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Li-Ion upgrade for Vagabond-II ???

 
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Dec 30, 2010 11:44 |  #1

New topic to avoid hijacking another thread...

KurtGoss wrote in post #11448538 (external link)
Now here is info for a Lithium battery that has the same specs as the Vagabond II, but is HALF the weight, but almost the exact same dimensions.

And the Vagabond II is rated for 500 cycles... the Impact battery for 3000 cycles (that is the amount of times you can recharge it)

Impact Battery = $268

Voltage 10V - 17V
20 Hour Rate 20Ah
Dimensions 7.0 x 2.9 x 6.6
Terminal 8mm x 1.25
Weight 7.25 lb
*up to 3,000 cycles

http://www.impactbatte​ry.com/brands/...g-battery.html (external link)

I have a Vagabond-II and it works fine for what I do, but I would LOVE to drop the weight...and so would my assistants (i.e. my kids :-) )

Could the battery above be a direct, drop-in upgrade to the OEM sealed lead-acid battery in Vagabond-II's ?

Would there be issues w/ the V-II's recharging system on a Li-Ion battery?

Thx...


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Dec 30, 2010 12:32 |  #2

I would think this would be better asked of Alien Bees than an Internet forum. They probably know the specs of their equipment and what it can and cannot do.



  
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Dec 30, 2010 12:38 |  #3

I am 99% sure the charging system has to be completely different but other than that call up AB


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Dec 30, 2010 17:22 |  #4

dedsen wrote in post #11541903 (external link)
I would think this would be better asked of Alien Bees than an Internet forum. They probably know the specs of their equipment and what it can and cannot do.

Yep, probably a good call.

sigma pi wrote in post #11541930 (external link)
I am 99% sure the charging system has to be completely different but other than that call up AB

99% is good enough for me NOT to waste $200+ testing it out. :-)


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Dec 30, 2010 17:26 |  #5

OK 99.9% sure :lol:


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Jan 01, 2011 11:15 |  #6

Charging system is totally different for li-on. If you ever looked into DIY, you would know...


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Jan 01, 2011 11:22 |  #7

kenyee wrote in post #11552445 (external link)
Charging system is totally different for li-on. If you ever looked into DIY, you would know...

I did look into it and didn't realize the differences - thus the question - but thanks for the kind response...


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Jan 01, 2011 14:43 |  #8

klynam wrote in post #11552492 (external link)
I did look into it and didn't realize the differences - thus the question - but thanks for the kind response...

The battery places you could buy stuff from always have different chargers for nimh vs. lead acid vs. li-on...


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Jan 02, 2011 09:52 |  #9

Just saw the link and asked the question. But you're right in that I should take it upon myself to be better informed.


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