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    Open Light Systems?

    I came across this company that sells batteries for Lupine and a few other manufactures and was wondering if anyone is using their product? I'm looking at a Lupine 8.7 Ah Li-Ion Battery for my Wilma to have an extra battery.
    http://www.open-light.de/en/home/

    Any thoughts?

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    check the geomangear threads and website www.geomangear.com, i think hes using them for magicshine replacement packs.
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    I looked at the website you linked. Their stuff looks pretty good (like most things German).
    I'm now eyeing off their biggest Li-Ion battery as a possible upgrade for my twin IBlaast IX system from Nightlightning.
    I know I have Molex connectors, but I'm not sure if those Open Light System connectors are the same - to my eye they look close though. Or if the voltage is compatible (I think my Nightlightning battery is 14.8 volts).
    Can anyone verify if Lupine & Nightlightning use the same connectors?

    Thanks for the link.

    Cheers, Digger.

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    You should drop them an email to see if the connector is the same or if it is not maybe they can add the Night Lighting's connector to the battery you are interested in.
    I sent them an email Friday after hours and I'm waiting for a reply, should be Monday.

    Woody

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    We have been testing the OLS Lupine compatible packs since November, the 8.7Ah pack is awesome, it runs the Lupine Betty on high for 4 hours and the Piko 3 for approx 9 hours

    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1
    You should drop them an email to see if the connector is the same or if it is not maybe they can add the Night Lighting's connector to the battery you are interested in.
    I sent them an email Friday after hours and I'm waiting for a reply, should be Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEOMAN
    We have been testing the OLS Lupine compatible packs since November, the 8.7Ah pack is awesome, it runs the Lupine Betty on high for 4 hours and the Piko 3 for approx 9 hours
    You guys have actually got 4 hours on that 8.7Ah battery??? My Lupine 7.5Ah only gives me 2:45.Doesn't add up.

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    Yes, I normally get just over 3 hours from my newest Lupine 7.5Ah pack. The OLS 8.7Ah pack gave me burntime of over 3 hrs 50 mins last time I timed it. I was really surprised as I only expected 3.5hrs max, I think the OLS burntime stats are conservative or my Betty isn't running as hard as most

    http://www.open-light.de/en/Batterie...mare.html#tabs

    Quote Originally Posted by indebt
    You guys have actually got 4 hours on that 8.7Ah battery??? My Lupine 7.5Ah only gives me 2:45.Doesn't add up.
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    That is very encouraging news!!!! Cheers!! My Lupine pack is from June 2010,has there been an improvement on them since?I guess if thermo protection kicks in for a bit do to steep climbs etc,could extend claimed battery time as well.

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    Yes I was getting about 3 hrs from my newest 7.5Ah pack in early November at the 24 Hours of Fury. OLS states that the 8.7Ah pack has 23% more capacity than the 7.5Ah packs which is awesome when the weight remains the same but burntime increases

    Quote Originally Posted by indebt
    That is very encouraging news!!!! Cheers!! My Lupine pack is from June 2010,has there been an improvement on them since?I guess if thermo protection kicks in for a bit do to steep climbs etc,could extend claimed battery time as well.
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    Hey GeoMan,
    Just curious - How long did it take to receive your battery from OLS? You know being an international order...

    Woody

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    It was a sample, so we had a bunch come in via DHL, not through their regular sales dept. We are discussing retailing the OLS Lupine compatible packs in the US at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1
    Hey GeoMan,
    Just curious - How long did it take to receive your battery from OLS? You know being an international order...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEOMAN
    It was a sample, so we had a bunch come in via DHL, not through their regular sales dept. We are discussing retailing the OLS Lupine compatible packs in the US at the moment.
    Yeah I sent you an email a couple of days ago and you said "you are in the works".
    So if you got a bunch I'll buy one from you today so I don't have to do the international thing.

    Send me a PM if we can work it out. I need the soft case too...

    Woody

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    Good job!

    I noticed GeoManGear is now selling the OLS for Lupines now.

    I ordered a 8.7 from OPS and they weren't set up to ship to the USA so luckily my daughter lives in the UK and had it shipped there, which she received last week. Now I'm waiting for it to arrive.

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    Hi Woody
    Yes we received our first shipment of Lupine compatible packs several days ago from OLS, we have the 5.8Ah and 8.7Ah packs in stock. You will enjoy the extra burntime that you get from the 8.7Ah pack.

    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1
    I noticed GeoManGear is now selling the OLS for Lupines now.

    I ordered a 8.7 from OPS and they weren't set up to ship to the USA so luckily my daughter lives in the UK and had it shipped there, which she received last week. Now I'm waiting for it to arrive.

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    Can anyone offer any thoughts on these batteries please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billysan View Post
    Can anyone offer any thoughts on these batteries please?
    I have not experienced any problems with the battery I purchased. It looks like Geoman is not selling them anymore.
    Hey Geoman, why did you stop selling the batteries?
    Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by billysan View Post
    Can anyone offer any thoughts on these batteries please?
    Shoot me an email and I'll forward a write up comparing them to the lupine packs.

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    Open Light Systems US Site

    Open Light Systems also has a US website and location based out of Montana. The US website is their name without spaces .com.

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    Hi Woody
    It was economics, it really is expensive importing from Germany in smaller quantities. The guys at OLS are great and so is their product, we use their 8.7Ah packs with our Betty's all the time.

    Thanks
    GeoMan

    Quote Originally Posted by woody.1 View Post
    I have not experienced any problems with the battery I purchased. It looks like Geoman is not selling them anymore.
    Hey Geoman, why did you stop selling the batteries?
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