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Old 09-22-2015, 10:14 PM   #41
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #42
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Just keep in mind two 6 volt batteries rated 225AH a piece = 225 AH total
two 12 volt batteries rated at 150 AH a piece = 300 AH hours total
one 12 volt goes bad you have 150 AH. one 6 volt goes bad you have nothing.
15 years ago the only deep cell batts where 6 volt only. now they make lots of true deep cycle 12 volt batteries . My old toy hauler I ran 3 . 12 volt street sweeper batteries made by US battery in my opinion they are better than trojan 160 AH x3 = 480 AH
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:43 PM   #43
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It has it right on top of the battery and it's straight from the horses mouth [Interstate Dealer] 190 amp hours.
Could you give me the model # of that battery. I would like to get a couple of them to replace my two 6v. I would really like to have 380 AH with two batterys that would fit in my box.
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I couldn't remember the exact model of my batteries that power my solar array, so I had to go and open up the battery compartment and take a look [CRS]. I have 4 Interstate Group 31-AGM7 batteries. They are rated at 190 amp hrs and have a three year warranty. I think I paid $275 each. That's 760 amp hrs and I don't even use the converter anymore. The 600 watt panels keep them topped off.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:17 AM   #45
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THERE IS NO SUCH THING as a group 31 wet cell battery with 190 amp hours at the 20amp hour rating. You are being shown the RESERVE Capacity amp hours. This is a much different rating...apples and oranges.
Look https://www.interstatebatteries.com/...o/marine_f.asp
and you will see NO 20 hour rating on many of their so called deep cycle batts. But you will see it on their optima and 6v batts.
Don't be fooled.
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Thank you for the info Blackhat.

I went on the net to see where I could purchase these batterys (Group 31-AGM7) and according to the Interstatedealers website they are rated at 96 amp hour.

http://www.interstatedealers.com/pdf/201080.pdf

Another Interstate site says 190 reserve minutes.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #47
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Thank you for the info Blackhat.

I went on the net to see where I could purchase these batterys (Group 31-AGM7) and according to the Interstatedealers website they are rated at 96 amp hour.

http://www.interstatedealers.com/pdf/201080.pdf

Another Interstate site says 190 reserve minutes.
If you want the best G31 AGM battery check out the Sears PM1. Pretty much the gold standard in the marine world AH, RC and longevity.

You won't find G31 AGM's with much better specs.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:58 AM   #48
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If you do not have room for two 6v's or want to stay in the 12v world the Trojan T1275 has been a great battery for me. It is 12v, 150ah @ 20 hr rate and is heavy (82lbs). It has thick plates like the 6v's. I switched over to all LED lighting when I first got my camper and can go for about 4 days with conservative use before needing a charge.

T-1275 | Trojan Battery Company
Do you remember the price on that battery?
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Interstate Battery site is not user friendly. Someone said I was being fooled. Well, so is my boat, my golf cart and my TT. The add says they can take 80% discharge for 400 times. I do believe that qualifies them as "Deep Cycle". AND they have a three year warrantee.
Interstate Batteries Results Page - D replacement battery
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If you really want to save weight look in to Lithium. Yes, they are expensive, but the life cycle is double that of SLA or AGM, no maintenance, flat discharge curve. Best decision I've made for my bass boat. Once the Sears PM1 on my TT dies I'll be going lithium.
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