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Can someone tell me why the price of 8 volt batteries are high.? You can buy 12 volt trolling motor batteries for half the price of Golf Cart batteries. Also why do they use 8volt  instead of 12 volt? Can you just replace six 8 volt with 4 12 volt ?

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They are  built for a very severe duty, high discharge rate, application (which running a trolling motor or a television in an RV ain't),  Compare prices per Amp Hour (Ah) capacity rather than by voltage--you'll see the 8 V batteries are actually the same $$ or a bit less...

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2 hours ago, JeraldWTulsa said:

Another question. Why six 8 volt Batteries and not four 12 volt for 48volt machine?

The power density (Ah capacity) of 4 commonly available 12 V batteries (starting duty or "deep-cycle") would be inadequate to the task--giving people something else to bitch about...

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