1618[Fwd: [biofuel] "Fire sale" on forklift batteries - use for electric vehicle,
- Aug 18, 2002Hi, is anyone else interested in these batteries? My husband and I
would like to get one, but it would be great if we could get the
discount for ordering 2. I am a member of the biofuels list so there is
an additional 5% off the $1300. Please reply off list.
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Subject: [biofuel] "Fire sale" on forklift batteries - use for electric
vehicle, photovoltaic & other home power apps
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:44:05 +0900
From: Christopher Witmer <cdwitmer@...>
To: Christopher Witmer <cdwitmer@...>
I found such a great one-time deal on some truly awesome batteries that
I wanted to share it with others who might be able to benefit.
EPIK Communications, a communications company based in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, has to sell 130 forklift batteries during the next 50 days,
since the building the batteries are stored in has been sold. (The
batteries were purchased for a construction project that got cancelled.)
As a result, these extraordinary batteries are now being sold for about
90% off the manufacturer's suggested retail price.
Anyone mentioning that they heard about this sale through the "Biofuel
Mailing List" gets an additional 5% discount off the items they
purchase. (That is, 5% off the price of the purchased items -- not 5%
off any taxes or shipping charges that might apply. There is, however,
an additional $500 off of shipping charges when two or more batteries
are purchased -- more about that below.)
(By the way, Mr. Keith Addision, the owner of the Biofuel Mailing List,
gets no remuneration from any of this. Thanks, Keith, for graciously
allowing this information to be shared with the list.)
What does one do with a 6,600 lb. forklift battery? (The weight is, of
course, from the lead they use. They take up less space than one might
imagine.) Well, you might use them in:
* an electric vehicle (the "battery" actually consists of smaller
batteries connected together; one string could be broken up to produce
enough batteries for multiple EVs)
* an emergency backup power system (these batteries lose their charge
much more slowly than conventional batteries)
* an "off grid" or "intertied" home power system (batteries are usually
the single most expensive component of off-grid systems; given the
government subsidies available for certain types of "green" power -- I
think in California it is something like $4.50 per watt for photovoltaic
-- some people might come out way ahead financially thanks to these
* a forklift :-)
These batteries can be readily configured either as 48V or as 24V batteries.
All the information below was provided by the seller. Two reminders: 1)
The seller of course welcomes inquiries, but, as mentioned below,
requests for shipping quotes should not be directed to the seller.
Instead, either contact the shipper listed below, or any other shipper
you might prefer to use. 2) Don't forget to mention the Biofuel Mailing
List for your additional 5% discount!
* * * * * * * (Information Provided by Seller) * * * * * * * *
Hawker PowerSafe 6VM-1500 48 volt DC battery string providing 1500Ah of
battery backup at 48 Volts DC (48VDC). These batteries have a retail
value of over $12,000 per string and are now reduced to only $1300!
These batteries were manufactured between October, 2000 and March, 2001
and have been charged for maintenance per the manufacturers
recommendations. These batteries have never been deployed to a site nor
cycled through a deep discharge so are as good as new! The life
expectancy of these batteries is 20 years. These are maintenance free
valve Regulated Lead Acid Batteries with a voltage of 2V per cell, 6V
per module, and stacked 8 modules high to obtain 48V. The overall
dimensions for the battery stack are 45.2"L x 18.3"W x 87.2"H with a
total weight of 6,600lbs.
All technical documentation can be found at:
Other batteries from the same date of manufacture were tested on
3-26-02. A load test was performed with 200 Amp load to 1.75V/cell. The
battery discharge took 519 minutes or 8 hours 39 minutes. This equates
to 1730 A-Hr for the battery string. Hawker specifications on the
battery are: 1500 A-Hr battery, discharge @ 190 Amp for 8 hours to 1.75V
per cell or 42.00 V string voltage for 1520 A-Hr. The test indicates
that the batteries exceed specifications by 210 A-Hr, or 13.8%. These
batteries can also be split into two 24V strings by ordering a 24V
accessory kit directly from the manufacturer. In 24 volt configurations
these batteries are also great for solar applications!
If you purchase two strings of batteries between 8/12/02 and 8/30/02,
we'll give you a $500 credit towards shipping charges! This offer
applies to every 2 strings purchased!
We use Consolidated Freightways exclusively for our battery shipments.
Consolidated can be reached at 800-543-9942. If you wish to estimate
shipping charges, you may contact Consolidated directly. Information you
will need to obtain a shipping quote is as follows:
Contents (per each string)
4 CRATES 4' x 2' x 2'
1 CRATE 3' x 2' x 1'
Total of 5 CRATES weighing 6,700 lbs
Class 60, Stackable
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Zip Code 33311
We will load the batteries on the truck at a loading dock
You must provide the following details:
Destination Zip Code
Dock delivery (you unload at a loading dock or with a forklift)
Inside delivery (driver unloads and brings a liftgate truck, typically
$800 additional fee)
If you elect to purchase, we will gladly arrange the shipping and add
the shipping charges to the purchase invoice.
Payment accepted via cashier's check or business wire only, and buyer to
pay actual shipping costs by preferred shipment method and 6% sales tax
if shipping address is within Florida or Georgia and a valid resellers
certificate cannot be provided.
VP, Network Engineering Services
(407) 482-8487 Office
(407) 509-2356 Cell
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(This message was sent by Christopher Witmer; if you have any complaints
about the sending of this message, please address them to me at
cdwitmer@... -- thanks!)
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