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Anyone know where to find 8" diameter heat shrink tubing?

Im about to build a 12cell A123 battery pack for my F4 and Im having a hard time finding 8" diameter heat shrink tubing to seal the pack once done. Anyone know where to get some?

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Let me see if I can find the link. FWIW an 8 cell pack seems more than adequate. My "test" pack is sealed with duct tape since the 150mm Heat shrimk I bought was too small.
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Jeff, thanks, but I dont see any 8" diameter size on their site.

Rob, I know 8 cell is enough, but I want the extra juice since I have a HID installed. And I never want to use a battery tender again

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Jeff, thanks, but I dont see any 8" diameter size on their site.

Rob, I know 8 cell is enough, but I want the extra juice since I have a HID installed. And I never want to use a battery tender again
You won't a123's hold their static charge indefinitely...

BTW, you will only use the battery to start the bike, once running the lights get their juice from the alternator
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I wouldnt say indedinitely, but lets just say if I dont ride it for 2-3 months, it wont need a battery tender hooked up or jumpstart like it does now. Plus its lighter, and its not laying on its side, so there is no risk of acid leaking all over my bike.

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8" diameter is big, some of our high voltage cables are even bigger and we still use heat shrink tube. However at that size, the stuff we use is very thick, seriously expensive and the tube is impregnated with a glue (which melts and seals the joint as you heat it) so I've never considered using it.

However your friendly industrail electricity installer might be able to help you.

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Thanks for the input. The diameter of a 12 cell pack comes to 7" if I keep the tabs thin. I found some 7" diamter heat shrink tubing, maybe I can make it fit by stretching the tuning a tad. Ill report back when I figure it out.

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try fry's electronics. BTW my A123 rocks and it is 12 cell

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What heatshrink did they use on yours? And Ive seen their slection of heat shrink, frys has nothing close to 8"

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