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Old 02-04-18, 14:14
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Batteries: Scrutineer questions

At Loton I was not asked about what battery I had, and if Lipo, Certificate numbers etc.

I've lost the plot on all this now.

I have one of Allan's batteries in the Lola, should I have a piece of paper to show to a scrutineer this year.
Don't want hassle at Prescott later this month.
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Old 02-04-18, 14:30
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As I understand it there is a new rule again requiring a LiPO battery to have a certificate from the MSA.

This means the manufacturer say Varley as I use must have been in touch with the MSA.

However the rule is not being implemented until 2019. My guess is the scrutineer is a year ahead.

Why or how the MSA can know more than EU is beyond me.

I would accept a rule that simply stated that any battery should be CE approved.
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Old 02-04-18, 14:49
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Thank you. I thought this rule was for 2018. As I said, I've lost the plot on this one.
I don't want to have to refit my redtop gell battery as it weights literally 12x the Lipo battery weight...
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Don't want hassle at Prescott later this month.
I am sure that they can arrange some hassle should you change your mind
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This years money spinner is the fhr sticker at £2.50
2019 will be the battery sticker
2020 will be the paintball bottle sticker
2021 the steering wheel sticker
2022 the aero sticker
Etc etc etc
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Old 03-04-18, 12:14
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It was announced in October last year

Date of implementation:
1 January 2019

5.14.9. If non lead acid batteries
are used as the main vehicle
battery
, the battery pack(s) must
carry the appropriate “EC” and
markings. and be either a
Standard Part or manufactured
by an MSA registered
manufacturer.


Let's hope they don't go down the path of MSA stickers on batteries, but I'd not be surprised if they do

Perhaps we should invite the Committee Members who come up with these ideas to join us scrutineering 80-100 cars in a wet and windy field (like Doune, Forrestburn, Kames, Boyndie) with no cover or shelter. Try affixing stickers to FHRs, Helmets and Batteries as well as looking at ROPS Certificates and Vehicle Passports. Oh, and BTW; all in 6 mins because the Organiser wont budget for any more than the absolute minimum in people or time. And the Drivers Briefing is at the same time as Scrutineering
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Showing the Vehicle Passports and ROPS certificates that would not be required if you where racing. Poor relations? Why are we always the ones experimented on?
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Indeed!
I would have to pull all the body off the Lola to prove the battery and show the sticker.
Not that big a deal until at (say Shelsley) a venue you have to put all this bodywork somewhere in the paddock to allow access!

I paid my £2.50 for my nice Hanns sticker. Not sure how long it will stay on mind....
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Let's hope they don't go down the path of MSA stickers on batteries, but I'd not be surprised if they do :
Perhaps we should invite the Committee Members who come up with these ideas to join us scrutineering 80-100 cars in a wet and windy field (like Doune, Forrestburn, Kames, Boyndie) with no cover or shelter. Try affixing stickers to FHRs, Helmets and Batteries as well as looking at ROPS Certificates and Vehicle Passports. Oh, and BTW; all in 6 mins because the Organiser wont budget for any more than the absolute minimum in people or time. And the Drivers Briefing is at the same time as Scrutineering
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This could be why not many MSA rule makers compete. They could not stand the hassle they have caused.
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