Instead of 2 golf cart batteries...

Instead of 2 6 volt golf cart batteries wired in series, would this be a good option?

https://www.batterystuff.com/batteries/rv-marine/agm/111-and-up-amp-hour/gpl-8dl.html
Mickey & Terri
2016 Max S
Kalamazoo Michigan

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  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 2,170Administrator
    That's a lot of weight.  It looks similar to the batteries used in the T@B 400.  I don't know the specs right off the top of my head?
    Mike Smith 
    Linden, Mi
    2015 T@B Max S
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  • TwojgramsTwojgrams Posts: 685Associate Member
    156# per the specs! I was looking at batteries and was startled by 68#s! Little did I know.
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD
    T@Bit@t 2015 S Max Outback/2006 V8 4Runner 


  • mandtmandt Posts: 67Member
    About the same weight as 2 golf cart batteries. How I will lift it I have no idea.
    Mickey & Terri
    2016 Max S
    Kalamazoo Michigan
  • ScottGScottG Posts: 1,767Moderator
    Don't see why it wouldn't work, but I could replace my 100+aH group 27 flooded cell battery seven times over for that much coin (or maybe carry a couple spares)!
    2015 T@B S
  • ColoradoJonColoradoJon Posts: 212Member
    It would certainly work if you have the space and the strength to lift it!  As @ScottG said - it's also expensive!  I suppose once it is installed you wouldn't have to mess with it until it needs replaced...

    My two flooded cell 6V batteries cost $220 and weight 68 lbs. each.  Still hefty but a lot easier to get in and out one at a time :)
    Jon & Angela | Florissant Colorado | 2017 Outback S
  • SAMSAM Posts: 1,624Member
    We wanted as many amps as possible with an AGM and settled for 150 amps = 96#.  Factory made it fit, but they had to pull the tub away from the front of the Tab.  Mandt - inside install?
    Sharon and John - Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Blue and Silver 2017 CSS towed by a 2015 Salsa Red Toyota Sienna
  • mandtmandt Posts: 67Member
    Still trying to figure out installation. We have a storage compartment in front of the bin and are considering using that. Or one battery in the bin and one in the storage compartment.
    Mickey & Terri
    2016 Max S
    Kalamazoo Michigan
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,394Administrator
    @mandt, two of these 12V batteries wired in parallel would add 300 lbs to your tongue weight, minus the weight of the existing battery, if I understood your last comment correctly.
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • mandtmandt Posts: 67Member
    Only 1 battery is needed to  achieve 12 volts.
    Mickey & Terri
    2016 Max S
    Kalamazoo Michigan
  • dsatworkdsatwork Posts: 690Member
    @mandt I put two of these in and though they are more expensive than golf cart batteries they are much less expensive and easier to move around than that beast. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S1RT58C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    2017 Tab Basic S Silver on Silver with Sofitel Cushions....upgraded from 2013 LG 5W....Towed by a 2016 Sorento V6 AWD w/5000lb tow capacity. Dave S. married to Jen aka SanDiegoGal
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,394Administrator
    mandt said:
    Only 1 battery is needed to  achieve 12 volts.
    mandt said:
    Still trying to figure out installation. We have a storage compartment in front of the bin and are considering using that. Or one battery in the bin and one in the storage compartment.
    Correct, but your last comment “Or one battery in the bin and one in the storage compartment.” is what confused me. 

    Two 12 volt batteries wired in parallel gives you 12 volts. My two 6-volt golf cart batteries are wired in series giving me 12 volts.
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • mandtmandt Posts: 67Member
    Sorry Verna, since I knew what I meant I figured the rest of the world did too - ha. I am choosing between 2 6 volts or 1 12 volt.
    dsatwork, I like your approach.
    Mickey & Terri
    2016 Max S
    Kalamazoo Michigan
  • VernaVerna Posts: 4,394Administrator
    Thanks, @mandt. I sure didn’t want you to break your tongue!  

    I really like the idea of this battery, but the price is a deal breaker for me. Maybe in 4 or 5 years, the price will go down even more, as it has over the last couple years. Honestly, this is still double what I have invested in my dual 6 volt batteries, and a bit more weight also.
    Verna, Indianapolis, Indiana; 2014 T@B S M@X, white/red, INDIANA  H@@SIER; towed by 2015 Toyota Tacoma V6 TRD 4x4; T@B Administrator
  • RollingztoneRollingztone Posts: 15Member
    I finally got fed-up with wet cell batteries and installed 2 Battleborn LiFePO4 batteries in my 2012 T@B in the space by the pump under the closet inside. They are 12V wired in parallel with 100 Ahr ea. for a total of 200 Ahr. They can drain all the way down to a couple of Ahr and still produce over 12V. They weigh 33 lb each, give off no gasses, require no maintenance whatsoever and can cycle 3000 to 5000 times (charge once every day for 10 years). They are expensive but the overall cost is pennies compared to wet cells. I have a Zamp 160 watt portable charger with a LiFePO4 setting and installed a Zamp 300 watt pure sine inverter to run my laptop. We can stay out for 6 to 10 days without charging, depending on how conservative we are with power. These batteries have a chip that protects them from over-charging, too cold, too hot conditions, etc., and you can install them upside down, sideways or any way you want. They are incredible!
    2012 PLVA T@B U-Layout, modified M@XX, Dark Blue Trim. 2008 GMC Sierra Z714X4 SLT 5.3L V8
  • dsatworkdsatwork Posts: 690Member
    @Rollingztone did find a deal......or did you pay close to a grand a piece for them? Love the idea but not sure I'm ready to make that leap yet. 
    2017 Tab Basic S Silver on Silver with Sofitel Cushions....upgraded from 2013 LG 5W....Towed by a 2016 Sorento V6 AWD w/5000lb tow capacity. Dave S. married to Jen aka SanDiegoGal
  • RollingztoneRollingztone Posts: 15Member
    No deals...$899 ea. We were out for 3 months two years ago with lots of dry camping and the lead wet cell was a constant issue. We're going out this coming summer again for 3 months, and I expect batteries to be a non-issue this time.
    2012 PLVA T@B U-Layout, modified M@XX, Dark Blue Trim. 2008 GMC Sierra Z714X4 SLT 5.3L V8
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