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    I am going to keep my Tailwind, probably switch...

    I am going to keep my Tailwind, probably switch over to it this winter. There is a broken one for sale on ebay that has a good frame, might be too big. I think he is asking too much for what he has...
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    Do those black tires mark up your house floor? ...

    Do those black tires mark up your house floor? My tailwind wheelchair came with black tires and they are horrible about leaving black streaks everywhere I go.
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    Ok thanks. I guess removing everything from the...

    Ok thanks. I guess removing everything from the inside of the battery is the only option.
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    Did you originally hook your lithium battery to...

    Did you originally hook your lithium battery to the wires that originally went to the nimh cells, running the lithium power through the circuit board? Did this not work? I am thinking that running...
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    The chair is one of the most reliable things I...

    The chair is one of the most reliable things I have ever bought. There is so much junk out there that does not last but these things just keep going. I went through insurance to get a Tailwind in...
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    The Tailwind batteries are 8.4ah vs iglide 5.6ah...

    The Tailwind batteries are 8.4ah vs iglide 5.6ah battery. In the past I have rebuilt those batteries with 10ah nimh cells and they worked ok at best. I think you lose reliability and longevity with...
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    One other thing that may make this simpler would...

    One other thing that may make this simpler would be to get Battery Space to spot wield the battery and wires to 24v before they ship.
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    I don't know if the tailwind battery was ever...

    I don't know if the tailwind battery was ever changed but mine was one of the first tailwinds made in 2014 and the battery is the same as iglide. They may have made changes later.
    I just built...
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    Final product. 10ah lifepo4 bluetooth battery....

    Final product.
    10ah lifepo4 bluetooth battery.
    weighs 6.75lbs vs 7.5lbs original tailwind battery.
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    Next stuff everything in the box. The cells sit...

    Next stuff everything in the box. The cells sit toward the back by the handle. The bms sits in front of the cells sitting on that notch that was cut out of the plug, the green area in the picture...
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    Then we glued and bolted the old battery box top...

    Then we glued and bolted the old battery box top to the new box to look like this. We also drilled a round hole to mount the charge wire. This hole needs to be exact because there is very little...
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    Next solder the cells together with all the bms...

    Next solder the cells together with all the bms wires along with the heavier + and - wires on the ends. They are all connected in series. I covered the tabs with liquid electrical tape.
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    Then I took the box and ground of the small round...

    Then I took the box and ground of the small round areas in the bottom. I also removed one of the middle post that holds the lid down. This will leave you with 5 screws to hold the lid. You have to...
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    I built a battery and took some pictures during...

    I built a battery and took some pictures during the process, although it looks like I did not take as many pictures as I thought. The battery turned out well but was not easy to build.
    List of...
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    Watts = volts x amps 12.45A x 25.5v = 318 watts

    Watts = volts x amps
    12.45A x 25.5v = 318 watts
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    According to your Watts-up your peak amps are...

    According to your Watts-up your peak amps are similar to mine. I found speed effects amps a lot more than I thought it would. Going slowly up the grass hill in the video used less amps than fast...
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    Link has been updated should work now...

    Link has been updated should work now
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UFp7TUrQ8U
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    Ok, I have been putting together a battery with a...

    Ok, I have been putting together a battery with a bluetooth bms to help determine exactly what the iglide power needs are. What I found out was somewhat surprising. The chair pulls 0.4A sitting...
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    Now that I think about it I do remember there...

    Now that I think about it I do remember there being a decent spark when connecting the wires to the iglide. It certainly makes to think you did something wrong.

    As Tony was saying the chair will...
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    That is odd, don't know why that happened. I...

    That is odd, don't know why that happened. I have not used mine much but I use 4 wires inline. Red and black source side goes to battery and red and black load goes to chair.
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    Those individual Samsung cells have an output of...

    Those individual Samsung cells have an output of 10A. Your battery should be 50A after 5P. I know parallel doubles capacity, does it not also double the capable amps? Does your battery have a pcm...
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    Do you get by with a 10A battery output? Does it...

    Do you get by with a 10A battery output? Does it feel low on power when going up steep hills?



    It is the specs for the battery you posted. A capacity of 10ah should be plenty, 10A output may...
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    No such thing as too high a discharge rating, but...

    No such thing as too high a discharge rating, but you can go too low. You can't have too many cranking amps on your car battery but you can have too little. Anything over 20A is fine.
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    I have looked at that battery and it may work but...

    I have looked at that battery and it may work but I would try to find something different. I don't know how much amps the iglide can consume at max power, I just know it is fused at 20A. That...
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    Most packs that are pre-made come with everything...

    Most packs that are pre-made come with everything you need minus the charger.

    Chargers can be found here. You will need one in the 24v section with an amp rating less than your max charge rating...
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