The 36 volt Taylor Dunn utility cart uses six 6 volt GC2 batteries.
The recommended amp hour rating is 240 ah. The Trojan T-125 6 volt battery is a great replacement for the Taylor Dunn cart. When we performed the battery install, we noticed that the original batteries with Taylor Dunn labels were mfg by Exide and lasted approx five years.
The key to making your batteries last is to keep the batteries fully charged as much as possible and keep the internal plates submerged with distilled water only, but do not overfill!
My customers ask me about the quality of starting batteries and marine deep cycle batteries sold at Wal Mart.
The answer is if you do not plan on keeping the vehicle for long then buy them but keep the receipt! Wal Mart offers a 3 year free replacement warranty only if you have it.
My experience has been that their batteries stop holding a charge a year or two after purchase.
I could be wrong, I’ll admit… Someone may get years and years of life out of the Wal Mart battery. I just have not talked to anyone who has.
The case here is a 2011 group size 27 starting battery. After charging the battery at 40 amps I was able to boost it to 13.01 volts. In 15 minutes the battery has dropped to 12.57 volts and continues to drop.
San Diego City Council To Consider $600K Settlement Over 2011 Blackout
Monday, March 4, 2013
City News Service
The San Diego City Council is scheduled to consider tomorrow paying more than $600,000 to settle civil allegations of violations related to the failure of two sewage pump stations during the widespread blackout in September 2011.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Post from City News Service
After the electricity went out, about 2.6 million gallons of sewage spilled into the Sorrento Valley from one station and eventually flowed to Los Penasquitos Creek. Another 870,000 gallons spilled from the other station into the Sweetwater River.
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board later alleged state and federal violations, leading to the settlement which calls for payment of $622,707 to the State Water Pollution Cleanup and Abatement account. The same amount would be stayed if the city completes certain tasks in the water agency’s enforcement action.
The proposed settlement, if approved by the City Council and signed by Mayor Bob Filner, would then go to the regional water quality board for final approval.
The city has proposed purchasing backup power generators to prevent future blackout-related spills.
Often Golf Cart chargers can be repaired if they are not functioning.
It is less expensive to repair a charger than it is to buy a new or used one.
We have a technician who can repair 36 v and 48 v golf cart chargers in San Diego. Recently a customer asked to have a new plug installed on their 36 v charger. They purchased a new-used golf cart that did not have a charger included.
Was called by a customer on vacation at San Elijo with family in 38 ft diesel pusher motorhome-coach.
The four 6 volt, house batteries were not holding a charge and San Elijo campgrounds has only a couple spots to plug into shore power.
My client needed power to run the heater at night since it is January so we delivered and installed 4 new 6 volt US-2200XC batteries with 232 ah.
Note, if you choose to install new house batteries into your RV, remember to find the disconnect switch to the house battery bank and turn it off first.
And always diagram and take a picture of how the cables connect before you start.
When was the last time you checked the water in your golf cart batteries?
With consistent charging, the water level in golf cart batteries will drop and as the batteries age, the water consumption will increase.
To increase the life of your 6v or 8v golf cart battery, set a reminder in your smart phone to check the water level every 30-60 days.
And never, ever add battery acid to a deep cycle golf cart battery. Only use distilled water.
The picture in this post is from a clients cart that was neglected for 12 months. The batteries were dead dry and continually charged and re-charged.
In addition, the battery acid corrosion on top the terminals and cables are at risk of causing a place for the battery to arc and melt.