the golf cart guy changed over because of cost and not because of quality, but that's a guess because the Deka's around here are similar or more expensive than the Trojan IIRC.

Deka and Trojan have comparable 6V's with the GC15 and the T-105, respectively. Both look similar in their capacity and specs. Although the Deka is 2lbs heavier so maybe its very slightly beefier.
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:53 PM   #14
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Holy Cow! Check this out!

Got this in the mail today.
220 WATT panel AND FREE CONTROLLER
Less than 500 bucks

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:35 AM   #15
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My prayers may have been answered, with a price drop from $1279 to $489.

Now that is A deal.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #16
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Looks like they only offer UPS as a shipping option. So watch out for the customs brokerage fees.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:01 AM   #17
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Holy Cow! Check this out!

Got this in the mail today.
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Less than 500 bucks

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So... Has anyone ordered this yet? Please post pictures!
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I have a friend who purchased a smaller unit and controller (180 watts if I recall correctly) from them. We were dry camping in Key West this winter and he had the panel delivered to his neice's house on the Key.

We were amazed it came in within a week and worked exactly as he had hoped. He mounted the controller in a wasted space in a cabinet and just used a long cord to get power from the panel. His plan is to make a stand with motor drive this summer so the panel would always stay 90 degrees to the sun's rays.

He plans to make it here and I will be watching him do it; camera in hand. He should be home from Texas this month.
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I have a friend who purchased a smaller unit and controller (180 watts if I recall correctly) from them. We were dry camping in Key West this winter and he had the panel delivered to his neice's house on the Key.

We were amazed it came in within a week and worked exactly as he had hoped. He mounted the controller in a wasted space in a cabinet and just used a long cord to get power from the panel. His plan is to make a stand with motor drive this summer so the panel would always stay 90 degrees to the sun's rays.

He plans to make it here and I will be watching him do it; camera in hand. He should be home from Texas this month.
Sounds great. I really would love to get a solar system too. I have done a little research and found people are having lots of problems with this charge controller.
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