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Offline tomw

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Storage UPgrade... Originally posted
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:40:11 am »
Reposted from, FieldLines.com originally posted on: August 31, 2010, 06:36:49 PM

I mentioned snagging this battery in my addiction ... Diary. I hauled it home today in the '01 Dodge Dakota.

It was a white knuckle 45 mile trip through driving torrential rain on semi busy highway.

2288# of lead put the squat on the pickup but it did it:



Unloaded it with a neighbors loader.

Here are the innards:



Sure hope it was worth hauling.
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Note each cell has 4 terminals 2 per polarity connection.

No physical damage visible there is a lot of fibrous crud built up in it from wherever the forklift it came out of was used.

9 cents a pound and I hope it pans out there are enough strong cells for 24 volts. Battery dealer told the owner it had 1 dead cell and 2 wimpy cells that leaves 15 "good" cells. I hope.

Originally a 36 volt 810 AH battery so this just about triples my storage capacity.

Addicts do not know when to quit.

Just to share.

Tom

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Re: Storage UPgrade... Originally posted
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2012, 12:31:36 am »
Thanks Tom, I had just about quit drooling over that battery and now here it comes to haunt me again!  ;D

Thurmond