A money saving alternative for Faro batteries

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Re: A money saving alternative for Faro batteries

Post by Scott » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:47 am

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D42TYFC/re ... B002X6VXL4
https://www.amazon.com/Cigarette-Lighte ... AAZ91GHANJ needed for FARO car charger

I purchased the DBPOWER jump charger and female Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Adaptor (links above) and will test it soon. Out of the box, I'm impressed with the overall build quality, clear instructions, and nice compact case. It also has a built-in flashlight/flasher -and it will jump a car battery in a pinch. I found it on sale for (US) $70 shipped, including the Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Adaptor. I'll probably make a harness that will hang it all from the GITZO tripod column hook.

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Re: A money saving alternative for Faro batteries

Post by Scott » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:37 pm

I wouldn't hold your breath for this innovative battery to be made available anytime soon, but wouldn't it be nice:
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Ag_8iCLIIw[/youtube]
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-16/tesla-killer

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Re: A money saving alternative for Faro batteries

Post by Scott » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:28 am

I found a battery builder on the West Coast willing to take a (dead) FARO Focus battery apart, examine it, and perhaps rebuild it. Mine are still working (not a fan of vivisection) -perhaps another good soul in the USA has a dead one willing to donate to the cause? Estimated rebuild cost: $250-$300. Shipping Li-ion batteries is tricky -something I still have to research. If this sounds of interest to anyone, let me know by PM, and we can figure this out. Afterwards, I would suggest shipping the battery to the rebuild shop, and deal with them directly.

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