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Old 01-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
_cy_ OP
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Originally Posted by Anorak View Post
I've got a Lightning Nano on my K1200R. It uses eight A123 cells with battery management circuitry. I've posted a video here previously of it starting my 420SEL Mercedes. So far it works fine. Lightning doesn't make any spurious capacity claims.
great feedback! you video demonstrates why CCA ratings mean little with li-ion cells. li-ion cells will discharge at high rates, then fall flat suddenly when empty.

some don't need much reserve capacity, some do... since I'm running electric Gerbing jacket/pant/gloves/socks. depending on what's used. I'd like to have at least stock AH reserves on hand. in case bike is doing short runs.

what's the weight of your pack?

do these spec's match your battery?
http://racetech.com/html_files/LightningBattery.html

Specifications:
  • Cranking Amps: 240
  • Capacity: 4.6 Amp-Hours
  • Nominal Voltage: 13.2 Volts
  • Max Charging Voltage: 15.0 Volts
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs. (817 grams)
  • Dimensions: 115mm wide x 75 deep x 65 tall (4.5" x 3 x 2.6)
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