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Old 10-12-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Failed lithium battery

Unfortunately after 18 months and 27,000 km's of faithful service my SSB Powersport lithium battery has decided to drop a cell and only hold 10.2V... buggar !
I weighed all the pro's and con's and felt confident it would do the job. Even got a trickle charger built for lithium's.
What I think killed it in the end was the bike alarm which needs a constant current and which is what these type of batteries don't like.
SSB 360CCA LFP20CH-BS Ultralite was the model. Cranked like a demon up to the end.
And to stick the knife in a little further... they are aussie made...damn !

This is not a mud sling at the company as each biker has a different setup...mine just wasn't ideal for it.
I have a four post motobatt agm sitting in its place waiting to be hooked up :)
Cheers, Pete.


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Old 10-12-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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I use a regular good old Yuasa battery.
Last 5 years and then I replace it just because.
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Just read on their site, 24 month full warranty, no pro rated so you should be able to get another.........Mike
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I'm on my 6th year with my Deltran Lithium battery.
The fact that yours failed so soon say it may have been a defect.
They should replace it.

Summit racing has the Deltran 480 cca for 209.00
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Just read on their site, 24 month full warranty, no pro rated so you should be able to get another.........Mike
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I'm on my 6th year with my Deltran Lithium battery.
The fact that yours failed so soon say it may have been a defect.
They should replace it.

Summit racing has the Deltran 480 cca for 209.00
Well fella's I guess the jokes on me... threw the battery out because I assumed a standard 12 month warranty...buggar !

Jllm with your Deltran do you have any parasitic draw, like an alarm or something else that needs power while the bikes sitting ?
The $$$ is attractive, especially for the 480 cca.
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Well fella's I guess the jokes on me... threw the battery out because I assumed a standard 12 month warranty...buggar !

Jllm with your Deltran do you have any parasitic draw, like an alarm or something else that needs power while the bikes sitting ?
The $$$ is attractive, especially for the 480 cca.
Yes, I have a marine radio that has a maintainer circuit.
Iíve let it set for 3 weeks and it starts right up.
I do have a Deltran maintainer but Iíve never used.
When I turn my key on my volt meter says 13.1.
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Yes, I have a marine radio that has a maintainer circuit.
Iíve let it set for 3 weeks and it starts right up.
I do have a Deltran maintainer but Iíve never used.
When I turn my key on my volt meter says 13.1.
Checked it, liked it, it's on the "get' list....eventually
Have another big trip end of 2018 so any weight saving is a must.
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