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Old 08-31-2019, 06:38 PM
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Turbojoe
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I've got some electric tools with bad ni-cd/ni-mh packs that I've considered using some of my old Li-Po packs on but just don't trust them in case I damage or over amp them during use. I'm sure they'd be just fine though. I'd have to encase them in something "protective" though. I'm far too lazy to go through all that. LOL. I do have a 4S2P a123 Li-Ion pack that I built from DeWalt cells in my motorcycle since early 2011. If I think about it I pull the pack out of the bike once every year or so and check cell balance but it's always perfect. It's WAY under stressed in the bike so who knows how long this pack is going to last me. Traditional sealed lead/acid batteries last no more than 3 years in my car thanks to the blazing heat here in the Phoenix area. I have some extra a123 cells but not enough to build a pack for the car unfortunately......

Joe
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