[Oeva-list] Re: used batteries

Bryan Avery bryan at photonlight.com
Fri Jun 10 14:24:31 PDT 2005

I've got one of Victor's AC systems, so 240V-336V is the recommended voltage
range with the higher voltage giving the best performance.  336V of the
Panasonic 28Ah batteries would be just about right at ~650lbs.  Of course,
240V of larger capacity batteries would probably be a little bit cheaper
though.  With a smaller pack like this, I imagine battery balancing is going
to be even more critical than it might otherwise be, necessitating the use
of Rudman regulators / powercheqs / or some other similar device?  Don,
where have you found the $45 price?  The best price I found with my brief
internet searches was $50 ea. + s/h in quantity from digikey, but every
other site I found had them listed at around $90.  At $45, that would be
$1260 + shipping which is a bit more than I was hoping to pay for a "cheap
temporary" pack, but at this point it's almost worth that just to get the
car on the road finally.  And of course, at the rate things have been going
with the TS cell replacement this could end up being a bit more than
temporary, in which case I will probably be happier spending the money on
the brand new batteries & high voltage pack than just going with used
batteries that are already near the end of their useful life.


Any other thoughts, advice, or things I should consider?






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Subject: [Oeva-list] Re: used batteries


Hello Bryan


What voltage is your system? I don't know about any used batteries but I
have found Panasonic 12 volt AGM 28 Ah batteries new for around 45 dollars
plus shipping. There number is LC X1228 they weigh 23 pounds each. Panasonic
also has other Ah AGM batteries. The price can be even lower with a larger
order. I am thinking about getting some more.




In a message dated 6/6/2005 12:03:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:

With no resolution in site for the replacement of the bad 90Ah Thunder Sky
cells, I'm thinking I would like to put together a small pack of lead acid
batts so I can at least get the Accord on the road and get *some* use out of
it.  I figure I'll probably only be able to fit 600-800 lbs. of lead in max,
without upgrading the suspension (which I'd rather not do for a "temporary"
pack).  Anyway, I'm looking for tips, suggestions, etc., for where to check
to find a source for some cheap used batteries.  I'd rather not put a bunch
of money into buying new batteries that I will hopefully (keeping fingers
crossed although the outlook is not looking good) be replacing soon.
Obviously I would like to get as much range as possible, but I'm not
expecting too much from that small a pile of lead.  Even if I could only get
10-15 miles per charge, that would be enough for most of my daily driving.

As it is, I've put about 20 all-electric miles on the car with those crappy
TS cells (just short test drives down the street and around the
neighborhood).  That's just enough to whet my appetite, but I want MORE!
:-)   After 3 years in progress, I would really like to get the car
driveable on a regular basis.



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