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here are a few pics of the voltphreaks battery bracket.i dont have the mock up battery here to show installed pics.but the measurements are correct.it looks like the other nci brackets.just re sized for this battery.

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To the people who placed orders already: please let me know if you have the older 450 so that we can include the spacers.

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Another great job, Kevin!

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thanks thomas.brackets will be shipping in two days.
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here is a pic installed with the mock up battery.the three orders shipped today,the anodizer was a day late.

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Question Regarding RLS Voltphreaks Battery Bracket

I am interestd in buying one of your Voltphreaks brackets, can you tell me if you think the RLS bracket will work with style of Voltphreaks VPH750 shown in the picture below? Im concerned with the depth of the tab, on the left side of the bracket, that comes down over the side of the battery. What is the depth of this tab? The terminals on my VPH750 are ~5/8" down from the top surface of the batery on the left side as shown. Obviously, if this tab is too long it will short out the terminals on the battery and that would not be a good idea.

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wow i have never seen one with the terminals on the end.the tab is 3/4 inch.if i had one here i could trim it down to a 1/4 inch for you.thomas has them in stock at reallylightstuff.com.you could pm him here on the forum and ask if he could trim it for you.his user name is thomasio.
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Order sent last night... hoping you still have some fabricated.

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Order sent last night... hoping you still have some fabricated.

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It's going out today!

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oh damn, the red looks great. I have the old 1st gen voltphreaks battery. Don't remember the model number, but it's the 4.5lb one. Are the dimensions the same as the VPH450?

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you would need to have the high density foam spacers for your battery.you have the smaller 450.let me know if you would like them.
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Tony from Voltphreaks here. We currently have 3 VPH450 batteries that are most likely unused. They were mistakenly made without a remote disconnect cable connector on the casing. They were sold but shipped back to us, and look basically brand new. They have SAE connectors on them, with a low voltage cutoff setting that allows you to still start the car if you leave headlights on, etc.

If anyone is interested in one of these, send me a PM, thanks.

- Tony

P.S. We're placing an order for one of these mounts, can't wait to get it! Will take some pictures of it installed.
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I am interestd in buying one of your Voltphreaks brackets, can you tell me if you think the RLS bracket will work with style of Voltphreaks VPH750 shown in the picture below? Im concerned with the depth of the tab, on the left side of the bracket, that comes down over the side of the battery. What is the depth of this tab? The terminals on my VPH750 are ~5/8" down from the top surface of the batery on the left side as shown. Obviously, if this tab is too long it will short out the terminals on the battery and that would not be a good idea.

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Hi Dave,

That's a first generation battery. Anyone with a first generation battery can get it updated with the protection features of the second generation battery for free (just pay shipping), just send us a PM and we'll let you know how to go about doing this. The update just updates the battery, it won't be an upgrade, and you'll be getting back the same battery, but doing the update will require recasing of the battery if you have terminals of the old style, into the current style with SAE top posts or M6 terminals.

If you want to use the NCI mount, I'd suggest getting the battery updated. Anyone with a first generation battery can get the update.

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Installed the battery yesterday. Nice snug fit with the bracket and the car started right up. Had to clean some acid residue from the old battery away first (not much but it was there) - I am glad to have such a heavy lump that was not so well supported out of the car and replaced with the lighter battery well tied down.

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Installed the battery yesterday. Nice snug fit with the bracket and the car started right up. Had to clean some acid residue from the old battery away first (not much but it was there) - I am glad to have such a heavy lump that was not so well supported out of the car and replaced with the lighter battery well tied down.

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Very good! Can you post a photo or two?

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Very good! Can you post a photo or two?
Here you go - I could probably use about an 1/8" to a 1/4" of some dense rubber mat under the battery (or stick some rubber feet on each of the four bottom corners of the battery) to snug it up better into the top of the bracket - there is a slight gap at the moment. It's not material though and the battery is definitely very secure.

I also need to get some battery terminal covers from an auto parts place so I don't inadvertently have something metal roll across and short out the terminals. That is not likely most of the time as I have a Sector 111 trunk liner in there, all my junk is in that and the liner completely obscures the battery - but I'll do it anyway for those occasions when the liner is out of the car.

Great mod / peace of mind - my OEM battery slid about a bit
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Tony from Voltphreaks here. We currently have 3 VPH450 batteries that are most likely unused. They were mistakenly made without a remote disconnect cable connector on the casing. They were sold but shipped back to us, and look basically brand new. They have SAE connectors on them, with a low voltage cutoff setting that allows you to still start the car if you leave headlights on, etc.

If anyone is interested in one of these, send me a PM, thanks.

- Tony

P.S. We're placing an order for one of these mounts, can't wait to get it! Will take some pictures of it installed.
tony,

how did the install go?did the bracket end up working in the p car?
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gary,thanks for posting your install.it looks good.
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