How about the use of a deep cycle battery, any ideas?Exide are still acid batteries but use GMS (glass matt separator) material instead of flooded battery.
weight wise, they are not much lighter than normal flooded ones.
The only batteries that are lighter would be the Lithium ones but not because they are lighter but because for the same power you will have a smaller battery.
Again, the difference in weight is a few kg so on a 100 miles range you would hardly notice any difference.
Think about it as if it a couple carrier bags in the boot coming from the supermarket
For what I just found out the disadvantage of deep cycle (DC) is the charging process.How about the use of a deep cycle battery, any ideas?
But don't wax it. During WW2 they discovered that waxing the wings of the P51-D Mustang actually slowed it down - it was fastest in unwaxed painted rather than waxed polished form. Clearly someone had too much time on their hands ......Not forgetting the thin layer of paint you remove too.
I don't understand, wax should make it more slipperyBut don't wax it. During WW2 they discovered that waxing the wings of the P51-D Mustang actually slowed it down - it was fastest in unwaxed painted rather than waxed polished form. Clearly someone had too much time on their hands ......
Thanks for info, very useful.Found this other one.
A gell DC battery.
weight is over 30kg so no gain in there and in the reviews there is mentioned that the battery should be charged at 14V not above or below.
and costs a whopping £180
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"Can I charge this battery with a ctek car charger and what voltage should it read when fully charged
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