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Old 04-30-2004, 02:01 AM   #1
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Talking Braille lightweight battery installed

Very cool ... weighs 11.5lbs ... vs 31lbs stock battery



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Old 04-30-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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You should put a heat shield to block radiant heat on it so it lasts longer.
The heat will kill it....that's why I put my PC680 under the passengers seat....it's cooler than the engine compartment
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:22 AM   #3
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where from? how much?
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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Found this in the vendor's forum: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=549782

Uncle Scotty: What type of heat shielding would you recommend? Maybe a battery box?

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Old 04-30-2004, 10:46 AM   #5
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where from? how much?
http://www.imprezawrxsti.com/postnuk...018&highlight=

This guy goes for $125 shipped
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:20 AM   #6
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You could fab a heat shield out of just about anything that would be usable to 250F. I would go to a bone yard and find a suitable piece of material....metal or plastic......and work it to suite the need. It would only need to block the 2 short sides and the side closest to the engine, as installed in STi_Thunder's pics making sure that there is an air gap and the shield extends over the top of the battery by a bit.


The Hawker Odyssey PC680 can be had off a reputable ebay vendor for $65.50 shipped with posts.
The PC680MJ(metal jacket), which is what I have, is a bit more at ~$85shipped with posts. The MJ has a higher operating temperature range.

Hawker is a very large and reputable battery manufacturer, and after MUCH research into my battery relocation project, I'm sure that I made the right choice in battery for my needs.

Mine has seen daily use since SEP03 without any problems.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:29 AM   #7
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Fortunately, the stock battery holder posts extend quite a bit from the nylon spacers and the nuts, maybe something can be done from there.

Or maybe reutilizing the stock plastic battery holder, it'll probably fit.
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:28 PM   #8
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You could fab a heat shield out of just about anything that would be usable to 250F. I would go to a bone yard and find a suitable piece of material....metal or plastic......and work it to suite the need. It would only need to block the 2 short sides and the side closest to the engine, as installed in STi_Thunder's pics making sure that there is an air gap and the shield extends over the top of the battery by a bit.


The Hawker Odyssey PC680 can be had off a reputable ebay vendor for $65.50 shipped with posts.
The PC680MJ(metal jacket), which is what I have, is a bit more at ~$85shipped with posts. The MJ has a higher operating temperature range.

Hawker is a very large and reputable battery manufacturer, and after MUCH research into my battery relocation project, I'm sure that I made the right choice in battery for my needs.

Mine has seen daily use since SEP03 without any problems.

Could you please explain what process/wires/tools were needed to relocated the battery to the under-passenger seat? Got pics plz? TIA!
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:59 PM   #9
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Found this in the vendor's forum: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=549782

Uncle Scotty: What type of heat shielding would you recommend? Maybe a battery box?

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Just go and put the stock one back on.
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:15 PM   #10
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I'm running the stock one right now. It's getting pretty cramped in that corner now though with my FMIC piping and oil catch can.

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Old 05-01-2004, 12:40 AM   #11
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Heat is the enmey of these little batteries- one of the reason I also opted for the metal jacket 680. I fabbed a aluminum heat shield backed w/ thermo tec adhesive material- also added some to the metal jacket of the battery

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did you have to modify anything to fit this battery? cable length or etc?
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Old 09-14-2004, 11:40 PM   #13
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did you have to order the terminals? I ordered Hawker 11.5lbs battery for around $90 shipped....
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Old 09-15-2004, 10:13 AM   #14
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did you have to modify anything to fit this battery? cable length or etc?
With mine laying flat (felt this was the most secure way for the little battery to ride) I just "lengthened" the cables by undoing a clip or two where they were bundled w/ other wires. IIRC I also sligthly rerouted one of the cables.

The top mounting I don't think you'd have to do anything.

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did you have to order the terminals? I ordered Hawker 11.5lbs battery for around $90 shipped....
Yea I'm probably getting the PC680MJ and was wondering... you have to buy terminals right?

I just don't have the $$$ to spend on a Braille, although it does look DAMN nice!

EDIT: Nevermind found an auction WITH terminals from the same vendor.
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:38 AM   #16
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Yea I'm probably getting the PC680MJ and was wondering... you have to buy terminals right?

I just don't have the $$$ to spend on a Braille, although it does look DAMN nice!

EDIT: Nevermind found an auction WITH terminals from the same vendor.
Heh... I just checked... one of the venders has one up now... but it's a 5 day auction w/ no buy it now... bleh...
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Old 09-21-2004, 05:01 PM   #17
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Old 10-05-2004, 02:22 AM   #18
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My braille is in... now to mount it - upright or on its side?
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Old 10-05-2004, 10:38 AM   #19
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Aren't you concerned about it's performance in the winter here in NJ? I'm debating between a battery like the Braille or a Optima 51R yellow top.

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