The battery in my robomower died over the winter, so I need to find a replacement. So, I could get a robomower battery from ebay, but they want $175+!!! Froogle prices are about the same. Hard to spend that kind of money when the mower only cost me $185!
So I took the battery pack apart, and found that it contains two standard lead-acid batteries. Here's the information I found on these batteries:
So then I try looking for someone who sells this battery. Turns out it's only sold in Europe. I can't find anyone selling it in the states. So now, I'm trying to a domestic equivalent for this battery. And then find a good price on it. Can somebody knowledgeable about lead-acids help me find equivalent batteries?
Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery
NPC17-12 12V 17Ah
Charging (20°): 14.4V - 14.8V, Max 4.25A
size: 181 x 76 x 167 mm (7.13" x 2.99" x 6.57")
Added info: just wanted to point this out for people in the future who might stumble across this thread while looking for their own replacement batteries - the terminal type isn't important. These batteries have the bolt-hole, but there are "adapters" in the battery case that convert this to the tab style. So either kind will work just fine with no modifications necessary.
Edited by garsh, 19 July 2006 - 11:53 AM.