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Hi guys. I'm soon collecting a Bedford Rascal van which has an old conversion I believe was done in Wales. It had 10x (dead) Optima yellow AGM batteries in it and so 120v approx nominal, assume DC motor. I don't know a great deal more as I don't have it in my possession yet. Anyone on here know any of the history of these? The guy who we got it from apparently said he exported a load of them not long ago to Africa so I don't think there are many left on the road in the UK from the original production run.
 

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Hi guys. I'm soon collecting a Bedford Rascal van which has an old conversion I believe was done in Wales. It had 10x (dead) Optima yellow AGM batteries in it and so 120v approx nominal, assume DC motor. I don't know a great deal more as I don't have it in my possession yet. Anyone on here know any of the history of these? The guy who we got it from apparently said he exported a load of them not long ago to Africa so I don't think there are many left on the road in the UK from the original production run.
Did you get any info on this?

Can you post some pics? Thanks
 

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I decided not to continue with this one as too many projects on the go. My friend still has it and I'm sorting him out with some 36v Valence batteries as a 3s (not sure yet how many in parallel) setup should give a similar voltage to what it was running with the 10x lead acids.
 
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