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Old 08-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Apologies for the thread-jack, but these cells look very interesting and I'm considering using them to replace my conventional group 51R battery in the TSX. Would these cells be ideal for an alternator kill switch setup?

If I assume a 5% increase in FE using an alternator kill switch, I would save approximately $5/month in fuel. This would be a long payback when considering the batteries, BMS, charger, etc. Still, it would be fun to reduce a little weight and play with the technology.

My conventional battery has an 85min reserve, which I haven't figured out how to convert to A/hr rating yet. I'd need to size my battery to run my car for up to 1.5 hrs at night. Thoughts?
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