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Old 03-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #11
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Quahog- is this the battery you got at Sam's?

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...=gc2%20battery
The only difference I see is that the ones I got were Energizer vs. Duracell. They were around $78 each plus fees.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:04 AM   #12
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How many amp hours does switching to a dual 6v set up provide over a single and dual 12v set up? DW and I will be doing some off the grid camping.
You have to know the AH of the 12V you're asking about but let's assume it's 115 AH. Adding another 12V would yield an additional 115 AH for a total of 230 AH. Two 6Vs rated at 225 AH will give you almost that same number of AH but they are supposed to be more resilient to recharging and should therefore last longer.

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No flaming from me LOL!

How do you charge your batteries, seperately at 6 volts or connected in series at 12 volts?
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No flaming from me LOL!

How do you charge your batteries, seperately at 6 volts or connected in series at 12 volts?
Connected in series. I'm also going to run 4 AWG cable back to the converter. Trying to lay the ground work for adding a 1.5-2kW inverter later. It's crazy how you can find so many things you want to do and money becomes the constraint. LOL
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The only difference I see is that the ones I got were Energizer vs. Duracell. They were around $78 each plus fees.
x3 Energizer Sam's spec GC2's going on our third season and will provide many hours of draw down time between charges. I usually run a fridge, lights, 700 W inverter to power the TV's at night and never get lower than 60% over a full 24 hour cycle. These are taller and weigh considerably more than a 12V deep cycle.

Once hooked in series (positive to negative) they create one 12V battery which your charger will charge the same as your single 12V battery currently installed.

One side note is that I have had these on a 3 stage smart charger their entire life between 2 trailers which will extend the life of any battery you have installed vs the older 2 stage systems which is something to consider before you invest.
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My back is still hurting from carrying these puppies around. Haha
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