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Old 08-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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6 Volt Battery Fill

On my 36CKTS I have 4 6 volt batteries. I am looking to top them off but I am very limited with space because there is a shelf where the inverter sits. I was looking at a Pro Fill watering system at CW and it looks like I will need 2 sets because I have 4 batteries. Has anybody used this system or any other ideas.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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6 volt batts

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I cut the box they are in and made it so I can lift the top off on my 38FL.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Be very careful filling 6v golf cart batteries! You don't fill them to the "top ring" like you do a 12v standard battery. If you do, they will spill over during a charge cycle. Most recommend only filling them so that the plates have about 1/2" to 3/4" of cover.

An auto-fill system will likely overfill them.

If you need to know how I learned this, it's "been there, done that, ruined a tee-shirt (and a pair of jeans) cleaning up the over-flowed acid"!

Two weeks after I did it, a buddy of mine did the exact same thing, and got the exact same result.......
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Joiseyboy,

Fancy does not work well in this application. I suggest you get the following item to water your batteries:
Plastic compact mirror (swiped from DW)
Turkey baster - plastic.
Clear tubing that fits over baster end (2' will do it)
LED Headlight
Distilled H2O

Position the mirror so your headlight shines into the cell. Insert tube into "V" grove in cell. Squeeze the baster till you get the cell full to the bottom of the V groove. Voila!
Note: try not to stick the tube into the battery acid or touch the plates.
Hope this helps.

P.S. if your inverter is above your batts, where is your level-up and hydraulic pump?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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I think I will try the mirror trick with some surgical tubing.
My inverter is below the hydraulic pump and above the batteries.
I will have to use a mirror because you can not look into the cells on the batteries.
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On my 36CKTS I have 4 6 volt batteries. I am looking to top them off but I am very limited with space because there is a shelf where the inverter sits. I was looking at a Pro Fill watering system at CW and it looks like I will need 2 sets because I have 4 batteries. Has anybody used this system or any other ideas.
Thanks, Mike
I don't have them on my rig yet, but I know golf cars. We use Flow-Rite single point watering system. It uses automatic shut off valves and a snake (interconnected hoses to all valves). Very easy to use. and you can hook up the snake to all four batteries so you only have one water valve. Good investment for expensive batteries! CW has the same price listed that Flow-Rite does.
BTW, where are you batteries located? My battery (36ckts) is under the hydraulic pump, but I'll be adding 4ea 6v later.

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Mine are under my inverter witch is under the pump they are really stuffed in there.
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Mine are under my inverter witch is under the pump they are really stuffed in there.
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Are those batteries on the driver side towards the front?
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Yes where the hydraulic pump and level up system is.
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Wow, yes that is a tight space for sure.
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