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Old 10-16-2009, 01:04 PM   #21
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Great chart billyrabbit, but as you know these readings are at a full charged battery and as the voltage drops due to useage your amp rate will increase and keep on going up as the voltage drops
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:13 PM   #22
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I had an Optima battery in my previous trailer. I sold the trailer before I had to replace it. But I can say that I was not happy with the power that it provided. I also purchased two for my pickup, and replaced them in about 3-1/2 years. They say the batteries should last 7. I would not buy them again.

I have a flatbed trailer with hydraulic tilt and a winch. A friend of mine gave me 2 batteries that were used in a Mercedes about 6 years ago. They are still running strong! These are the gel type. I'm hoping he can get me two more for my camper.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:31 AM   #23
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Just priced out 6 volt Trojans.
Starting to think more of putting a solar panel on the roof of the Cruiser. We had a 80 watt on the roof of our Lance and every night when I checked the condition of the battery it was full charge. With solar I could again look at the Optima's. Wouldn't have take them out for the winter. Those 6 volt deep cycles are heavy.

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Old 10-23-2009, 02:38 PM   #24
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Robbie, I saw your post about current increasing as voltage decreased, which is incorrect. Current = Voltage/Resistance.A DC motor has a resistance of about 2 ohms so if you have 12 Volts at the motor input you would draw 6 amps (12/2). If the voltage dropped to 6 volts you would be drawing 3 Amps (6/2).

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