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January 20, 2006



One drawback is that the foam is fragile compared to a normal lead-acid battery. Apparently really fragile! That may be one limiting factor towards putting these in vehicles.


How fragile is really fragile?

Jim from The Energy Blog

I don't think that Firefly would have proceeded this far if the foam was "really fragile." My opinion is that the foam may be applied as a semi-liquid material but it is cured or dried into a stable material that is suitable for the rigors that are required in an automotive battery.

Cat guy

Um...they invented this stuff to go into CAT equipment..as in Bulldozers, backhoes, and dump trucks

I think they can handle the smooth ride of a car

steve johnston

As the years go by from the time of their original anouncement and there are no real world batteries available, one begins to wonder.

Robin Pilger

Firefly reports putting their batteries though a multi-hundred hour 5g test sucessfully. Remember the original application that these batteries were developed for is their parent company, Catipeller.

Probyn Gayle

Just when we think the lead acid battery is dead. We have another company,Power Technologies Inc.,also with a similar lead acid battery technology. They call theirs a "reticulated lead foam plate"

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It is great that people are thinking about the environment and working to make the world a safer place. Not only the materials that you are using on your home are safe for the environment but dump trucks have come a long way since the earlier models. We are learning and expanding and coming up with a wide range of safer more effective vehicles for the work force. I think it is great that many auto manufacturers are turning to hybrid vehicles to protect the environment and now they are even using hybrid dump trucks.

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The concept of lead acid battery is not new but there would be any innovation in the manufacturing of the battery. If it is thought that this may not be fit for the vehicles but as an optimistic attitude , some amendments can be made to make it perfect.

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