18403Re: [RoboMower] Re: RL 550 Battery replacement
- Oct 11, 2012Thank you BKelley,
useful information. It does seem to be harder to source batteries over here.
Less golfers it seems!
From: bkelley9401 <neverheardofhim@...>
Sent: Sunday, 7 October 2012, 15:19
Subject: [RoboMower] Re: RL 550 Battery replacement
Colin, if the 17ah battery had enough mow time per charge then an 18ah battery will work just fine and save you a pound or two. I see that yuasa EU sells np18-12, npc17-12 and then jump to the ypc22-12(make sure you can adapt to the different bolt pattern) I can't find a 20ah battery in their mix that also applies to BB-battery EU.You'll have to do you're own leg work for the best deal. Try elec. bike /scooter shops wheel chair shops and power backup shops they all use this type of battery. Ask for a spec sheet and check the weight of the battery(not shipping weight) this is the one thing that will change from ah to ah and cheap to expensive.
--- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, Colin Tyrrell <colintyrrell77@...> wrote:
> Thanks folks, and apologies for the slow reply.
> Yup, in Ireland.. and it seems to be difficult to get the recommended batteries.
> I got 2 years out of the BB batteries.. which is very disappointing.
> I'm still using them... but today I only got 46 minutes out of them.
> Also, I got them tested for the voltage.. they tested fine apparently.
> From: bkelley9401 <neverheardofhim@...>
> To: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 18:27
> Subject: [RoboMower] Re: RL 550 Battery replacement
> From the link you posted I assume your from Ireland and not the states.
> Yuasa makes good batteries, but here in the states yuasa sold their agm line (EnerSys) and the YPC22-12 isn't available in the states. Yuasa NPC17-12 was original battery for the robomower in the US and was a good battery. So I see no reason for the YPC22-12 battery not to be good. The ah rate to battery weight is good. I do use a EnerSys NP18-12 battery and it works just fine. Yuasa is a global company and applies their standards to all manufacturing plants not just paper stickers and gray cases. This IS my opinion so good luck.
> --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "colintyrrell77" <colintyrrell77@> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I was looking up info on my Robomow when I found this forum; thanks for being allowed to join.
> > The battery on my RL550 seems to be degraded. I'm not sure if is is both batteries, or just the one that is degraded. Bascially I'm getting about 70 mins mowing time.. I was getting up to 160 minutes.
> > The battery pack packs consists of two x BB Battery EP17-12:
> > http://www.sader.com.tr/images/urunler/EP17_12.pdf
> > I'd like to change the batteries. I'm wondering if these will be sufficient, or not:
> > http://www.yuasaeurope.com/images/uploads/uk/downloads/datasheets/Yucel/YPC22-12_UK.pdf
> > What do you think?
> > Thanks,
> > Colin
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