Hello all, I'm dragging this post out of the depths. In 2012 I bought one of the Chimera prototypes what was designed to start V8 motors. I've got a 5L V8 in my G500. It's a "CBS" battery in that I believe it has all the longevity/protection related goodies, not super low weight. It has an on/off switch as well as the internal shut-off circuitry and a "reset" button.
As you can see it's not pretty but it's always been worth it to me because it does exactly what I wanted... it allows me to leave the car's motor turned off, but running my stereo and lights (or what-ever without paying attention) until it politely turns itself off. Fantastic really!
So it still functions well in that regard. It'll always shut itself off when it's low, and then it'll always fire the vehicle right up without any hesitation after resetting the battery. My observation is that it shuts itself off after a shorter amount of time than it used to, it's not urgent, but in the not-so-distant future, I'm tempted to dig into it and replace the cells. I've read into it enough that sourcing the 38120HP are as close to a drop-in replacement as I'm going to find.
So the question: I read here that the Lotus oriented battery had 8 cells for ~400 Amps cranking current? Does anybody know if it would be 16 cells in mine? Or does anybody have contacts and/or know who to ask?
2006 Aspen White Elise. LSS, LSD, Traction control, LS Toe Link Brace, LS Ohlins DA, Rota 15/16's, BOE surge tanks and Sector 111 Gpan2, Red leather, JL speakers all around with Acapulco MP54, CF dash top, gas shock opening rear deck, multi-vex mirros and replaced rear-view mirror with kit off this forum.