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Fisherman

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Posted: 10/01/20 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone gone to these batteries? Just found it by accident. Silicone dioxide battery.

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Posted: 10/01/20 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still $1300 for 216 amps.


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Posted: 10/01/20 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting new technology! Explained HERE.

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Posted: 10/01/20 10:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are two different things.

The 'SiO2' or 'Lead Crystal' batteries the first poster talked about are another flavor of 'sealed' or VRLA lead acid battery. They are essentially the same as Gel Cell but with more jelly (the gel in a gel cell is SiO2 powder) and have about the same characteristics. These have been around for over a decade. There only real advantage is that they can be charged at lower temperatures than regular lead acid batteries, despite what the dodgy marketing says, but they come at a significant premium.

The second post are about lithium batteries with a silica enhanced anode - this is a very recent flavor of lithium battery which shows potential for a fairly substantial increase to the already substantial energy storage of lithium batteries.

The two are not related or comparable.

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Posted: 10/02/20 08:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They're still heavy.

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Wait for it.......wait for it....
............................................................................. I can hear his footsteps approaching.........


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The MOST significant advantage of lithium over lead acid...

Can they sustain partial charge without damage or degradation like lithium?

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