Battery Eliminator

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Stoand
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Battery Eliminator

Post by Stoand » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:04 pm

I hooked this up on my Triumph T140 but I reckon it works on any bike with a magneto.
First rip the battery out and put in its place a capacitor, I used a 47000mfd-40vdc one($67) which seems to work well, you could try a lower mfd capacity which means smaller physical size but less grunt, wire it up as if it was the battery i.e. positve wire to cap +ve and negative wire to cap -ve. Mount securely with rubber or foam to cushion it against vibration, it doesn't get hot so ventilation isn't an issue.Capacitors wear out but the one I got was rated at 18000 hrs which equates to 2 years riding 24/7!!
Pro's - no bulky battery, no acid to check or spill
Cons - no power when motor not running, headlight may dim at low revs

tips - run tail/brake lights etc with led's(less current draw), don't fit to bike with electronic ignition(problems at low revs unless you run a cap that ends up bigger than a battery anyway!!)
cheers, Dave

Diggerdigzit
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Post by Diggerdigzit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:40 pm

what kind of mag are you running. I am just putting my T140 back together and have a spare joe hunt in the garage. I run one on my 66 Tbird and it works a treat, but we have done that more for the OS effect. Been wondering about putting one on the bonnie.
what is this "elek a trick start" you speak of???

Chucky
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Post by Chucky » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:19 pm

I used to run a hunt with capacitor and it was ok till I lost headlights on the side of the road at night and had no battery use for diagnostics. I understand people like to run batteryless but for everyday proper riding it's more pain than its worth.

I've just ordered one of these:-
http://www.ebattonline.com/

I'll let you know how it works out.

Diggerdigzit
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Post by Diggerdigzit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:59 pm

cheers
what is this "elek a trick start" you speak of???

Big D
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Post by Big D » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:48 am

Chucky - did u end up getting that "E-Batt" lithium battery ?
if so , whats your verdict / opinion ?

Chucky
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Post by Chucky » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:06 am

yep, it's ok but to really trust it you need to balance the cells to each other when charging. For this you need a small specialist charger. I'm trying to find a good one to use that can be strapped to the pack.

The crux is that the cells can explode if not charged equally!!

Big D
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Post by Big D » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:45 pm

Chucky , i think this forum link has been posted elsewhere in this forum,
but i will post it again here for your benefit ( hopefully )
theres some awesome lithium battery cell info , including specialized chargers etc , hope it helps .
http://www.aeva.asn.au/forums/forum_topics.asp?FID=17
cheers mate,
D.

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