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On 17 Mar 2011 at 1:49, Steve Clunn wrote:

> Golf cart batteries would not be my choice ...

>>>>>Hundreds of GE Elec-trac riders and tractors do fine with flooded
batteries.
The plastic liners in the battery boxes do help keep the nasty stuff from
rotting the steel, however.

Unless that hydrostatic transaxle really sucks power from the motor, I don't
see any need for AGM batteries. While I've heard of peaks in the 350-400
amp range on ETs, my low power gel batteries are good for maybe 200a without
sagging, and I've never noticed excessive voltage sag.

I think golf car batteries would be an entirely acceptable and cost
effective choice for the OP. Just make sure the battery boxes are well
coated or lined to prevent corrosion.>>>>

, Yes golf car batteries would give longer run time if that's whats needed
and they are cheeper ,,,, But you will need 6 instead of 3 to get your 36v .
Both will do the job.
Steve Clunn

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There are 12 volt batteries that are larger and beefier than Marine deep
cycle batteries... I have several 12 volt 180AH batteries, marketed as floor
sweeper batteries, (9C12 designation from Deka) and tested at 75 amps,
rather than 25 amps like marine deep cycles. If you have to have three
batteries instead of six, spacewize, you might consider them. They are a
taller form factor than golf cart batteries (but not as tall as standard
L-16's), so fit better in some spaces. I'm using them in a solar
application, so I can't comment on how they handle higher amperages, but
I've pulled 100+ amps from a 24 volt string regularly (they run a solar
powered work trailer with a welder and air compressor that operates off the
inverter) and they're still happy with me.
http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/base/0009.pdf

Steve Clunn <[email protected]> wrote:

> From: "EVDL Administrat
>
> On 17 Mar 2011 at 1:49, Steve Clunn wrote:
>
> > Golf cart batteries would not be my choice ...
>
> >>>>>Hundreds of GE Elec-trac riders and tractors do fine with flooded
> batteries.
> The plastic liners in the battery boxes do help keep the nasty stuff from
> rotting the steel, however.
>
> Unless that hydrostatic transaxle really sucks power from the motor, I
> don't
> see any need for AGM batteries. While I've heard of peaks in the 350-400
> amp range on ETs, my low power gel batteries are good for maybe 200a
> without
> sagging, and I've never noticed excessive voltage sag.
>
> I think golf car batteries would be an entirely acceptable and cost
> effective choice for the OP. Just make sure the battery boxes are well
> coated or lined to prevent corrosion.>>>>
>
> , Yes golf car batteries would give longer run time if that's whats needed
> and they are cheeper ,,,, But you will need 6 instead of 3 to get your 36v
> .
> Both will do the job.
> Steve Clunn
>
> --
> Tomorrows Ride TODAY !
> Visit our shop web page at: www.Greenshedconversions.com
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