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Old 05-22-2018, 08:38 PM   #1
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Battery Vs/ Batteries

It has been recommended that I ditch the single 12V battery that came with my new R-190, and get two 6V Golf Cart batteries.

Is that practical?

What is the advantage?

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It has been recommended that I ditch the single 12V battery that came with my new R-190, and get two 6V Golf Cart batteries.

Is that practical?

What is the advantage?

Thanks.
If you have the room and can handle the weight it is very practical.
The greatest advantage is a significant increase in capacity. i.e. you will have more juice.

Edit: If you went to 2 12v Batts you will increase your capacity as well but not as much as a pair of 6’s. Keep in mind that not all batts are created equally and you should use a matched set.
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Not only more practical but that 12 volt battery that you have on the camper is not a deep cycle battery and won't last long anyway.

6 volt Golf Cart batteries are built better and can handle more abuse.
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If you never dry camp and always have hook ups then there is no real advantage. If you do dry camp (boon dock) then it is very practical and a great advantage.
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I put a brand new battery in Tuesday (yesterday) and my green/red light is blinking on my carbon monoxide / propane. Low voltage.
Is my converter bad?
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I put a brand new battery in Tuesday (yesterday) and my green/red light is blinking on my carbon monoxide / propane. Low voltage.
Is my converter bad?
Did you fully charge the new battery first?
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Yep, I like that philosophy.
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Not a bad viewpoint on the subject. I use 2x 12volt deep cycle multi purpose batts myself. My old Creek used 4x 6v monsters to run the residential fridge on inverter for 4 days.
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What an awful article with little facts to support the author's statements.

The 50% rule is a nice one to follow to increase battery cycle life but taking the battery below 50% will not damage it. You can safely go to 80% DOD without damaging battery but you will get reduced lifespan out of them

At 50% DOD, expect about 1150 cycles over battery lifespan.

At 80% DOD, expect 675 cycles over battery lifespan.

If you only camp 3-4 times a summer then your batteries will still last a very long time regardless if they are 12 volt or 6 volt golf cart batteries and if take them down to 80% depth of discharge.

So, the author abuses 12 volt batteries because they are cheaper than 6 volt batteries? Is that the argument or is there some other reason?

My golf cart batteries cost me $100 each from Sam's Club that has a Spring sale on them each year ($20-25 off). That is a very reasonable price.

For most people out there, batteries don't really matter as most are campground campers with plug ins.
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