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Old 12-03-2015, 10:21 PM   #54 (permalink)
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The first battery lasted only 65K, that one was of course replaced under warranty. The second battery started failing at 165K, same terrain, however I was no longer doing a daily commute down and up and down and up mountains (4K+ feet of gain round trip). And somehow we still got another 20K out of it after the IMA light turned on. Plus it's a manual transmission. bad combo with the mountains.

Anyway, we (royal we) are going to build a grid charger, components have been ordered. looking forward to it, and to reconditioning the old battery with it, too. Wish we had read up here before ordering the new battery, we assumed that sticks had to be reconditioned separately in order to recondition the old one! Ah well. And two batteries isn't a bad problem to have.
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