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October 18th, 2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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Question Battery recommendation for 2011 FE 570

The original battery is shot and it never did seem to have good cranking power. What would be a good battery to go with? Of course it has to be an exact fit to get in the very tight compartment. Thank You!
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I went with an EarthX ETX12A lithium-ferrophosphate with protection circuit. Super light and starts the bike in an instant.
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I went with an EarthX ETX12A lithium-ferrophosphate with protection circuit. Super light and starts the bike in an instant.
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I went with an EarthX ETX12A lithium-ferrophosphate with protection circuit. Super light and starts the bike in an instant.
Two questions. Would that battery be a direct match in terms of size? And do regular battery charges work with this type (lithium) of battery? Thanks You!
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It's pretty much an exact match for the battery box!

Re. chargers: You do not want a lead-acid trickle charger on these batteries. (However I believe that EarthX batteries are less sensitive to these than other LiFePO4 batteries as they have a full protection board embedded).

But you also don't need a trickle charger for these as they effectively don't self-discharge at all. They don't discharge just by sitting. So if the bike is going in storage - and you'd usually want to have it on a trickle charger with a lead-acid in it - then with a LiFePO4 battery you'd just pop the seat and disconnect one battery terminal and it won't discharge at all.

Non-trickle "lead-acid" charging does work (and so the bike's battery charging system does work to charge these batteries). It's just the particular and specific thing of lead-acid trickle charging which isn't compatible. So it has been nothing to worry about in my experience. Might seem more serious than it is because of how many words I've spent explaining it but it's more that it's a little specific and tricky to explain
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2.5 years ago I bought a 2011 Husaberg FE390 (LOVE it!). The battery died the day after I bought it. After asking around, I bought a Lithium battery. It does NOT fit, mechanically - they give you foam inserts to fill in the gaps -do so tightly. It has been flawless and is still going strong. (Also VERY light weight.) I just finished 436 miles of the TransAmerica trail (had to be street legal) and the battery did fine over rough terrain on mountain passes in Colorado, etc. Even had to jump start another bike on the trip. His battery died and he is now installing a lithium battery in his 2010 FE 390. Strongly recommended! - HusaGeezer.
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for 2 years I have a JMT model : HJTZ7S-FP :

2.42 Ah
29 Wh
Manufacturer claimed CCA: 150 A
SAE as measured by JMP battery tester: 230 A
DIN as measured by JMP battery tester: 210 A
EN as measured by JMP battery tester: 130 A

no particular problem

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+2 on the EarthX ETX12a. Its a few millimeters smaller in size than the stock lead acid battery. BUT, that is a good thing. I think this is the battery that should have came with the bike.

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Out here in Aus I use the SSB lithium at 220cca. Direct fit.

On a few occasions I’ve had the jump start. I use a small start pack off EBay. I cut the large alligator clips off, fitted eye terminals and it’s permanently mounted to the battery so the connector pops out from underneath the frame rail. I bought more of these connectors off AliExpress and made more leads for the other bikes. This has been so handy particularly when I’m up in the high country doing a multi day trip and the battery has gone flat from charging phone and gps etc.
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Originally Posted by tourist View Post
It's pretty much an exact match for the battery box!

Re. chargers: You do not want a lead-acid trickle charger on these batteries. (However I believe that EarthX batteries are less sensitive to these than other LiFePO4 batteries as they have a full protection board embedded).

But you also don't need a trickle charger for these as they effectively don't self-discharge at all. They don't discharge just by sitting. So if the bike is going in storage - and you'd usually want to have it on a trickle charger with a lead-acid in it - then with a LiFePO4 battery you'd just pop the seat and disconnect one battery terminal and it won't discharge at all.

Non-trickle "lead-acid" charging does work (and so the bike's battery charging system does work to charge these batteries). It's just the particular and specific thing of lead-acid trickle charging which isn't compatible. So it has been nothing to worry about in my experience. Might seem more serious than it is because of how many words I've spent explaining it but it's more that it's a little specific and tricky to explain
As I have seen your input and knowledge in quite a few battery threads maybe you have an answer to this? I did the mistake of buying a shorai a few years ago so when that battery died I ended up with the shorai charger. Can I use that charger on other batteries, like the one you use?
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