Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335
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The SC225 fit snugly but did not need any modification to my battery compartment. I have hull # 283 and have room for 9 batteries. I did not use the copper bars. I had new interconnect cables made. I also had to remove the straps from the battery and had to redo the the pieces of wood that are used for wedging. But otherwise that was it.
My current set of 225 have lasted 4 years and are due for replacement. I like the trojans because despite my best effords I have not been able to kill them. I have run then totally flat and I have overcharged them to the point of having to bail out the battery compartment of water. despite all the abuse they have continued to work. I service them every 2 weeks while cruising and I am carefull most of the time to insure that they are properly charged and not run down.
I would be intrested if anyone comes up with a way of seperating the battery bank into 2 banks. I have also read that having too many batteries in series reduces the life and efficiency. The downside that I see here is having to run the generator more oftem as you would have less amp hours available.
Has anuone priced these. They are quite expensive here in New Zealand.
Hope this helps
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