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 Post subject: Electrosol lead acid batteries
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:18 pm 
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Anyone have any experience of electrosol batteries? I'm looking for 10 batteries of around 70ah and I'm a bit tight on weight. Their battery is only 16kg & £79 and it has a 5 year guarantee and a claimed life of 1000 cycles. What's the catch? :? They claim to be suitable for electric vehicles, but not necessarily ones of the speed of Electro-Trabi! :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:00 pm 
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mmmmmmmm

TBH I'd be a little warey of their claims :wink:

See below
http://www.batteryvehiclesociety.org.uk ... .php?t=498

From my own experiance I would say they are similar to any leisure battery used in a EV and most excelent for leisure use but ask them for more in a EV and your on a sticky wicket.

I think theres better and cheaper out there, look on E-bay for some ex UPS batts :wink:

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I had some prior to Li-Ion I thought they were cr*p. Reached end of useful life in only a few thousand miles.

I have heard people using them for EV uses find guarantee is also worthless.

They are not as wonderful as claimed.

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Hi Martin,

I'd be very wary of ANY battery costing so little for such high claims. I've used Elecsol in the past and HATED them.

From what I remember from our conversations you're looking for power and top speed rather than range, right?

In which case, I'd talk to Mr. Paul Compton (EVguru) about Optima YellowTops. They can give you high power for quite a large percentage of the charge SOC but won't give you exceptional range.

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I had a set of 10 Elecsol 220 s (the 50kg ones) on my truck and they were complete rubbish and a waste of money. They hardley lasted 6 months and the 5 year warranty does not cover for ev use.
I strongley recommend lead gel back up batteries. I have had a set of these fitted for 4 years now and they are still going strong.
Don't make the mistake I made.
Peter


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