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Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:05 pm PostPost subject: Lightweight Batteries
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Last week at the Autosport show I bought a Powervamp PVR25 racing battery.

I knew the battery in the STi road car was getting to the end of it's life, but the one in my track car was almost new.
So I'll put the track car one in my road car, and fit a lightweight one there.

I'd been looking for a few weeks at them, and in general they're about 80 plus delivery (10) plus vat. So over 100.

However I got this one at the show for 80, all in.



Now during the week, I've had an email from Powervamp. If 4 people want the same battery. I can get them delivered here to me for 82.38.

These batteries weigh 7.0kg, the original Subaru one was 17.5 kg, it's 1/3rd the size and almost twice the cranking power.

So if anyones interested, let me know.

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well if its capable of holding its charge for up to 3 weeks while im offshore i would be up for one
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:33 pm PostPost subject:
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Think thats exactly the same one i've got, just rebranded as an Odyssey one.


From reading up/personal experience - they don't like alarms/immobilisers that have a constant (small) drain on them. They tend to loss charge very quickly. However - in saying that, as long as i disconnect it after every drive - it has no bother starting the car up. Even when i was having fuelling issues and having to crank over the engine for 30 seconds to get it started.


Maybe in conjunction with a solar power charger they would be fine with an alarm draining them??

Also - very good price at that Smile
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I would take 1, possibly 2 if you can get other people interested. Smile
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good price.... Do they sell a box for it?
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Yes they are the Odyssey 25's stickered up by Powervamp 25's.

During the Summer my track car will only be getting used every 2-3 weeks, so I'll either disconnect it between times or buy one of those trickle / solar chargers.

The email from Powervamp was;
The discounted battery costs 69.63 plus vat.

Delivery is a set 7.99 plus vat. (for up to 4 batteries in 1 box)

So 1 battery delivered would be 89.27
2 batteries 84.67
3 batteries 83.14
4 batteries 82.37

Hope you all follow that.
He hasn't said it has to be 4, but that is the most cost effective regarding the post, as it splits the delivery costs.

Rally design sell these

2 different sizes so I'll have to measure them up, but they cost about 30.


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how do those solar panels work? do they just wire into the battery? and hold the charge?
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RA Dunk wrote:
how do those solar panels work? do they just wire into the battery? and hold the charge?


Have a look here mate,
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-SPP01-Solar-Power-Panel/dp/B000ROB1NY/ref=pd_cp_ce_3?pf_rd_p=136153791&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000BTCKYY&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=15NF4B0VSY12TR1PFK0W

Daylight provides a trickle charge to keep the battery topped up when left for a while.
Can be connect to cigarette lighter or directly to the battery.
Probably better if the car is kept off the road, or the panel may be nicked.

For those North of the Forth, better looking at one that only requires Daylight, rather than Sunlight. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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I use an automatic trickle charger to charge my Powervamp battery... 4.99 from Lidl's iirc. Cool
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DavieR wrote:

Probably better if the car is kept off the road, or the panel may be nicked.



i see suction mounts on it, couldent it be mounted inside the windscreen?
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