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Old 05-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shelf life of battery types (aka:how long can I collect junk for EV project?)

Anyone? How long can I expect that different types of battery will retain a useful life if stored while gathering materials?

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get batteries last!

Collect a motor, charger, etc. first.

Batteries are best when they are fresh.

If you do get batteries earlier, keep them charged, but not anywhere too warm - heat shortens their life.
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With lead acid, they can be purchased without acid pre installed... Can they be stored this way indefinitely?

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