Meh (I think this is the first time I ever used that expression), you know what I meant. A battery mostly sold for motorcycle use.
Also too small to work effectively as a primary battery for an ICE vehicle that would need to run a starter motor.
By the way, it probably meets this definition of a motorcycle battery:
(But so do most 'car batteries' if you could fit them in a motorcycle.)
Here's a photo of the battery in question:
Hmm... Looks like this:
- Kawasaki KLX400SR 03-04
- Suzuki DR-Z400, e, s 00-06
- Yamaha TTR250 99-03
- Yamaha TTR225 01-06
- Yamaha YZF450 04
Last edited by TEG; 01-12-2011 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Changed link to a different model.
TEG, I think that's the right brand but it looks twice as tall as the one in the car. Power Sonic http://www.power-sonic.com/ has dozens of models, but judging by the size it's probably no more than 6AH.
I'd guess it's perhaps a PT7B-4. Complete table of specs at http://www.power-sonic.com/images/po...ifications.pdf
Good stuff scott451 -- thanks! I'll have to correct MY sources now (don't quite remember who, but it was a Tesla employee)
BTW, I've noticed the 12V cig lighter powers on whenever the car "wakes up" e.g. to charge. I have a radar detector with bluetooth interface and I occasionally notice it's connected to my iPhone while it's parked outside I'd assume the entire 12V system is on at that time.
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Last edited by scott451; 01-12-2011 at 12:44 PM.
Thank you for sharing Scott. I have a Magellan GPS plugged in the cig lighter socket. When I turn off the car it asks if i want to use the internal battery so i assumed the 12V shuts off. One night I let the GPS use it's own battery and figured it would be dead in the morning but it was on. I thought that was impressive but since the car was plugged in I guess the 12V plug was live.
So what about the "use internal battery?" screen on the GPS when the car is shut off? Well sometimes i see it come on when driving down the road. The "use battery?" screen stay on for about 3 to 5 seconds. I thought at first it was a loose 12V connection where it plugs in but am confident in that connection now and that the car is somehow-for some reason shutting the power off to the 12V momentarily. It still could be a loose connection somewhere in the car (1.5 cars do not have the 12V battery) but I wonder if it's a circuitry thing. That same sort of shut off may happen when the car is turned off.
Anyone else notice a similar while-driving loss of 12V power?
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Kind of on topic: I needed to find a constant power source on the car for an add-on that was installed and the only fuse I could find that had continous power when the car was off was the 7.5 A alarm fuse. All others that I tried - turn off (eg. power adapter plug in, etc.).
After about 3 minutes with the car turned off the power adapter plug loses power - I sat in the car and watched it happen. If you open a door or anything you get about 3 min of power again until it loses power again.
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