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MechaJagEric
01-25-2003, 09:49 AM
We've ben looking for batteries with no luck. We have found however a battery the same size, volts, and amp hours. Is it legal to use these batteries? If not, where can we find batteries? PLEASE HELP!:ahh:

Walter_Jr
01-25-2003, 09:51 AM
How many batteries are you looking for.....

Walter_Jr
01-25-2003, 09:55 AM
you could use last years batteries....... 4 batteries i would think would be enough of course if you are a new team you only have 2 but then i am no help because i don't know were you can buy them.....

Madison
01-25-2003, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Walter_Jr
you could use last years batteries....... 4 batteries i would think would be enough of course if you are a new team you only have 2 but then i am no help because i don't know were you can buy them.....

Just as a head's up, please remember that you can edit your posts.

We haven't found a supplier for batteries yet, either.

MechaJagEric
01-25-2003, 11:58 AM
We need about two batteries. We are a rookie team so we don't have any batteries from last year.

gvanman
02-14-2003, 05:28 PM
If you need batteries, (Exide Powerfit ES-18-12) then please contact me and I will put you in touch with a local supplier.
Cheers,
Dave Harris <gvanman@ameritech.net>

Gary Dillard
02-19-2003, 11:25 PM
The batteries supplied by first are EX, not ES. per this ruling on FIRST forum:

http://jive.ilearning.com/thread.jsp?forum=3&thread=1968&tstart=15&trange=15

you must use the EX batteries for competition.

Gadget470
02-20-2003, 12:15 AM
I wonder if 469 will be able to tell us where we can get some EX's.

Gary Dillard
02-21-2003, 12:38 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm.... I just noticed that the battery specs put out by FIRST (Exide.pdf) are for the ES, even though the parts list (and the battery itself) says EX. The ruling appears pretty clear, but I wonder.............

Gadget470
02-21-2003, 12:48 PM
http://jive.ilearning.com/thread.jsp?forum=3&thread=1968&message=4794&q=62617474657279206578#4794

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Question: Where can we purchase additional Exide batteries for our robot? Can we use batteries from previous years?

Respomse:
The Model 18H Deep Cycle Excide battery was specifically supplied by Exide to FIRST. You may not be able to find an exact off-the-shelf duplicate. You may use a similar 12V battery in the pits and during the Thursday test runs. You may use batteries from previous years for this purpose also. You must use the FIRST supplied Kit battery in the competitions. FIRST will replace defective batteries at the competitions. FIRST will not provide charged batteries to teams that have not maintained their own charged batteries.