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Offline Steve

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Odyssey battery rack
« on: Friday,August 24, 2012, 03:43:16 PM »
In my quest to develop complicated, labor intensive solutions for simple problems, here's my battery rack:








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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #1 on: Friday,August 24, 2012, 10:29:36 PM »
Gee Steve, that is one very neat piece of work.

I won't bother posting a picture of the bent bit of wire that's holding mine down..... :)

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #2 on: Saturday,August 25, 2012, 07:37:20 AM »
Very cool battery rack  :beerchug:
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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #3 on: Saturday,August 25, 2012, 08:45:27 AM »
Very good solution, but how is the battery rack fixed in the car? And on which place in the car did you plan to mount it?

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #4 on: Sunday,August 26, 2012, 08:45:32 AM »
Nice work Steve.  That stinkin' battery ain't going no where...........
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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #5 on: Sunday,August 26, 2012, 09:45:33 AM »
You sir, are my hero.

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #6 on: Monday,August 27, 2012, 09:40:01 AM »
It is a work of art and certainly a hell of a lot nicer than my bent pieces of aluminum with a couple of holes drilled in it! 

I am curious as to why the big battery as opposed to the Odyssey PC680?  Is it needed? helpful? Do you have a stereo that rattles my windows when stopped at signals?  Just wondering.....
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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #7 on: Monday,August 27, 2012, 03:20:52 PM »
"I am curious as to why the big battery as opposed to the Odyssey PC680?"

Somebody GAVE me two of them!! Friend of mine at the airport flew a Turboprop Lancair for awhile. It has a 24V electrical system, and uses two of these in series. They are replaced yearly as a part of routine maintenance. Being a "Hobby" airplane, they only had 20 or so starts on them. I've had them on "Battery Tenders" for awhile now. The one in the picture was capacity checked when I was making the measurements for the rack, &  Passed with flying colors.

Here's my charger/loadbank:



I charged it up, and pulled 20A out of it for two hours, and still had 12.2 VDC. I hope it survives until the car runs on it's on!!

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday,August 28, 2012, 06:50:19 AM »
A poster asked about where the battery will be mounted; Behind the passenger seat, which has been floored up with carbon fiber honeycomb panels. The beaverboard (which was deteriorated) canted bulkhead was removed, and a new one was constructed of the same carbon fiber material. Please excuse the untidiness of the area.


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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #9 on: Monday,October 01, 2012, 09:51:29 AM »
If the battery is going to be closed up in the section behind the seat I would suggest a battery cut off switch, just in case you need to disconnect in an emergency.
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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #10 on: Monday,September 23, 2013, 03:22:52 PM »
Where did you get the carbon honey comb.  I'm replacing the firewall as well and waslooking into composite material currently used as a firewall in boats.

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #11 on: Monday,September 23, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »
Where did you get the carbon honey comb.  I'm replacing the firewall as well and waslooking into composite material currently used as a firewall in boats.
I don't know where Steve got his, but I did find some here.
http://www.dragonplate.com/ecart/categories.asp?cID=82

Not cheap though  :confused:
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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #12 on: Friday,January 22, 2016, 10:28:56 PM »
A little rubber or foam padding will help to dampen out vibrations -- which can shorten battery life quite dramatically.

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday,March 15, 2016, 10:55:06 PM »
A poster asked about where the battery will be mounted; Behind the passenger seat, which has been floored up with carbon fiber honeycomb panels. The beaverboard (which was deteriorated) canted bulkhead was removed, and a new one was constructed of the same carbon fiber material. Please excuse the untidiness of the area.



Carbon fiber is conductive (don't ask me how I know), make sure it can't short the terminals.

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Re: Odyssey battery rack
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday,March 16, 2016, 03:30:26 AM »
Carbon conducts electricity, carbon brushes in electrical motors etc.

Therefore, according to Spock, it is logical that carbon fibre conducts electricity.