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Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Mike Moser, Aug 9, 2023.

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  1. Mike Moser

    Mike Moser New Member

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    Good evening guys. I have a good friend looking at a L650.Can someone give some Intel on the NiCad batteries they use. I’ve got an aviation background where I operated NiCads for several years/hrs. My first question is why ?, they thought this boat needed the constant voltage. Who maintains them, deepcycle, etc. And how do you isolate the battery or batteries if there is a thermal runaway ?

    Thanks
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    By jumping in the water and swim as far as possible away from the boat before it explodes! :D
  3. Capt Ralph

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    NiCad products are pretty stable. On a proper charger, thermal run-away issues are very rare.
    Are you asking about Lithium batteries??
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    Would this SeaRay explode or flash burn up?? Could you move fast enough before you were involved in the Big Poof??
  6. Mike Moser

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    I’m referring to the NiCads used specifically on the L650. I can’t see where there is much known about them. NiCads generally last a long time. However, they have to be deep-cycled periodically to erase the memory they obtain. Who in the marine industry does this ?
    Just trying to learn the how and why SeaRay installed NiCads. Looks to me like the lithium batteries will be the next go to power source.
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    Very interesting. I was on one and never knew it.
    Still not impressed with the boat.

    I'm sure others may do this in limited installs but I could not say who or why.
    I don't recall a larger Poof Factor of these SRs over other comparable kindling..
    They were made just for a few years. So not much to compare with.
    They do look like a Mut, but priced higher.

    My small NiCads work great until,,,
    They fail quickly and with out warning.
    I do wonder how often they need replacement on this boat?
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  8. StillLearning

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    What are the NiCads used for on the L650?

    There are a lot of other questions to ask about an L650 before I get to the batteries.
  9. Mike Moser

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    I think there are members on this forum that own L650’s that are better qualified to answer your question than me. It appears that some boats may have already been converted to Odyssey AGM’s

    At any rate, thanks for the feedback.