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Old 10-30-2008, 12:11 PM
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Default Costco 6V GC Batteries (Johnson Control): Opinions??

Anyone had good or bad experiences with these? They have very similar specs to Trojans but are about $60 cheaper a piece. Since this is my first pack and I have heard I am expected to destroy it in as little as 18 months , I thought that it would be better to go with the Costco brand first. Thoughts??

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Old 10-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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Anyone had good or bad experiences with these? They have very similar specs to Trojans but are about $60 cheaper a piece. Since this is my first pack and I have heard I am expected to destroy it in as little as 18 months , I thought that it would be better to go with the Costco brand first. Thoughts??

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are they flooded deep cycles?
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:22 PM
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Yep, 6v, golf cart, flooded deep cycle batteries. Weight is about 80lbs. I don't have the exact specs in front of me-- can post them tonight when I get home.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:39 PM
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Okay, ended up having to call Costco for the full specs... here is what they gave me:
6V
220ah@20hr
63lbs
100min@75amps
425min@25amps

These are manufactured by Johnson Control-- the model is 2-gc5 CCA
They are $75.99 a piece.
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Okay, ended up having to call Costco for the full specs... here is what they gave me:
6V
220ah@20hr
63lbs
100min@75amps
425min@25amps

These are manufactured by Johnson Control-- the model is 2-gc5 CCA
They are $75.99 a piece.
Those specs are respectable. There are better numbers out there, but for the money, pretty darn good. Do you know if they have 8 volt GC batteries also?

Gary

Last edited by DIYguy; 11-06-2008 at 04:32 AM. Reason: thought about 8V.
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Any idea why there are no batteries showing up on the Costco web site??
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Any idea why there are no batteries showing up on the Costco web site??
You will find that most stores will not post batteries on there website. Costco, Sam'c Club, Wal-Mart, etc will not post battries because the prices change often and they are not really a purchasable item online because of the HAZMAT shipping that's required.
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You will find that most stores will not post batteries on there website. Costco, Sam'c Club, Wal-Mart, etc will not post battries because the prices change often and they are not really a purchasable item online because of the HAZMAT shipping that's required.
Ah, makes sense. Thank you.

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Those specs are respectable. There are better numbers out there, but for the money, pretty darn good. Do you know if they have 8 volt GC batteries also?

Gary
I have never seen an 8v while at the store... could be wrong-- some Costcos carry slightly different stuff.
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SAM'S has 8 and 6 volt. I have the 8 volts in my car.
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