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Posted by Rob on September 10, 2008, 9:41 pm
 
On Sep 8, 11:07pm, maur...@tpg.com.au (Mauried) wrote:

I had never heard of theis battery before. Requirine a 270C temp
reduces functionality quite a bit , I would imagine.

Posted by Eeyore on September 10, 2008, 10:20 pm
 


Rob wrote:


They've been round a while. Never caught on much for the reasons you suggest.

Graham



Posted by Mauried on September 9, 2008, 4:18 am
 wrote:


This article may be of some help.
http://209.85.141.104/search?q=cache:1Z0nN5SSQFsJ:www.meridian-int-res.com/Projects/Zebra_SAE_1999.doc+vehicles+with+zebra+batteries&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=au&client=firefox-a

Note that the cars in this project are using 25 KWH Zebra batteries,
and getting 150 KMs range.

I have had no success getting any prices for Zebra batteries.

I would abandon the idea of using batteries of any type and instead
look at something like

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0406/04062401toshibafuel.asp
Methanol Fuel Cells.

Batteries, no matter what sort , are simply too heavy.




Posted by Rob on September 10, 2008, 9:43 pm
 On Sep 8, 11:18pm, maur...@tpg.com.au (Mauried) wrote:

The problem with fuel cells is that you have to have a battery to
provide the power for sudden demands for additional current. Fuel
cells produce at a constant rate. SO even with a cell you still would
need a battery.

Posted by Eeyore on September 10, 2008, 10:21 pm
 

Rob wrote:


Another nail in the hydrogen coffin.

Graham



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