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Centennial Batteries- from Howard Worzel, Surprise,
AZ- In March of 2013
Howard reports that when trying to install a new PRO-FILL battery water
valve in the 6V Ceneinnial battery the valve body will interfeer with
the battery case. Solution- using a small file remove a
portion of the molded rib on the molded black molded valve body that
interfeeres wiht the molded battery case. Just several swoops
of the file and the valve body will install into the case like a charm!. Answer- Howard, thanks
for this helpful tip.
Batteries- Changing Manifolds, I just bought another brand of battery-
from Peter in
Rancho California RV Resort- In June of 2009 I purchased a
JANWP fill system for my 6 x 8 volt Trojan battery system in my golf
car. I replaced the batteries today with Energizer GC8 batteries. I
need to purchase the manifolds in order to install the system on my new
batteries. I retained and installed the JANWP cell caps and the tubing.
Can you help me, please? Pete
I have shown below a chart from my web site. In looking at the chart it appears that you probably mean the SAMS
CLUB Energizer #GC8, 2.5" cell
spacing. If that is the case then you can purchase new manifolds (the plastic bar that goes across the top and
connects the valves). Gently
separate the valve from the bar by taking the blade of a screw driver
the blade between the valve and the bar and twisting gently. The
pieces will separate. There is a "O Ring" seal between them. The
new bars (manifolds) are assembled with the valve
assemblies by putting a little spit
on the new "O Ring" and assembling them with a twisting and pressing action
at the same time. You can practice this with your current parts just to see what I mean. Purchase new manifold bars on the
Link to Accessory-
http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=JANWP&Category_Code=BWS_ACC Manifold- BA-122, 6th item down, $4.50
each. Click on buy now, go to "View Order", modify quantity to 6, click update,
go to "Check Out". Insert
> information. Should
do it! I have
attached information on 8V batteries and some other interesting reading on batteries. Link- http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=JANWP&Category_Code=JWPCHART
12V Marine Batteries- from Frank, Cape Coral, FL I'm Interested in your Marine battery
Quick-Fill. I have 3 batteries...1 24 for the cranking battery
and 2 27's for house batteries, which system is for the 3 battery quick
fill. I only see single and dual set ups. Thank you. Frank. Answer- Frank,
There is no three battery part number. You must order one of the JWPQF1 dual 12V battery kits and one of the JWPQF2
and a RV2020 Handy Pump. There
is lots of extra tubing to set up the three batteries. If all
of the three
batteries are in the same location and on the same level then you can plumb them all to one fill point. If
the single battery is in a separate location then you have the fill
point from the single kit for this battery. These parts can be ordered on line or via
phone- In stock L:ink- http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=JANWP&Category_Code=JWPRV Sincerely, Bob- JWP
Want to add Solar Panels to my RV- from Denny, Tarpon Springs, FL Hi there,do you have solar panels and solar
panel mount for my RV? Answer- Denny,
Here is what we have available. There are simple battery charger
styles to the very complex sun tracking systems. It
rally depends on how may watts of power you will be trying to replace. Larger
systems typically will have six 6V batteries, Trojan T105 or simular. This
is sort of like a big science project.
Solar Panels By Lake Lite- 10-20 watt kits, 50 watts ($260 each) to
110 watt panels ($550.00 each) , brackets custom
fabricated or purchase from
are high effencicy monocrystalline, tempered glass, high quality anodized aluminum frames.-
NOCO Power Products- up to 15 watt panels. You can hook up to four
units in parallel to make 60 watts feed. See NOCO
Power Products catalog.
We also represent "Sun Tracker". This is a entire system of solar
solar tracking device, batteries, inverters. Link to Sun Tracker- http://www.outdoor-solutions.info/gpage.html The is the grand daddy of RV solar systems.
This is the bracket only for he sun tracking device shown below.
Standard Racks- UNIRAC, price range from 20" set flush ($56.50 per set)
to 52" tilting
I'm just not sure of how intricate you want to get. Give me
an idea of what you are looking for.
Sincerely, Bob- JWP
BATTERIES- What Should I do to keep them in tip top condition?-from Peter in Rancho California
RV Resort- Is there any special procedure I should adopt given that the batteries are brand
new? Thanks, Pete Answer- Pete,
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! For the first four to six weeks
check the batteries every two weeks for proper water level. Turn one of
the caps out and make sure it is full to the proper level. Do this for
several weeks until you feel confident that the system is working
properly. Make sure that you charger is not overcharging and driving
water out of the batteries. If you see excessive water disappearing,
suspect that the charger may be defective (overcharging) or you have a
battery that will not take a charge.
After you are sure that everything is working properly go to a four
week schedule. Proper water level will extend the life of your
batteries. Also, as time goes by it is a natural occurance for
batteries to become sulfated and use more water. Adding a BLS will
continously drive the sulfates off the battery cell plates without
having to equalize. As batteries get older the sulfates on the plates
will make the charger think that the battery is not fully charged and
continue to chart and drive more water out of the battery.
If you really want to know the condition of your batteries consider
checking the specific gravity of the fluid with a hydrometer
( JWP BA-047) and checking the voltage with a volt meter.
Consider adding a BLS to extend the life of these batteries-
Link to test-http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=JANWP&Category_Code=BLSDIWThis is
designed to keep all of your batteries in tip top conditon. It mounts
on the cart and works on all batteries at the same time.
Hope this helps!
"The Drive"- What Comes With This Kit?- from Steve, Tucson, AZ Does the battery fill kit for the Yamaha
Drive come with installation
instructions? Are the tubes already cut?- Steve, Tucson, AZ
Here is the information shown on the web site for "The Drive". In addition all orders include owners manual as
attached. Hope this helps. Tubes are cut to length. Questions, please call.
I once told a customer that a blind person can install this system. He orders and then called me to tell me I was
Bob Brock- JWP
Golf Cart Yamaha "The Drive" with 12V Trojan 1275 Battery
=Link- = http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=JANWP&Product_Code=BG-Y48V-3&Category_Code=BWS_GOLF
=Quantity:= BG-Y48V-3 Yamaha "The Drive"- System for 4
> Manufacturer- Trojan
T1275, Cell Spacing- 2.7 inches (from centeline of= cap=
to centerine of adjancent cap) Water Level- Standard Yellow Valve Body= Water=
Connector- standard QDV-505 Quick Coupler This system is a PRO-FILL
system= that is used
with one single fill point. Kit includes 24 valve assemblies,= 8=
manifolds, tubing, press on caps, and BA-QDV-505 male quick coupler.
This= system requires
that you also order a BA-MS-630 Handy Pump. Five year= warranty from manufacturer. Manufactured by
Smart Light- Warranty and Other Stuff- from Brian, Larkspur, CA What is warranty? What is estimated life of
the plastic - is it UV protected? Would you
please email me the mounting hole layout and/or dimensions.- Bian, Larkspur,
The Smart Light has a one year limited warranty against defects. UV protected. See specifications below. The
mounting hole pattern is
simular to many
standard light fixtures. The partern is four holes that are 4" left
to right and 1 3/8" up and down x 7/32" diameter. The plastic is simular to
many other automotive lighting fixtures so should last a long time.
Housing- ABS, UV stabilized
Lense- Polycarbonate UV stabilized
Mechanical Material -
Main Body - Is molded from a
FR15U CSA Flame class rating
3 UV protected Resin-Paintable
to match any RV
Lens cover - Is molded from
RTP Compound, 300FR A UV,
which is UV stabilized
Dimensions - 10.37 x 4.167 x 2.0 inches
Operational Temp - (-40C [-40F] to +85C [185F])
Color - Bone White and
Electrical Lamp - 12
volt type 1003 For our
customers convenience these Bulbs can be purchased at any automotive supply store
or your favorite
Total Power usage - When in sensing mode - 0.25 watts When Bulb is activated - 12.5 watts
CAR- "Villager 2+2 LX LSV", What Kit- from Thomas, The Villages, FL I recently purchased the new club car
Villager 2+2 LX LSV. It has 6> US 8VGC XC batteries. Do you have a
setup that will fit those batteries, including the hand pump. What is the price
with shipping? Thanks- Thomas
I'm sure that we do. The 8V US battery should have a cell spacing of 2.5".
> Measure the distance
between caps and this will give you the cell spacing.
I have on our on line store the following part number-
BG-U48V-2 This is a kit for
six 8V US
batteries with 2.5" cell spacing.
This kit has a single piece of tubing that you will have to
cut to connect between
batteries. I have attached a simular layout so you can see how this
can order direct on line via this link,
you kit is the 8th item down
from the top-
You also need a pump- BA-MS-630, itme 13 from the top of the same page. Just double check the cell spacing and you
should be all set.
A$165 pluse $20 for the pump, FREE SHIPPING!
Won't your program accept my Order? Answer-
Jon, I have it. Inet #2563. You should see a
e-mail confirmation. It just
takes a couple minutes for the electronic order to process and send
back a message to your
e-mail. Bob- JWP
Find the product you want to purchase 2.
Click on "Add To Basket" or "Buy One Now", continue to
additional items until you have all the item you wish to purchase 3. Go
to "CHECK OUT" located in upper right hand corner of page.
View order 4.
Click on "View Order" to modify or delete order. 5. Go
back to "Check Out" to finalize order. 6.
Submit Order, you are finished. You will receive a
e-mail confirmation in your "IN BOX".
Not Just Use a Siphon Pump?- from Brent, The Villages, FL ...I'll
try to find a siphon pump locally. Just send the fill system. Brent,
The Villages, FL
Brent, A pump with the proper connector is requird
to use the system. I was just
asking if you already had a pump. So if you don't have a pump please locate
a dealer in the Villages that has one. You will need it.
Sorry, it is just that the pump does not come with the kit because many customers have a 12V DC Pump or one of may
other style pumps or they have
multiple kits that they are ordering at one time and can use one pump
for many kits.
The BA-MS-630 is the easiest, most efficeint, and least expersive method of pumping the water into
If you can't get the BA-MS-630 pump locally
I strongly suggest that you
order on line. The suggested list price is $24.00. My on line price is $20.00 and you would get free shipping when
shipped with your current kit
Bob Brock- JWP
Water kit for Kandi COCO- from Greg, Oklahoma City, OK What would I need to purchase as a battery
fill system for a kandiCOCO car. What is the cost? Thanks, Greg
Greg, Thank you for your inquiry.
There are two kits required for the COCO. One for the four battery
area and one for the front two battery area. In
addition one pump is required.
Here is pricing-
Four Trojan 1275 Plus Battery Kit- $165.00
Part #BG-U48V-8, Two
Trojan 1275 Plus Battery Kit- $115.00 Part #BG-U24V-8. Pump- BA-MS-630- $20.00 Also Available- 72V Battery Life Saver- In
As you are aware the COCO is
nearly impossible to access and add water to your batteries. With these kits there will
be two fill points. One for each battery area. The two front batteries
should have the fill point located in the washer fluid area.
Here is a link to our web page showing these part numbers.
These prices include free shipping and a 5 year warranty on the water valves, the major component of the kits.
Link to JWP Water Kits-
Coco Link Showing Vehicle
to page above and see link. If you have any questions please call.
> Bob Brock- JWP
included with Battery Water Kits?- from John, The Villages, FL With the
product do we get installation instructions for year 2000 Club Car 48 volt system?, John, The Villages
Yes, included with each order is a full set of directions (Owners
Manual). I have
to this e-mail so you can see exactly what is involved. See page
8 of the instruction manual for the Club Car
layout pre 2005.
If you are interested in ordering you can
do so on line or by calling.
Bob Brock- JWP
Instrucion Manual- now includes intallation drawing for CC
Precedent 8V batteries, Club Car Precedent 12V battereis, Club Car DS
8V batteries, Club Car DS 12V batteries, Yamaha- The Drive,
E-Z Go RXV, Fair Play and E-Z Go 6V batteries, Par Car.
Boat with eight batteries, what kits?- from Ed, Santa Cruz, CA We have a houseboat with 8 - 6volt
Interstate U2200 deep cycle batteries that are set in two battery boxes
4 batteries to a box that are set under deck side by side. I have room in
either box to set a 1 gal. jug of distilled water. Could I keep
the water jug 2 feet away in the enginecompartment so I can easily see if the jug
needs to refilled or replaced. What type of equipment do I need to make
your quick fill product work for us. Also give us the cost of what
is need. The process of lifting up the deck hatch then the battery box lids and pouring
water into 24 battery cells isgetting to be to much for and old guy. Ed
Isn't it early out there?
Regarding you batteries. The Interstate
U2200 has a standard 2.7" cell
spacing on the top of the
battery. Assuming you can drill a hole through
the wall of the box (about
1/2"), then you can run the water fill tube from
one side to the other and have
only ONE fill point for the entire system.
Regarding the filling part. The easiest way to fill is with a hand pump. It should take about 3 minutes per month if
you take your time. You
essentially have the same set up as a floating 48V golf cart. Now you do NOT leave the water pump connected to the
system. Strange things can happen
like siphoning. So you only connect the water when you want to add water and disconnect the connector when you are
finished. Always disconnect
the pump and put the rubber cap over the fill
point until you are ready to
Each valve will shut off the water to that cell independently until all
cells are full. Squeeze the
hand pump bulb until you will feel a
build up in the hand pump like
a outboard motor gas pump. When you feel
positive pressure you are
If you can't drill a hole
through the box
then add a second fill point
the second group of batteries.
Kit BG-U48V-3- $165.00
Pump BA-MS-630- $20.00
Fill Point BA-QDV-505- $16.00
(found under parts)
Link to Order Page-
Hope this answers all your questions.
No Kit for the Ray O Vac Ultra Pro from Batteries PLUS- Robert, Roseburg, OR I am looking for a Quick Fill System for an
electric cart that has> 3 - 12 vold Deep Cycle Batteries.
The batteries are Ray O Vac - Ultra Pro,> Group: Scrub, Part No.:SL15SHP,
CA:700, CCA:600. I need a quote for the> entire system, thanks.
This battery is a new one for me. I am afraid that the battery you
have has these small pop in caps like in the battery
shown. These have a little flat cap that does not have a battery water
system for this style of battery. I
can see from the pictures of
the Ray O Vac battery that it looks like a Deka
battery. If you can send a
picture then I can be sure.
However if your battery has a
bayonet cap that is a 1/4 turn to
lock in place, like a golf
cart battery shown then a system will most likely work on your battery. RayOVac must get
these batteries from a differnet
you click on this link to golf cart batteries you may see one that looks
the same- http://janwp.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=JANWP&Category_Code=BWS_GOLF
Battery Life Saver Link-
Again, I have never seen the battery you have purchased.
Bob Brock- JWP
Note- a trip to the local Batteries PLUS store revealed that each store
has a choice where they purchase batteries. They may
stock batteries that will accept a battery water kit depending on who
they get their batteries from. The Ray O Vac battery with the
small press in cap will not accept a battery water kit.
Interstate Battery Kits- from Jean, Merritt, NC Good Afternoon -On May 14th we ordered a Pro-Fill watering
system from you for our "house"system which utilizes 6V batteries. It is
wonderful - now we need a
systemfor the starting batteries. What we have are
two 8D (12V) Exide com 8Dbatteries. Is there a fill system for these
two monsters? Please let meknow ASAP as they are both located in a
battery box that makeschecking/filling
a major job. Thanks for your help. Jean
On my web site there is a section for the 8D battery. This system is designed to press into a .75" hole in the
top of the battery. Some of the
older style 8D batteries have a .75 screw thread. This takes the same
> valve with a special "O" ring. See photo attached.
Here is a link to the web page-
Note that the battery specified is a energizer. So check the
.75 hole diameter to
confirm. I have a kit for two batteries in stock.
This is a battery water kit for a single Interstate 4D-XHD,
> 8D-XHD battery. These
batteries have a .75" diameter fill hole. Water shut
> off level- 1.379"
(35MM).This is the only size hole this will fit. This
> includes tubing and
coupler necessary to connect to a standard "Handy
Kits, Where Does the Air Go? Bob, Plano, TX I bought the flow-rite system from you and
installed it. Do I need tobleed the air out, or does that happen when
I squeeze the bulb? I read thedirections, didn't address this. Thx, Bob
The valves are designed exactly like the caps in regards to venting.
valves is vented so air will
not be entrapped inside the battery cell. Just fill by squeezing the handy pump and any
air in the tubing/system will
vent out. Thanks for the good question.
GRAVITY Feed for Watering- from George, The Villages, FL
your system and the hand pump a few weeks ago.Could I
get a gravity feed accessory??? Rather have a 5
gallon capacity. Thank you. Geroge, The Villages Answer-
> I would rather talk
you out of gravity water system. Here is why- (read
> With gravity you have
to elevate the tank 6' above the top of the battery
> make sure that you
create enough pressure to shut off the valves. When
> water by the pump,
you are creating more than enough pressure to precisely
> shut off the valves.
Next, when you water by gravity it is really SLOW
> you must disconnect
the water supply when you are finished or you will
> the batteries, that's
> I have attached a
little message from the president (not Obomha) regarding
> gravity watering.
Price for the gravity system-
> BA-MS-702 All 6 volt
kits except RV Edition Gravity feed tank, 5 gal.
> capacity without a
auto shut off valve. Includes welded/painted mounting
> bracket. Must be
mounted 6' above battery level. $150.00
BA-MS-700 All 6 volt kits except RV Edition Gravity feed tank, 5 gal.
> capacity with a auto
shut off valve to prevent overflowing. Includes
mounting bracket. Must be mounted 6' above battery level.
Here is another option. Consider a 5 gallon plastic tank with 12V
> submersible pump and
a transformer that plugs into a 120V wall plug.
> AP-WS-300 All 6 volt
kits except RV Edition Auto-PRO watering system,
> 20 liter molded
container with submersible 12V DC pump inside container.
> Comes with 120V AC
transformer and standard 120V AC plug. $189.95
> From the supplier
this does not come with a flow indicator, however if you
> are handy you can
easily plumb a flow indicator
Flow-Indicator- BA-FLW-20 Flow Indicator with 3/4" NPT thread. $46.00.
>with plastic adapter
from the hose to the
> flow-indicator with
1/4" ID. press on tubing on one end and a 3/4 NPT male
> other end.
Long story. Hope you got all this.
> Bob- JWP
Note- standing water will spoil and begin growing alge.
Visually check your water for clairty. Always use
distilled water when adding water to batteries.
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