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I am looking at building a battery car and I was looking at the various types of modern cars available. It occured to me that by using an intermodal well car I could create a number of battery containers and then just switch containers when the batteries get low. I see a couple of benefits to this, 1. is that the center of gravity would be lower than a standard box car and 2. the containers could be switched out in just a few seconds if set up with pressure contacts rather than plugs.

I was just wondering what others thought both pro and con about this approach.
 

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I have a photo some place where I simply lift the top container to change out the battery in the lower one.
very easy
HA!!!!


My newer batt don't need as much cut away as did the older types.
 

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Because at the time I was using DeWalts and they have a neck on them. Now I use Milwakees

Besides these are only $10 or 15 each, so its easier than the doors.
I use containers for track side (cheap) structures.
 

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Hey i like this idea. I am going to try and fix connectors on the bottom of the container and top of the car, so that when it is placed on the car, it will make a circuit.That way all I have to do is swap containers when the batterys run down. I have a SLA battery that went through the doors of a 20 footer ok.
Rod
 
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