Now, XS Power has introduced a powersports-specific version of the SuperBANK capacitive battery, which might be even cooler. With a street price starting at $180, these batteries will offer direct fit replacement for the RZR side-by-side, certain Harley Davidson applications, and more.
In stark contrast to traditional batteries, lithium or otherwise, the SuperBANK has a lifespan of 5 MILLION discharge cycles. That means you can completely discharge these batteries to zero volts millions of times before they fail or need replacement.
As we suggested last year, the SuperBANK batteries are only for starting use, and cannot be used for any length of time to run accessories or other devices on their own, as they discharge very rapidly. But, if your hog or your jetski or other equipment has discharged the battery in the off season, simply hook up the included Engine Starting Module (ESM) to charge the SuperBANK in under a minute. The ESM itself simply charges via USB like most other portable electronic devices.
While they didn’t have anything particularly new to debut at the show, it was one of their first appearances, so we wish them well. If you want to know more about the Chillout Systems Quantum Cooler, you can read about our installation of one on Project SC300 here.
It’s actually a great spot that affords them tons of foot traffic. Interestingly, while CSF tends to trot out their direct-fit and “import” applications at SEMA, the PRI show has a much more hardcore racer/fabricator focus, so they tend to play up their universal and core products more.
Just about everyone that comes into the booth has some crazy hot rod-type project that is a combination of every domestic manufacturer for the last 100 years, but CSF’s fabrication support usually helps that individual leave happy. They are now beginning to expand their universal heat exchanger offerings as well.
That doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy on the OEM/direct-fit side. They have new heat exchanges for the W205 C63 AMG (CY20Q1), a heat exchanger for the new Supra, and a new N55 BMW engine oil cooler. They have also been getting into the overlanding market with Toyota applications covering the 5G Forerunner, 2G Tacoma, and all of the Tundras.
Now, pictured at the right, KW offers a 5-way adjustable damper which features adjustable blowoff based on a shim piston. This allows for fine damping control of extreme-speed compression events, like when hitting curbs. There are 18 steps of high- and low-speed compression and rebound adjustments, and the new blow-off adjustment features its own 12 steps.
There is also a new MacPherson strut application, which is essentially an inverted damper that was redesigned for maximum side force stability while still allowing for maximum hydraulic output. The MacPherson version features a 40mm housing with a 30mm internal piston, and is available in both a “traditional” 4-way damping configuration as well as with the new blow-off adjustment installed as an option.