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Old 03-29-2015, 09:48 PM   #21
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Leafy What battery is that your using?
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:49 PM   #22
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Leafy What battery is that your using?
The one I linked in post 7.
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**** everyone who didnt +prop leafy's photo.
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Tell me more about this. I've been looking for a cheap jump box for a while.
Here is the jump battery and plug adapter with gator clips, works great for jumping cars but would be even better with proper gator clips.

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Between this battery, my volvo electric power steering pump, and the geo tracker alternator (55amp at idle) it will pull this battery down to unsafe voltages in 20 minutes if I hold the power steering pump against the stop as hard as I can (80 amp in this case) while idling. In other words, its fine because I'm sure the pump would have problems in less time than that. Havent run it long enough to need to balance it. Another guy that I race with was running one in his daily driver civic as a test, he left his headlights on while at work one day and killed the battery, like it swole up and wouldnt hold a charge anymore kill, but thats a problem with all lipo batteries.
I had this same battery. It started the car quicker than the stock battery. I also used the Astro Blinky balancer. My battery didn't survive so well. I have 1 dead cell, but that's how it goes some times. For the price, I can just get another one and not worry about it.
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I had this same battery. It started the car quicker than the stock battery. I also used the Astro Blinky balancer. My battery didn't survive so well. I have 1 dead cell, but that's how it goes some times. For the price, I can just get another one and not worry about it.
Thats kind of a problem with HK batteries in general. I nuked 2 of their normal LiPOs on the death scooter project till I got one that powered it further than 10 ft.
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Agree. Until this happened, I was really happy with the performance of the battery. It's stupid cheap for the amount of CCAs it can deliver.
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So... buy two, hook one up, put the other in the glove box as a spare?
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So... buy two, hook one up, put the other in the glove box as a spare?
They have like a 30 or 60 day warranty on batteries. I wouldnt expect one thats shitty to last longer than that.
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Well i mean... sometimes i don't have a 60 day window before i need to be on the road. :P
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Well i mean... sometimes i don't have a 60 day window before i need to be on the road. :P
Push Start ;-)
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Naa, build in a crank starter.

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I have had a Deka ETX20L in my car since September 2012, including about 9 months sitting on the workbench after which it still started the car excellently.

It's tall enough to work ok with the stock tie down (with minor mods), and my local battery recycler gets ~$90 out the door for them.
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I also ran a Ballistic 16 cell for a while that was awesome, but they won't warranty one if you use it in something other than a motorcycle, and they cost an absolute fortune.
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I also ran a Ballistic 16 cell for a while that was awesome, but they won't warranty one if you use it in something other than a motorcycle, and they cost an absolute fortune.
If you think those cost a fortune, go on pegasus and look up the price of the ballistic battery that they do warranty for use in cars.
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They actually came down a bunch. Ballistic wasn't happy with how the product turned out and has dropped the price dramatically, and is going to cancel them when Pegasus sells the last of them.
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Anyone have info about Apex batteries? Deka "replacements"

Deka ETX14 Motorcycle Battery
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Anyone have info about Apex batteries? Deka "replacements"

Deka ETX14 Motorcycle Battery
Claims to be made from "Environmentally-Friendly Recycled Green Plastic."

Is orange.

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I also ran a Ballistic 16 cell for a while that was awesome, but they won't warranty one if you use it in something other than a motorcycle, and they cost an absolute fortune.
If you want a 16 cell there is a guy on ebay selling batteries in the same configuration as the ballistic evo 2 16. People are RC forums say the cells are legit and that the quality is good:

A123 16 Cell 4S4P 13 2V9 2AH motorbike Battery Starter with Black Case | eBay

Ballistic has the evo 3 line now, it would be good to find out what is inside the cases.
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