October 10th, 2016, 06:24 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
I Ride: 1 Berg, 1 Zook
Hi again! Time to order more packs!
Anyone know about assembled packs with:
- Genuine A123 cells
- Balancing tap
- Andersson 75 connector
Backstory fwiw - So I killed one A123RC.com pack (left the DRZ with the key in and turned on right outside the house! For three days! Forgot to lock it too! I really do not deserve to have this bike still unstolen!!) ... and I lost the other pack I had! As they are so small and convenient!!!
So looking to buy new packs. I'll order from A123RC.com again unless I can find packs that are an improvement for a similar price. Would order EarthX - from my research they're worth it! - but I don't have the money atm
The A123RC packs use fake A123 cells. (Good quality though! A 4s1p battery which will start a large-displacement high-compression single has good quality cells.) And they use Andersson 50 connectors. Andersson connectors are great!, but I read the Andersson 50 datasheet and the maximum pulse current is a little low (50 means they're reated for a constant 50A, pulse is iirc 100A which is lower than I'd like). Andersson 75 connectors would have something like 150A pulse max. And finally, they lack balancing taps.
FWIW I did send A123RC.com an email to check if they did custom-type Andersson connectors and balancing taps. I actually care more about the connectors than the cell type. Got a "failed to send" reply but I've just tried again with a plain-text email. Will post up further info in case it's useful.