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[aprssig] battery enclosure.

Boyd D Garrett Sr N5CTI at TexasNative.com
Sun Apr 24 17:40:04 UTC 2005


I think the key here is "airtight," Rich. If you keep a standard wet 
cell deep cycle battery inside the passenger compartment, and it's 
hooked up to charge from your alternator, that nasty gas build-up could 
potentially cause a few problems. Especially if someone smokes in the 
vehicle.

But it seems to me that the box's shortcomings still argue against it. 
It accommodates a Group 24 battery, so if you have a 27 or 30 or 
whatever, it won't fit. Further, the box comes with vent tubes to get 
the gases out. If you use one of these, you'd have to find a way to run 
the tubes outside the passenger compartment, or it does you no good.

All in all, I think I'd prefer to just use a sealed battery, such as an 
AGM, if I needed to keep it inside.

73,

Boyd / N5CTI

P.S. Sorry for continuing the digression from APRS, but sometimes I just 
can't shut myself up!


Rich Garcia wrote:

>$90 sounds a bit steep. May want to check out WestMarine and similar dealers
>also since they are used
>on personal watercraft also and if I remember correctly much MUCH less
>expensive.
>
>Rich
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>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Wes Johnston
>Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 10:34 AM
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: [aprssig] battery enclosure.
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>Anyone with a van wanting to keep a battery inside might want to use an
>air tight box made by moroso for racing.  It has 6 bolts around the
>perimeter to hold down a gasketed lid and has provisions for a vent
>tube.  Runs about $90 at many "race car" dealers.... just google
>"mor-74050" .
>
>Wes
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