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tek610

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Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« on: May 05, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
I had to move my propane tanks forward about 3-4 inches so the box would fit and I'd still be able to take the batteries in and out. Overall, I'm very pleased with the results. The toughest part of the job was removing the old 12v battery bracket. That sucker was TORQUED. Had to grind two of the screws off.
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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
Nice job. Those screws where on tight.
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2013 F 150
Easton, PA

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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 06:50:47 AM »
Thanks Chappy!

Say, where did you get your 7-way plug holder? I tried searching various terms but haven't seen one like yours yet.


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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 09:39:43 AM »
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tek610

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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 10:43:13 AM »
Thank you. That one looks better than the ones I found using search terms like: 7-way holder, trailer cable holder, plug holster, etc. I missed damn near every keyword in that description!

Thanks!
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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 10:40:29 AM »
Okay, I am a newbie, why would you change from one 12 volt battery to the two 6 volt ones?  Thanks,

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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 03:52:00 PM »
Simply 2  6 volt batteries have more storage.  2 Glasses of water equals more volume than one.  So you connect in series 2 6volts getting 12 volt with more (longer) battery life.  Teckno guys give us a better answer?
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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 11:19:52 PM »
More amps is what I recall.
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Re: Just finished my dual 6v battery upgrade.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 03:32:28 AM »
More capacity for longer runtimes between charges. More amps so to speak. But also a longer lasting life span of the battery because of the thicker "lead" plates in the golf cart batteries. They don't age as fast as marine or automotive batteries do nor are they as fragile. They will survive many more deep discharge cycles than the others.

Plus, the caps come off so you can water them and check specific gravity.