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Old 07-23-2009, 03:43 PM   #136
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Looks I landed on my feet by sheer luck. was planning on buyng the Braillie, then out of lazyness just swung by Batteries-Plus and picked up one of their 2x batteries at 1/2 the price of the Braillie. Who would have thunk it was the same battery.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #137
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Who would have thunk it was the same battery.
...I dida thunk when it arrived by comparing it to mt GS battery...I bit and got bit back...
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:43 PM   #138
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I usually have buttered toast strapped to a cats back kind of luck......
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:01 AM   #139
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Why did no one try a nice Lithium Ion battry with 10amp/hour yet?

Expensive but most of you have plenty mony anyway
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:11 AM   #140
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Well, this'll take some of the shine offa my Braille, won't it ?
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #141
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Why did no one try a nice Lithium Ion battry with 10amp/hour yet?

Expensive but most of you have plenty mony anyway

I have one sitting on my work bench, but other projects take precedence...
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #142
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terminal posts on Batteries Plus X2-9

Just tried installing the Batteries Plus version of the Braille.
The threaded holes on the post are located more toward the center of the battery than the stock Yusa which require you to run the cables over the top of the battery as opposed to the side of the battery. The brass spacers are of a thickness that the bolts do not contact the threads on the post, if you have numerous accessories also going to the battery post as I do. I need to get some longer battery post bolts, by at least 1/4 inch to get everything securely attached. Are these brass spacers as important to use as the instructions state? Are the special bolts that come with the battery made of a material that I need to duplicate when buying longer bolts or will any metallic bolt work?
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:24 PM   #143
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all of the stock installed batteries I have seen have the leads coming over the top of the battery.

I use either SS or plated steel.

Bolts that came w/ the two I have installed accommodated the battery lead and two eye connectors w/ enough thread insertion to be safe.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:28 PM   #144
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Why did no one try a nice Lithium Ion battry with 10amp/hour yet?

Expensive but most of you have plenty mony anyway

I have been hunting down a way to brew my own LiFePo4 pack, but finding a source that has the batteries available has been difficult, aside from that, yes, expensive but when it comes to 3 lbs whats a couple hundred bucks?
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:34 PM   #145
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I have been hunting down a way to brew my own LiFePo4 pack, but finding a source that has the batteries available has been difficult, aside from that, yes, expensive but when it comes to 3 lbs whats a couple hundred bucks?
Theres an article in a magazine for trail riders I got today that featured a homemade electric bicycle, that guy ordered a bespoke li-on battery from an ebay seller in china called mr ping, you can find his products on ebay.com/ping battery and maybe send him a message? hth
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:43 PM   #146
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I have been hunting down a way to brew my own LiFePo4 pack, but finding a source that has the batteries available has been difficult, aside from that, yes, expensive but when it comes to 3 lbs whats a couple hundred bucks?

Why don't you just have Joe at TurnTech build you one... that's what I did when I needed a smaller battery to fit in my under seat oil tank. He has a great rep...

http://turntechbattery.com/TurnTech%...y/Welcome.html
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:55 PM   #147
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Rather than mess with bolting multiple terminals to the battery, why not attach them to the other end of the braided cables:



That's what I did for my accessory outlets in my glove box. Aways worked perfectly even with multiple accessories or a charger.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:01 PM   #148
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That's what I did for my accessory outlets...
And don't forget the speaker wire... lots of speaker wire!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:42 PM   #149
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And don't forget the speaker wire... lots of speaker wire!
I respectfully refer to it as "zip cord wire".

And if it's good enough for 120v, its good enough for me!
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:07 AM   #150
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Received the X2-9 batteries, started doing the comparisons to the B106 Braille. Based upon what I can tell, externally these are identical batteries. Cases, markings, posts and everything external except the labels are very similar.

Both the X2-9 batteries came in one day, one had 12.63v and one was at 12.79.

I put both on my OptiMate 4 smart charger until it went into "maintain" mode, let them sit over night and rechecked Vdc. both have settled to ~ 12.7-12.8Vdc range.

I slid one of them into a 950 that I am working on that needed a battery, real world use/testing will commence with that battery. the second one will be used for load testing as soon as I get my hands on a carbon pile......

Short of cutting them open and comparing the internals I will do load/charge testing as soon as I acquire some equipment.
any updates on the comparo between X2-9 and the B106 ??

I will be ordering a new battery soon and would like to see some comparison before doing it.

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