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Re: (ET) Battery Question

What brand of batteries are you using, what AH rating  and is anyone else
having shorted cell problems?

I have never had a shorted cell in a 6V, people in our EV club hereabouts
don't have that problem, and the cold hasn't affected any to make em
short I've heard of.

Weymouth MA

On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:53:55 -0500 Ralph & Elaine Vogan
<ralphgv talkamerica net> writes:
> Why would a fully charged pack check good one 1 day, then have a 
> shorted 
> cell in one battery the next?
> I just replaced a battery with a shorted cell on a Monday.  The pack 
> is 
> charged by a Landis controller.
> The next day I ran a load test on each battery and they were about 
> 6.53 
> volts at a 50 amp load.+ or - .03 volts.
> The 3rd. day they checked out the same.  On the morning of the 4th. 
> day 
> another battery had a shorted cell?
> The tractor was run for about 15 minutes on the first day only.  
> This is 
> nine batteries in about 3 1/2 years.
> Eight of them a shorted cell.  Its costing me more for batteries 
> then 
> the cost of running my gas tractor at my
> rental property. 
> Ralph Vogan
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