You have 3 issues. One is physical space. They are wet cells, so they need to fit into battery containers and those containers need to fit into the boat. The second is electrical. They take different charging voltages than the AGMs or gels they might be replacing and they need equalizing every so often, so your charging setup must be able to accommodate that. Trojan has some pretty good docs here (http://www.trojanbattery.com/tech-support/battery-maintenance/) Bulk voltage for them and I would assume most other golf cart types is 14.8 volts. This is a lot higher than gel or AGM require. They float at 13.5, which is lower than usual. Equalize is 16.2 volts. The third issue is self-discharge. Unlike gel/agm that have very low self discharge, wet cells can lose up to 10% per month. If you are on a mooring or otherwise have no shorepower, you will really need a solar panel to keep them topped up.
Joe Coquina From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-boun...@cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of David Knecht via CnC-List Sent: Friday, April 06, 2018 10:44 AM To: CnC CnC discussion list Cc: David Knecht Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Stus-List Marine Batteries (Dreuge) I have been following this thread with interest because I suspect my AGM’s have been mistreated and may need replacement. What modifications to the setup are needed if the 6V fit in the battery compartment? I presumed you would just wire the double 6V in series and everything else would be the same? Dave Aries 1990 C&C 34+ New London, CT [cid:image001.png@01D3CD9D.9AA1A240]
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