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Old 05-12-2014, 01:49 PM   #57
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It cranked in 15 degree weather like a week later. I'll be getting home from a two week trip in a few days and will get to test its ability to crank after sitting for a while. I'm confident it will crank.
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Nice one @Anthony!

I too am interested in either the lfx21 or lfx24....cheaper and also lighter than the 36. They have sufficient cca.

The lfx36 is a bit overkill and costs almost a hundred more and also 1-2lbs heavier. Idk why everyone is using it or including it in their kits. I know more cca might help in battery longevity and less strain...but still...it's +$100 and +1-2lbs more!

21, 24...heck, even the 27..are the better choices imo.
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Nice one @Anthony!

I too am interested in either the lfx21 or lfx24....cheaper and also lighter than the 36. They have sufficient cca.

The lfx36 is a bit overkill and costs almost a hundred more and also 1-2lbs heavier. Idk why everyone is using it or including it in their kits. I know more cca might help in battery longevity and less strain...but still...it's +$100 and +1-2lbs more!

21, 24...heck, even the 27..are the better choices imo.
We include the 36 in the kit because it has the largest capacity. Don't be fooled by Shorai's marketing, the 36 does not mean it's 36 amp hours. The 36 is 12 amp hours, so the 27 would be about 9 amp hours, and it goes down from there. We just wanted to make sure our customers would have the longest duration when the car is sitting because it's such a small battery.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:13 AM   #60
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It cranked in 15 degree weather like a week later. I'll be getting home from a two week trip in a few days and will get to test its ability to crank after sitting for a while. I'm confident it will crank.


How'd she do?
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My Braille took a dump after 6 months in phx trackside
Is shorai any better?
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My Braille took a dump after 6 months in phx trackside
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My Shorei is going good after 1 year, hard tracking and dd.
I was surprised at how well it performed in freezing temps !




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How'd she do?
Just fine. No problems to date. Have never charged it and have gone over 3 weeks without cranking it before. Zip ties are still holding strong.
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Anyone use one of this lithium iron phosphate batteries in -20 temps?
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10.8 F this morning @ 0720. Probably the coldest it will be this year here locally in Southern Maryland. Started up just fine. This is with the LFX36L3-BS12, which is the largest one Shorai has (about half a pound heavier than the one @Anthony runs). Cranked four times, starting on the fourth. This was also the coldest it's been started at by just about 50% (previous coldest start was 21 F back in November when we went to see Interstellar @ Smithsonian by IAD).

Weather station near my place for the temp data:

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My OEM battery is taking the same amount of time in this weather.
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What's the warranty of the bat? I find that car batteries usually die around 1/4- 1/2 year after their warranty expiration. And to an extreme accuracy and consistency. My parents car batteries have all dies at the 3 month mark past the expiration.
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What's the warranty of the bat? I find that car batteries usually die around 1/4- 1/2 year after their warranty expiration. And to an extreme accuracy and consistency. My parents car batteries have all dies at the 3 month mark past the expiration.
Three year warranty from Shorai on their batteries, except when used in applications not listed/approved by Shorai, such as automotive. In other words, no warranty if used in a car.
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