I managed to squeeze four and a half years from the original VRSLA battery
pack. I tend to the conservative side when using such technology and having a
CycleAnalyst installed allowed me to keep a sharp eye on our Ariens Amp
electric riding mower. The replacement pack, same stuff, purchased online has
now crapped out on me after only two years.
I've been reading on this list of folks using Leaf modules and did a search on
eBay for the same. I need 48v and desire about 40 ah capacity to replace the 75
ah capacity of the pb pack. I know from experience that a lead pack is only
good for half the rating (c/20) in the real world and with the Peukert effect
in mind, 40 ah should equal or excel the original pack capacity.
I was surprised to see that Volt modules are 48v and have a healthy 47 ah
capacity. The price of a used Volt module @US$325 comes in a good bit lower
than the US$600+ figure of the lead pack. I'd have to purchase a 6a charger for
a hundred dollars but that's still a better deal than sticking with lead.
The links are:2011 Chevy Volt Battery 2kWh 48V Li-ion pack | eBayVeriBest 48V
6A Lithium Battery Charger
The VeriBest references specifying Manganese chemistry, as the default is for
Even if the Volt battery won't fit under the seat where the old lead pack rode,
I can still bolt it on the motor deck like Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future
if I have to. On the other hand, does anyone know if the Volt module can be
segmented and connected with jumpers?
I would very much appreciate anyone's observations regarding this conversion.
| $99.99 | |
VeriBest 48V 6A Lithium Battery Charger
Veribest Lithium Battery Chargers have been tested against the industry's best
by an independent lab and judged ...
| $275.00 | |
2011 Chevy Volt Battery 2kWh 48V Li-ion pack | eBay
12 cells in series. Number of cells 36. Construction 12 in-series x 3 in
parallel. CELL SPECIFICATIONS. Cell typ...
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