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 Post subject: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Hi

Question, last night my PC5 stopped working, I use my SRM for the past year with daily use. I do know that SRM warning people to not try changing batteries at home, I'm not warring of losing warranty- I just don't have one, it's old PC and its second hand.
Is anyone known if it's possible to change batteries without sending the PC to SRM, can I do it myself?

Please advice

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:10 am 
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Try these instructions...
http://biketechreview.com/misc/55-misc- ... wercontrol

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:03 am 
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Dalai wrote:
Try these instructions...
http://biketechreview.com/misc/55-misc- ... wercontrol" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Thank you! I found all of the information that I need, I have ordered the battery and now I have to wait.


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:39 pm 
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SRM has a 'new' battery for PCV! I have one that I am 'testing' now. It seems to have solved the PCV battery woes. Now, it can be almost as good as the PCIV (almost).


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:21 am 
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@Geoff - do you have more details about the new battery?

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:45 am 
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I think it is a Lithium Ion battery of some sort. It sure lasts a lot longer than the old PCV battery, that's for sure. I am still testing it, but it seems to be almost as good as the PCIV battery.


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 am 
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Nice. Is this an SRM supplied battery? And if so, do you know if all the SRM service centres will now be fitting these batteries?

I've just sent off an email to SRM Oceania asking if they fit the Lithium Ion battery...

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:27 am 
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Yes. They are being supplied by SRM. I believe that all the battery replacements will be the new cells.


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:47 am 
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People have been putting lithium ion batteries in their PCVs for nearly two years now. SRM apparently caught wind of this and is now using them. The batteries are $4-5 and last ~85 hours.


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:15 am 
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Squint wrote:
People have been putting lithium ion batteries in their PCVs for nearly two years now. SRM apparently caught wind of this and is now using them. The batteries are $4-5 and last ~85 hours.


Do you know the details and where to buy?

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Id be very interested as well.


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:58 pm 
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http://groups.google.com/group/wattage/ ... en&lnk=gst" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Thanks for the info on this!


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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:15 am 
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Thanks Squint. I regularly check the Wattage google group but somehow missed that one...

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 Post subject: Re: SRM PV5 dead battery
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Cheers for that!


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