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Suex xjoy 2: Anyone building battery packs?

Discussion in 'Diver Propulsion Vehicles' started by guyharrisonphoto, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. guyharrisonphoto

    guyharrisonphoto ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida, USA
    I was wondering if anyone is building battery packs for this model.

  2. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
    The xjoy of Suex requires battery packs? TMI...

    (Sorry, don't know of anyone doing this but could not resist.)
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  3. macado

    macado PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston, MA (mentally in Cozumel, MX)
    I know this is an older thread and you have since upgraded your scooter but I put a Ping 24V 10Ah LifePO4 battery in my Xjoy 2.

    24V 10Ah V5 LiFePO4 Battery Pack

    The battery unfortunately is not much larger than the original 24V 9Ah (216Wh) NiMH battery but since it has slightly higher nominal voltage and a little bit more capacity I do actually get a longer runtime. I haven't tested it to the full extent yet but I was on the rigger for a solid 50 minutes yesterday without any issues.

    My original battery was toast (flooded) so this was a much cheaper option. Ping had mentioned he could special order cells to make a 24V 12Ah battery. We decided there was just no way a 24V 15Ah battery would fit but I might have measured wrong. There slightly more clearance if the battery is allowed to extend beyond the the railings so I am going to re-measure again and see if a 15Ah battery is an option. That would actually make for a pretty decent runtime in this tiny little scooter.

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