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Old 07-17-2009, 09:57 AM   #11
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Re: Best all-purpose batteries?

According to this FAQ, 8Ds have 225-255 amp-hours.
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Re: Best all-purpose batteries?

A single 8D battery has roughly the same or slightly higher reserve capacity as a pair of 6v golf cart batteries. It would be fair for you to count on having 200 amp hours of reserve. The killer is that reserve capacity is rated at a certain temperature and a certain current draw and those specifications vary my manufacturer even, but I think you would be very safe using that 200 amp hour number.
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Re: Best all-purpose batteries?

it's important to realize too that if you have a 200 ah battery, you proably can draw 20 amps for 10 hours, but you cannot draw 200 amps for 1 hour.
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Re: Best all-purpose batteries?

Damn that Peukert guy!
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