Originally Posted by lonepalm4
does anyone know which cells are more durable long-term? I'm more interested in getting packs that won't die after 10-20 heats on the carpet. If the IB's are better, do they hold up as well? I'm fairly pleased with the longetivity of the GP's.
I can not give you an answer on the IB4200 because there is not enough data yet to give anaccuate answer.
However, when treated and cycled the right way, IB3800 cells last a LONG TIME.
We have customers and team drivers that run on a weekly basis and start noticing a slight decrease in performance after MONTHS.
As long as the packs are not overdischarged and overheated, they will hold their performance past 35 complete cycles.
WE have seen packs hold up to 95% SOD after 45 cycles with the majority in the 85+% range.
There are many factors that affect the performance and longevity of a cell, and that starts with the ENHANCING (zapping) and matching process. If a battery is pushed during these processes, the longevity and QUALITY of the cell will be affected.
*SOD=State of Discharge