Since you are in Santa Rosa, you have more options given that it doesn't
get super cold there. 100ah Thunder Sky (now Sino-Poy) fit in the
existing battery boxes with room to spare. The CALB batteries are the
same size and will run at lower temperatures than the Sino-Poly.
With a little modification you can fit in the 160ah form factor (now
200ah). You will want to budget for a BMS. Without a good one, you are
simply putting your Lithium battery investment at risk.
If money is no object, you might consider EnerDel. I wish I could
afford to put a set of them in one of my cars.
For future reference, the [black] SIno-Poly batteries are slightly
larger dimensionally than the [yellow] Thundersky of the same rating. I
am guessing that when they retooled, they ground a little out of the
molds to clean them up. That would make the molded batteries slightly
larger. It is like 1mm.
On 1/5/2013 4:24 PM, Raymond wrote:
> It was about a year ago, or a bit longer, that there appeared here a
> short series of contributions, "Reflections on a Lithium Conversion".
> Most of the material gave a summary of the current "State of the Art"
> concerning Lithium batteries. The discussion was very helpful to me,
> even though my Pba batteries were fairly new at the time. They are not
> now, and I've got to face major decisions. l wonder if those who
> contributed to the overview last time would be willing to do so again.
> Lithium experience, and related new developments during the past year
> justify a review of where we stand today.
> Ray, in Santa Rosa, CA
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