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Wakesetter67

6 Volt System Performed outstanding

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Wakesetter67

Last winter I decided to switch out my 2 Deep cell 12V battery's for a 6 Volt system, In the past on a long weekend or camping for a week and no shore charger available Towards the end they just could not keep up with my stereo needs, I'm running 4 Amps and about 4100 watts, Give or take a few Watts...(For Earbleed and co), I purchased 2 interstate 2300UT 6V Golf Cart Batteries, We also set up a regular, 12 V Battery for a back up, After a summer of Stereo Torture , and most know the system is on and on Loud most of the time, I did not have one low voltage situation, My charging system always was able to keep up with the demand, unlike my other 12 V System, Thanks again to the crew for the awesome recommendation, ...Bobby Light, I highly recommend this battery system, Also easy to maintain, keep them watered and an on board charger is the way to go, Anyway just thought I would share my experience, Here is a pic or 2, BTW 3 Years of absolute Exile System Torture and not one system fail amps,or speakers , courtbday039.jpg

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Steve B.

Um, wow ! Cool project.

Steve B.

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Durty_Curt

what changes did that require to do on your electrical system? also, does the 12v you have just being used tob start her up?

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Wakesetter67

No changes at all on my electrical system, Had my local shop wire them in and yes the back up is for the engine,

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Murphy8166

His 12 volt is used as a backup. The pair of 6 volts will handle any application on our boats. No issue with cranking or anything at all like that.

They are truly a great solution for dollar spent per amp hour gained. Only down side is that they are tall but when you do the calculcation on amp hr per sq. in - still the best solution out there!

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JasonK

Nice! and thanks for the Exile torture test.

I know what I'll have on my next boat.

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JTech

(For Earbleed and co),

Good one!

I have the same setup with similar results. The only two downsides are the size of the two together in a marine box as others have noted and the issue with filling them up with h2o. Not that filling them is hard, I just have to remember to do it so they function properly!

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LS-One

What are using to recharge ?

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Ndawg12

I thought Mr. Light went away from 6volts a while back....?

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Bobby Light

I thought Mr. Light went away from 6volts a while back....?

Hell no, I've got 2 banks of them guy...

What are using to recharge ?

ProSport 20

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Wakesetter67

I'm using the Pro mariner onboard charger I just plug it in after every outing and leave it plugged in.

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shawndoggy

how does the footprint compare to a group 24? I understand that they are taller, but will a single 6v fit in a G24 box?

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Bobby Light

how does the footprint compare to a group 24? I understand that they are taller, but will a single 6v fit in a G24 box?

Footprint would be really close, there are actually some small spec differences per battery manufacturer, size, etc.. you'd have to check but they are typically really close to a 24 in footprint.

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shawndoggy

yeah I've got a recessed in-floor battery box that is sized for two g24s in boxes, and would like an option to add more capacity when these croak.

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