The two batteries I have used - the big one (Newmax) at the back weighs in at (shudder) nearly three kg! It's a 6.5 ah from Dick Smith's. The Apollo was a 2.7 ah, also from Dick Smith's. I never weighed the Apollo, but reckon it was around 1 kg, as it was about a third of the size of the Newmax. The tape in the corner of the Apollo was to reduce wear caused by the bidon cage rubbing, and is why I now line my cage with an old inner tube... To get some idea of scale, the Apollo was a bit bigger than two cigarette packets. The wires hanging off the Newmax are only to prevent the risk of damage to the terminals by ham fisted users (er, me...) when removing the main wires for charging.
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