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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: li-ion batteries   Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:59 pm

One or two people on other forums have been recommending li-ion batteries,so I thought I would give one a try.
First problem not all chinese ebay sellers will ship to France,but I did find one seller who would ship to France and he supplied me with a 12v 9800mAh.
 

 
As per recommendations I taped up the supply male plug and just use the charging socket for supply and recharging.
The battery was charged when it arrived(12vs) so I attached it to a Aristocraft lil-critter with a trail truck to carry the battery.
Having no speed controller fitted and the speed of the critter being a tad quick for my liking,I also attached seven tank cars.

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:18 pm

The pic shows the critter with the cab missing waiting for a repaint.
 

 
Over the course of the last few days,I`ve run the train a total of 17 hours.This evening there was a marked down turn in performance but 17 hours is not bad.I`m impressed.
The battery is now showing a charge of 10.2 volts which is near its cut off point.
Will see tomorrow how long a recharge takes.

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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:30 am

Van, can you give the battery dimensions please and a rough idea of pricing.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi Van

Can you bring it over when you come tomorrow, I'd like to compare with a Li-ion i've got here.  And see how the 'lil critter goes on my undulating track! 

We could also shoot some video.

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:29 pm

David Grantham wrote:
Van, can you give the battery dimensions please and a rough idea of pricing.
 
 Hi David.
The battery is 120mm long x35mm x65mm plus the cables and a little rocker switch.
To big to fit in a loco but for a trail truck or large tender,its size should not be a problem.
I paid including shipping £29 which from china is abit expensive.The seller still has them on ebay(item no 370278561709) but the price has risen slightly.
 
I`ve just bought a 6800mAh one of ebay tonight for £13,from china of course(item no 270983550838.
 
They are available in the UK on ebay (item no 121116065131)but for a 6800mAh, they are is nearly £40.

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Theres one or two threads about these batteries on GSC under battery power.The original poster Whatlep has quite a bit of experience using li-ions.

 Some useful info available

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Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:41 pm

GWhizz wrote:
Hi Van

Can you bring it over when you come tomorrow, I'd like to compare with a Li-ion i've got here.  And see how the 'lil critter goes on my undulating track! 

We could also shoot some video.
 
 I`ll be there with a battery Shoema and Carl`s diesel

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: li-ion batteries   Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:19 pm

Here's the vid..


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