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Old 12-14-2008, 06:46 PM   #16
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Battery Life??

The unit in my 2007 US 990A failed to start today. The accessory socket reads 12.56 volts with the key off and 11.95 with the key on and the headlight off. (Euro headlight & Switch) 21 months seems short lived to me... What life are your Orange Monster batteries getting?
I will check the battery drain test tommorow. i.e. disconnect battery neg and measure current to ground. Manual standard is 2mA or less. Otherwise I have current drain somewhere.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:06 AM   #17
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Powercell, Have you used this battery? Compatable with 9?0's?
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #18
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I've had one in my SE for about a year. I worry a bit about batteries as I run an auto clutch and ride in Mexico a lot. This batt is amazing! Because my FCR's don't have a choke circuit, some mornings I need to abuse the starter a bit. The Braille can really crank!
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:30 PM   #19
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I'm in need of a new battery, and the OP lists the 14-BS from Sears. However, my battery is a 14-S. What is the difference, and will the 14-BS fit? The 14-S is listed as being available at my local Sears, but the 14-S is a special order.

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:19 AM   #20
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The unit in my 2007 US 990A failed to start today. The accessory socket reads 12.56 volts with the key off and 11.95 with the key on and the headlight off. (Euro headlight & Switch) 21 months seems short lived to me... What life are your Orange Monster batteries getting?
I will check the battery drain test tommorow. i.e. disconnect battery neg and measure current to ground. Manual standard is 2mA or less. Otherwise I have current drain somewhere.
You do have a load on the battery-- it's the clock, and it's a good reason to buy a Battery Tender if you don't ride very frequently.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:21 AM   #21
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And that reminds me: if you go to a gel battery and you own a battery charger/ maintainer, you may have to replace it with one compatible with a gel battery.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:21 PM   #22
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I'm in need of a new battery, and the OP lists the 14-BS from Sears. However, my battery is a 14-S. What is the difference, and will the 14-BS fit? The 14-S is listed as being available at my local Sears, but the 14-S is a special order.

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The BS model is about 1.5" taller than the S model. It won't fit in the ADV battery box.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:10 PM   #23
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does this fit correctly in the stock box ?

how about the leads ?

as much power as stock yuasa ?

thanks for the info........
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:13 PM   #24
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does this fit correctly in the stock box ?

how about the leads ?

as much power as stock yuasa ?

thanks for the info........

It's the same dimensions as the stocker. The posts just bolt on, so you leave 'em off. It kicks the stock Yuasa's butt...
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:12 AM   #25
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I am for Yuasa 14S.

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It's the same dimensions as the stocker. The posts just bolt on, so you leave 'em off. It kicks the stock Yuasa's butt...
Well..not quite, CCA of the Yuasa 14S is 230, while Braille is 210.

I did the following test:
Connected a capacitor 1000 microF to the two bare cables, connected to the battery poles. Then disconnected the battery, while keeping the revs around 2,5ks. The motor continued to run. When the revs droped lower than 2ks, the motor died. Seems the alternator can produce sufficient power only when running over 2-2,5 ks, which stabilized from the capacitor can operate all 950Adv electric comsumption. Anybody else nows the revs' threshold when the battery is charging or discharging?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:37 AM   #26
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Well..not quite, CCA of the Yuasa 14S is 230, while Braille is 210...
Maybe if you crank it for 30 seconds (I don't recommend it...). Otherwise, the battery is designed to start 4 cylinder race cars. I've had both, and there's no comparison, the Braille rocks.


Performance
Voltage: 12 Volts
Full Charge Voltage: 13.8 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Max Cranking Amps): 760
Pulse Cranking Amps (PCA) 5 sec @ 80F: 527
Pulse Cranking Amps (PCA) 10 sec @ 80F: 461
Pulse Cranking Amps 20 sec @ 80F: 407
Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 80F: 314
Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 32F: 283
Cold Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 0F: 210
Reserve Capacity: Less than 20 minutes
Capacity (C/20 rate): 10
Internal Resistance: 15.8 milliohms (.0158 ohms)
Life Cycle @ 10% DOD: 2000
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:55 PM   #27
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Maybe if you crank it for 30 seconds (I don't recommend it...). Otherwise, the battery is designed to start 4 cylinder race cars. I've had both, and there's no comparison, the Braille rocks.


Performance
Voltage: 12 Volts
Full Charge Voltage: 13.8 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Max Cranking Amps): 760
Pulse Cranking Amps (PCA) 5 sec @ 80F: 527
Pulse Cranking Amps (PCA) 10 sec @ 80F: 461
Pulse Cranking Amps 20 sec @ 80F: 407
Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 80F: 314
Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 32F: 283
Cold Cranking Amps 30 sec @ 0F: 210
Reserve Capacity: Less than 20 minutes
Capacity (C/20 rate): 10
Internal Resistance: 15.8 milliohms (.0158 ohms)
Life Cycle @ 10% DOD: 2000



thanks for the info Powercell, I m gonna get one.

do you use the standard case or the carbon fibre one ??

regular battery tender work ok?

where do you get yours ?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:05 PM   #28
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Regular tender works fine. The Carbon fiber is just a gimmic.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:20 AM   #29
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This Braille looks good but very expensive to ship to Europe, Spain (about 100 USD).
Can anybody recommend a battery than Yuasa which I can buy in Europe?
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:18 PM   #30
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is that before or after you fitted the odessey ?

I put the battery in after i did the pushing. The oddeesy is doing fine I left the light on for 15minutes the other day at home as a test and it still fired right up.
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