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I have a string of sixteen US125's (flooded) that were placed in service
August 1, 2007. They currently have about 50 cycles on them and about 500
miles.

One battery developed a leak at a terminal and is being replaced under
warrantee.

My question is: Is there anything special I need to do when I install the
new battery into the back ... Or should I just charge it up and GO?

Roger Daisley
Pullman, WA
http://www.96-volt.com

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Ugh-- this has been kicked on the list before...
Memory banks...

On the one hand, with that few cycles on it, I think
you're going to have a few EVers who will say "don't
worry", if those batteries have been well-equalized,
watered, kept charged, etc.

Other EVers will say that the slight additional
resistance of the older batteries will bring up the
charge in the newer battery faster, and it will sit
full, overcharging, while the others are brought up to
snuff. That will rapidly bring the new one down to
the slightly older ones.

In a perfect world, you bring the old ones up to the
level of the newer one, then add the newer into the
chain for the first <x> cycles. Is it worth the
hassle? A good question.

Alright-- Roland? Lee? How'd I do on that one?

--- Roger Daisley <[email protected]> wrote:

> I have a string of sixteen US125's (flooded) that
> were placed in service
> August 1, 2007. They currently have about 50 cycles
> on them and about 500
> miles.
>
> One battery developed a leak at a terminal and is
> being replaced under
> warrantee.
>
> My question is: Is there anything special I need to
> do when I install the
> new battery into the back ... Or should I just
> charge it up and GO?
>
> Roger Daisley
> Pullman, WA
> http://www.96-volt.com
>
> _______________________________________________
> For subscription options, see
> http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
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Roger Daisley wrote:
> I have a string of sixteen US125's (flooded) that were placed in service
> August 1, 2007. They currently have about 50 cycles on them and about 500
> miles.
>
> One battery developed a leak at a terminal and is being replaced under
> warrantee.
>
> My question is: Is there anything special I need to do when I install the
> new battery into the back ... Or should I just charge it up and GO?

If they're that new, then the new battery won't be enough different to
matter. The normal variation between batteries is likely to be as large
as the difference between this new one and the rest. Since they are
floodeds, they will tend to self-balance just through the normal
equalizing process.

Just be careful during break-in, when the new battery's capacity will be
noticeably less than the rest.

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Forget the perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
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