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Ken Will
27 December 2012, 1631
I am still using 35Ah Lead batteries and they get slammed when I open the throttle.
Will adding a capacitor pack extend the life of a Lead-Acid pack?

podolefsky
27 December 2012, 1707
Could a cap pack extend the life and improve performance? Probably.

Would it be significant and worth the effort and expense? Not really.

To get any sort of noticeable performance boost, you'd be investing enough that you might as well just upgrade to a lithium pack. Sorry, capacitors just aren't a magic bullet.

moon
28 December 2012, 0813
Sorry, capacitors just aren't a magic bullet.

...but what if they are ultra-extreme-super capacitors! :rolleyes:

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Athlon
29 December 2012, 0711
ultra-extreme-super capacitors ... they are ultra-extreme-super expensive , I did some experiment with hybrid pack and up to now the best is to parellel 2 LifePO4 cell every 3 Lead cell , the lead cell will act as BMS shunting of the extra charge , just try to do the best to match the 2 Lithium cell so they will stay balanced as log as possible ( or if you have money add a simple bms like the minibms ).

I was using 4 16Ah headway to help a 60Ah 12V Greensaver lead battery , my total setup was 48V ( 4x 12V greensaver 60Ah and 16 x 16Ah headway) was a great setup , but once you taste the Lithium :) ;)

Ken Will
29 December 2012, 0834
but once you taste the Lithium :) ;)
That is what I am afraid of!