Category: Technical Comparisons

Which Battery Valve Do I Need For My Battery Watering System

We get phone calls all the time asking “Which Size Battery Valve Do I Need For My New Golf Cart Battery Watering System?” So you will find below a few charts from Battery Watering Technologies covering the basic battery manufactures that offer Golf Cart Batteries. As you will notice most 6 volt and 8 volt golf cart batteries are using the longer arm (1.73″) VB-TBB valve. Only in a select few 6 volt or 8 volt batteries will you find they require a shorter arm length (1.46″) . Usually the VB-TBY valve is found in the 12 volt golf cart batteries. This is because the shorter valve is required in most 12 volt batteries due to the fact the lead plates take up more space within the battery case and come up closer to the top of the battery and individual cells.  These valves sit in each cell and floats attached to the arms move it up and down depending on the water level internally to determine electrolyte levels. If the valve arm is bottomed out on the lead plates it will always give a false reading that the batteries have enough water in each cell even though they could be totally empty or only half full. VB-TBY VALVE ILLUSTRATION DIMENSIONS   You will find below a list of the possible batteries you are currently using in your golf cart. Note – If you intend to replace your golf cart batteries in the near future either wait til you replace to purchase and install this system, be sure to replace the batteries with the same make and model so your battery watering system will still fit properly on the new batteries or do some research and go with a quality battery that will give you years of trouble free use and are readily available so when you do replace years down the road you are going to be able to find the brand, model and size you need. Brands like Crown, Deka, Trojan or US Battery to name a few. Learn more about battery watering systems. Battery Watering Systems - Golf Cart Battery Valve Size Guide - Pg1 Battery Watering Systems - Golf Cart Battery Valve Size Guide - Pg2 Battery Watering Systems - Golf Cart Battery Valve Size Guide - Pg3 Battery Watering Systems - Golf Cart Battery Valve Size Guide - Pg4 You can always feel free to reach out to us at (772) 444-2280 or (954) 675-4068 should you still have any questions about ordering the correct battery watering system for your golf cart or other applications. The BatteryPete Team is always here to help and standing by to assist you. Or you can drop us a line on our contact us page. (We will get back to you within 24 hrs)

US Battery Comparison

BatteryPete compares some other popular brand name batteries like Duracell, Exide, Interstate, or even Trojan to US Battery. Deep cycle lead-acid batteries such as the Trojan T-105 have historically been manufactured with a relatively high percentage of tetrabasic lead sulfate (TTBLS) in the unformed plate material crystal structure. TTBLS Battery Technology XC2 This TTBLS crystal structure produces a strong active material structure in the formed plates required to achieve the long cycle life needed in deep cycle battery applications (similar to the strength added to concrete by the addition of rebar). Prior to the introduction of synthetic TTBLS additives, the plate production process utilized a high temperature, high humidity curing process designed to achieve a relatively high percentage of TTBLS in the unformed plates. Even though this curing process was well controlled and produced consistently high levels of TTBLS, it was not well suited for controlling the size of the individual crystals that were ‘grown’ in the crystal development process. The resultant crystals varied widely in size and if the crystals grew too large, the plates were difficult to form and recharge and had lower capacity than those with smaller crystal sizes. US Battery Cross Section - Core Construction of Batteries When synthetic TTBLS with a uniformly fine crystal structure is added to the paste during mixing, a smaller more uniform TTBLS crystal structure is produced throughout the plate structure. This uniformly controlled TTBLS crystal structure results in the enhanced performance of certain golf cart batteries such as the US1800XC or the US2200XC. Charging abilities and life cycle characteristics of a US Battery with the Xtreme Capacity Diamond Plate Technology are listed below: Increased Initial Capacity Synthetic TTBLS (tetrabasic lead sulfate) additive in the paste mix provides uniformly controlled crystal size of the resulting TTBLS in the cured plate and higher conversion efficiency of TTBLS to lead dioxide in the formed positive plate giving higher capacity. Higher Peak Capacity The same controlled TTBLS crystal size results in a higher conversion of TTBLS to lead dioxide in the cycled positive plate with greater and more uniform porosity and surface area for higher peak capacity. Improved Energy Density and Specific Energy Since there is no increase in the size or weight of the battery, higher capacity translates to improved energy density (watt-hours/liter) and specific energy (watt-hours/kilogram). Enhanced Recharge-ability The more uniform crystal structure of the formed positive plate results in enhanced recharge-ability particularly at low temperature and from varying states of discharge. Fortified Plate Construction – Improved Vibration and Shock Resistance The more uniformly controlled TTBLS crystal size results in a stronger crystal network within the formed positive plate active material resulting in decreased shedding from vibration and shock. Improved Life Cycle The stronger crystal network within the formed positive plate active material also results in decreased shedding from deep cycling – the primary failure mode in deep cycle batteries. This technology has also made it into other batteries in the field such as the US12VXC which was designed to replace the Trojan T-1275. It is also available in a few different top cap variations for those that need specific clearances from the battery cell caps. They come in a straight shoot across one long side of the battery or a V-shape as well.

When the internal battery chemistry is designed this way it makes the battery very durable and much easier for electricity to flow evenly. The end result is a quality battery that will last longer and Charge Faster!