There is a 4th issue too for wet cell batteries.  

While AGMs and Gels have more options for orienting the batteries in your box, 
wet cell battery orientation matters in sailboats.  One should orient the 
batteries artwartship (i.e. the long end of the battery turned beam to beam) as 
apposed to parallel to the boats centerline.  You will kill your batteries much 
sooner while healing if your wet cell batteries are along the centerline.  This 
is because the wet cells that make up the battery are longer along the battery 
width and short along the battery length, so a heeled battery has more exposed 
lead plates if its along the centerline. It's like running your batteries low 
on water.

Paul E.
1981 C&C 38 Landfall 
S/V Johanna Rose
Fort Walton Beach, FL

> On Apr 6, 2018, at 11:58 AM, wrote:
> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:57:46 +0000
> From: "Della Barba, Joe" < 
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> Subject: Re: Stus-List Marine Batteries GOLF CART
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> 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 
> ( 
> <>) 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
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> 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


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