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Old 23-01-18, 22:05
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Lithium Batteries - registration MSA

After seeing the MSA are to require Lithium Batteries to be a `manufacture registered with MSA' in 2019 I took the matter up with Varley at Autosport show and had an interesting conversation with them - it appears that currently the manufactures registration is that they pay a fee and that gets them on the MSA register, there is no product spec or standard that has to be met. Varley are however suggesting to the MSA that this is pretty pointless (apart from generating funds) unless thereareto be standards etc

Thus I was considering changing to Lithium but could end up in the situation of it not passing scrutineering in 2019 if the battery I buy is not registered and there is no manufacturer mentioned in the MSA bulletin I read so what do you buy to be compliant in a years time?

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Old 23-01-18, 23:22
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this is pretty pointless (apart from generating funds)
Surely not ...
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Old 24-01-18, 02:52
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FFS......Theres no problem to fix or regulate to my knowledge?
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Old 24-01-18, 06:25
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[QUOTE=Cadbury Blue;145954]After seeing the MSA are to require Lithium Batteries to be a `manufacture registered with MSA' in 2019 I took the matter up with Varley at Autosport show and had an interesting conversation with them - it appears that currently the manufactures registration is that they pay a fee and that gets them on the MSA register, there is no product spec or standard that has to be met. Varley are however suggesting to the MSA that this is pretty pointless (apart from generating funds) unless thereareto be standards etc

Thus I was considering changing to Lithium but could end up in the situation of it not passing scrutineering in 2019 if the battery I buy is not registered and there is no manufacturer mentioned in the MSA bulletin I read so what do you buy to be compliant in a years time?

Maybe someone knows more on this[/QUOTE
I spoke with Allan MacD just before Christmas and he said that the only supplier he new who was registered was Super B
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Old 24-01-18, 08:17
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Varley also said that they had gone through the same process with the light aircraft market. So Maybe there is sense in legislation / type approval.

There is nothing to stop someone putting a lithium battery inside a lead battery case, and I doubt it would come to that. Let's see what happens.
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Old 24-01-18, 19:15
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pointless process without some specifications or testing by approved laboratory. total swizz.
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Old 24-01-18, 19:32
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I spoke with Allan MacD just before Christmas and he said that the only supplier he new who was registered was Super B
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Thats what I was told but I dont know for sure.
The manufacturer I use are trying to sort it out but the MSA wheels can run slow.
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Old 24-01-18, 20:00
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Yet more cash generating bollox
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Old 25-01-18, 04:01
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Yet more cash generating bollox
Totally agree, extortion to make the costs higher with no benefit to the competitor
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Old 25-01-18, 10:19
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Increasing costs is the only way to bring new blood into our sport. "Discuss".
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