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With all of the different lightweight batteries that are now available, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss, and show, how these batteries are made.

We have always found curious the secrecy and mis-information from companies selling these batteries. Since 2009, we have posted as much information as possible on our website Lightweight Motorcycle Batteries | Full Spectrum Power. We would like to now repost some of that information here.

If you have questions about our products, or lightweight batteries in general, feel free to post here or you can contact us directly via email or phone.

This is an image of our flagship model, the Pulse P2. We went to great lengths to make sure that this is the best battery available at any cost.

Note that we are the only battery company in the motorcycle industry that is authorized to use, and is a reseller for, A123 Systems cells.
 

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A bit more data.

To continue on the theme of not all lightweight batteries are created equal, here is one of the reasons that we chose to use A123 Systems cells exclusively.

One of the main advantages of buying a battery with A123 cells is that the lifespan is significantly longer than with any other battery type. We have batteries in our machines which were built in 2007, and are still within as new spec.

This morning, A123 released the results of a long term test study, where they cycled the same cell which we use in our batteries...20,000 times. The cycling consisted of a full charge and discharge cycle to 100% DoD (depth of discharge). This is far more abusive than anything that ever happens in a motorcycle.

In a motorcycle, this would be the equivalent of leaving your key on and draining your battery, every night...for 55 years. Not going to happen.

The results? After 20,000 cycles, the battery still had 65% capacity.

What does this mean for batteries built using these cells? It means that you should expect that your Full Spectrum Power battery would probably last in the neighborhood of 5 years. Take really good care of it, and it will likely outlast your bike.

Here is a link to the test: Cycle Life Testing: The Lithium Ion Battery Ultramarathon
 
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