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WANTED: Spare car or leisure battery

Post by amulheirn » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm

This is for a project I am working on for the club, rather than for me. Does anyone have a spare battery they don't need? Preferably someone reasonably local to me so I can collect - Farnham.

My plan to use the Optima battery hasn't worked out - the thing just won't hold charge.

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Re: WANTED: Spare car or leisure battery

Post by DavidA » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 am

I have a couple of of batteries from my Mother’s mobility scooter which you are welcome to. They held charge when I replaced them a couple of months ago but I’ll check they’re still OK. I am in Teddington.


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Post by amulheirn » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 am

Hi David -

That sounds like a possible solution - thanks. Can you tell me how many amp-hours each one is? And physical dimensions too if possible - I've already built a box for the Optima that turned out to be duff, so just wondering if they'll fit in what I've already made. I imagine they're smaller.

Thanks!
Andy

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Re: WANTED: Spare car or leisure battery

Post by DavidA » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:17 pm

They’re 18ah(20hr) 12v sealed rechargeable lead acid batteries.
Dimensions each 18mm wide, 17mm high, and 7.5mm deep.
Currently on charge

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Re: WANTED: Spare car or leisure battery

Post by amulheirn » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Thanks David - that sounds ideal. I’m making a ‘digital sign’ for use at club events where there is no power, and calculate that I need about 30ah to run the load for 10 hours.

If you think they’re holding charge ok I might come and get them if that’s ok?

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Re: WANTED: Spare car or leisure battery

Post by DavidA » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 pm

Fine I’ll PM you my phone number

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