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This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Tim Koyen 3 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #52623

    Walt Gifford
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    About how many up and downs do you get and what kind of battery do you use?

    Just wondering if anyone measures battery capacity after a race because car and garden tractor batteries aren’t made to be discharged to a great extent.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

  • #52632

    Brian Spek
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    lawn mower battery, keep it on the battery tender, usually 14-18 months.  use it for 2 karts on race day, figure min 10 lifts and 10 drops for the day, plus load and unload on trailer, no problem with battery.

  • #52640

    Tim Koyen
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    Sometimes I forget to charge mine for a few weekends, so I know I can get at least that many days out of it.  I usually go with higher amperage batteries, but my stands do work fine with the cheaper ones.  I can’t really vouch for how many years a battery lasts, as I haven’t really kept track of it, but I know multiple years.

    Interestingly, we have a battery that we use to test all the stands when we build them.  The stands aren’t loaded, so the draw is much less, but that battery could easily cycle 50 or more stands up and down a few times in between charges.

    It is true though that batteries that aren’t of the deep cycle type aren’t designed to be fully discharged, but there shouldn’t be any reason why you wouldn’t get a couple years out of a regular lawn mower battery, if you charge it once in awhile.

    I know of a couple guys that have battery tenders mounted right on the stand and just plug the stand in after every weekend.  That works nicely.

     

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