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Re: Replacing the 12 volt battery

Posted: Thu May 18, 2023 9:21 am
by f1geek
Sure. I’ll wait for someone to purchase an LFP 12 V battery for me. 😁

Re: Replacing the 12 volt battery

Posted: Thu May 18, 2023 2:36 pm
by TheyVanish
uscpsycho wrote: ↑Mon Mar 06, 2023 12:25 pm The egolf doesn't have a standard size battery? I would think you can buy batteries with different capacities but that they all have to be the same physical size in order to fit in the battery space?

Are they always 59 Ah EFB? What about CCA? Does that have to match the former battery as well?
CCA (cold-cranking amps) is probably irrelevant since it's just closing a relay and not cranking an engine.

Re: Replacing the 12 volt battery

Posted: Thu May 18, 2023 2:46 pm
by TheyVanish
f1geek wrote: ↑Thu May 18, 2023 9:21 am Sure. I’ll wait for someone to purchase an LFP 12 V battery for me. 😁
I wouldn't put a LiFePo battery in the place of any lead-acid battery. LFP batteries are full at 12.8vdc while lead-acid is full at 12.6vdc. As sensitive as VW electronics seem to be, I wouldn't risk it. Also, the LFP batteries I have require a special AC charger, or setting the solar charge controller with alternate parameters.

What I would be interested to see is whether a much-lighter scooter battery does the trick.