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12:29 AM
Seems like NZ Post or China Post is much more worried than USPS about mythical CO2 cartridge expolosions.
 
1:25 AM
Oh man china post won't carry batteries
not even cr2032 watch cells
there are 14 countries to which they will send batteries, but NZ isn't one of them.
stupid airlines
AND DX is overapplying the rules... the airline restrictions are all about lithium of various flavours, not other chemistries.
 
1:52 AM
Man, that sucks. No wonder you've been using SLA instead of lithium for your ebikes.
 
2:10 AM
no I could get them cheap. $19/each for a 7 AH 12 V battery was astonishingly good, so $75 for 36Volts. The equivalent Lithium one would have been $600+ and I would have still needed a charger and a new BMS.
SLA is pretty idiotproof when it comes to charging.
I made a three-way harness to charge all three batteries at 12V with a car charger. Did that about 4 times a year. Normal charges were at 36V with no wiring changes needed.
 
2:52 AM
@RoboKaren - I think they were shipped through UPS not USPS.
 
3:16 AM
@Criggie Yeah, but Peukert sucks. Hate the man, hate the law. Means you only get about half of the capacity you pay for. :-(
 

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