The Braille G20 was a little taller than our older AGM Braille battery. We could still use the same Braille battery mount but we had to use some spacers to get it to fit.
We made up these simple spacers from some aluminum tubing we had laying around the shop.
With the spacers in place, the new G20 battery went right in! It looks like a clean install too!
A very important part of the maintenance of lightweight lithium batteries is to use a proper charger. The wrong charger will at the least damage your battery and at the worst cause an explosion! We used Braille’s own charger to act as a trickle charger as our Evo has a pretty heavy non-operational current draw. The Braille charger is designed to maintain and charge a Braille lithium battery safely with the best charging current pattern for a long life. As we are using it, the Braille charger can also be kept plugged in to keep your battery at its best when your car is stored.
With our new battery, we took advantage of Braille’s newer technology to get a battery with less than half the weight of what we were running and over 35 lbs less weight than stock. Reducing a car’s weight is expensive and using a Braille Lithium battery is a great way to economically reduce a car’s weight and pick up some performance of traditional racing batteries as well. By taking the weight off the front of the car, especially since batteries are usually mounted high in the chassis, using one of these lightweight batteries makes a feel-able difference in a car’s handling, reducing understeer.
So far we are really happy with Braille’s offerings and can recommend them, but don’t just take our word for it. Braille batteries are used in many forms of professional racing. Indy cars, Super GT, V8 Supercars and nearly the entire IMSA field runs Braille batteries.