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    shocker

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by shocker on Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:49 am

    mufynman wrote:I got one of these a few years ago , been using it on a little tractor - always used to go flat over winter etc - not any more  Very Happy .

    Not sure if they a big seller in Wales though , what with the lack of sun .

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    Wouldn't the bike have to live outside for that to work though? scratch
    Or do you hang the panel out of the window? Very Happy
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    mufynman

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by mufynman on Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:53 am

    mine came with about 10 + ft of cable , easy to extend if you wanted . panel sits on shed roof and wires just come in from above .
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    shocker

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by shocker on Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:56 am

    I suppose if you live in Merthyr though, you'd need more like a 100 miles cable to reach some sunshine Very Happy Very Happy
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    mufynman

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by mufynman on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:00 am

    I've checked , and its ok , they do a Welsh version
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    shocker

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by shocker on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:01 am

    mufynman wrote:I've checked , and its ok , they do a Welsh version
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    lol! lol!
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    wolfy

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by wolfy on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:02 am

    I got a lithium ion battery it didn't come cheap ( £120 odd ) but its 14 AH up against the standard 5 AH.
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    mizzed

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by mizzed on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:20 am

    Be careful with the lithium batteries there are the good expensive li-ion batteries, and the cheeper not so good lithium iron batteries.
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    wolfy

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by wolfy on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:20 pm

    How you know the good from the bad mizzed...? mine been working well for 12 months may pack up tomorrow tho lol!
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    mizzed

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by mizzed on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:24 pm

    Good ones are lithium ion, bad are lithium iron.

    Two different chemistry batteries.
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    wolfy

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    Re: New Battery ??

    Post by wolfy on Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:38 pm

    Arr right didn't know the difference tidy Very Happy

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