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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    It looks like you have butchered that gate motor.
    Why not a normal 7ah blue nova battery?

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by midnightcaller View Post
    It looks like you have butchered that gate motor.
    Why not a normal 7ah blue nova battery?

    Yeah I had to cut some plastic to make space for the battery . The 7ah couldn't last the 2.5 hrs of loadshedding despite the battery being less than a 1.5 year old, hence the upgrade.

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by VVTi View Post
    Yeah I had to cut some plastic to make space for the battery . The 7ah couldn't last the 2.5 hrs of loadshedding despite the battery being less than a 1.5 year old, hence the upgrade.
    Just to confirm …
    Are you saying that you had the blue nova 7ah in the gate motor…and it didn’t last 1.5 years?

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by midnightcaller View Post
    Just to confirm …
    Are you saying that you had the blue nova 7ah in the gate motor…and it didn’t last 1.5 years?
    No I had Rittar sealed lead acid battery.

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by VVTi View Post
    No I had Rittar sealed lead acid battery.
    That is a standard life span for a 12V7Ah lead acid.
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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    That is a standard life span for a 12V7Ah lead acid.
    Agree. I good time for a battery that operates at a 1C load.

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Gemini gate motors can fit the 11ah Blue Nova in the battery area.

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    That is a standard life span for a 12V7Ah lead acid.
    You guys have bad luck with normal 7Ah Lead acid batteries. In about 20years plus my centurion swing arm gate controller has had about 4 batteries and have extra ancillaries connected to it. Have 2 of them in GSX Suzuki and they give years of service. Replaced them last year and cant remember when I replaced them before that. Same goes for fence exciter. All the charger are set to about 14v or above. As said previously I had complex gate where a bigger battery was installed but the charge voltage was never checked. 18Ah was toast due to lack of current charging it

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiceman View Post
    That is a standard life span for a 12V7Ah lead acid.
    The 11Ah is the third battery in 3 years (previously two 7ah). Apparently the person who originally did the installation didn't do a proper job because the rack was testing on the pinion and putting a strain on the battery. Also the wheels didn't have proper traction before we had pavement due to dirt on around rail. Hopefully the lithium 11ah will last longer.

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    Default Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    Quote Originally Posted by VVTi View Post
    The 11Ah is the third battery in 3 years (previously two 7ah). Apparently the person who originally did the installation didn't do a proper job because the rack was testing on the pinion and putting a strain on the battery. Also the wheels didn't have proper traction before we had pavement due to dirt on around rail. Hopefully the lithium 11ah will last longer.
    If there are mechanical defects then no battery can be expected to last. Dirt around the rail is not the installers responsibility.

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