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Old 05-01-2010, 05:46 AM   #1
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I am in the process of changing to 2 6 volt golf cart batteries. What gauge of wire should I be using to join the 2 together in series?



I have a battery box on order, one that will hold both, end to end. While I am waiting for it to be delivered I am putting together everything else; on/off switch, Battery Minder, new terminal lugs, etc. Hope to be able to install all of it next Saturday.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #2
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I just installed two 6v T105 Trojans and a 135 watt solar panel. I used #4 braided/ the copper lug ends. I didn't have a big enough crimping tool for that size wire and lug so I squeezed them in the vise and then soldered them using rosin core solder.

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Old 05-02-2010, 01:12 AM   #3
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Different lengths of #4 at Napa, ready to install
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I have 4 x 6 volt Trojans in my unit. Number 8 wire is sufficient as that is what is supplied in the unit and comes from the charger.The larger the wire the better but as long as the "runs" are not to long,no need to use heavier wire.

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I installed the trojans 6v systemlast season and love the mod. Planning on 2 more this year. I incorperated a 1500 w inverter at the same time the unit will run tvs/vcr/sat for the kids so i dont have to run the generator. I found this site helpfull with the install.



http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/06/05/rv...attery-upgrade



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Old 05-03-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
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Any of the automotive stores will have cables ready to go. You can even get them at Wal-Mart and not have to worry about the connectors. Of course, you have to pay a little more for the convenience.



Patrick, where did you order your battery box? I would like to consolidate mine into one box as well.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:29 PM   #7
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I ordered this one..

http://www.allbatterysalesandservice...cfm/4,576.html

it priced out at $52.68 with tax and shipping.



I found a couple of others that would hold two end to end but they were over $100.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
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Receivedthe box today. Looks like All Battery Sales is local, Everett Wa. Guess that is why I got dinged the sales tax (a little for the Governor). All it included is the box, I'll have to get a strap to hold the lid down, maybe two. I'll also have to add a flange to the lid for the vent hose. But should be able to do the install this weekend. I guess I'll have to hurry and get a Battery Minder to finish the job... And yes, I'll remember to unplug the shore power before I start the work.
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No need for a strap. Just use a couple of screws on each end of the box lid into the box.

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Old 05-07-2010, 09:16 AM   #10
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No need for a strap. Just use a couple of screws on each end of the box lid into the box.


Thanks for the suggestion, but I like to be able to check on the batteries' water level and hook up the charger. Don't want to be removing screws every time. I got the batteries in today but not the shut off switch. The local shop was out of stock of the one I wanted. But that will be easy to add later. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
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