FAQ #128
Allowed Battery Types

Last Updated On 2017-11-09 23:13:27 ET by


Batteries of various chemistries are commercially available. Which types of battery technologies are approved for us in the BajaSAE Series?
The BajaSAE Rules do not currently limit batteries based on their chemical makeup. The rules DO state that the battery be must be sealed and non-spillable.

Therefore, those common types allowed are (but are not limited to the following):

  • Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA)

  • Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)

  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMh)

  • Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

  • Dry-cell batteries (standard A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, Lantern, etc.)

  • In addition, the rules do not state this explicity; however, all batteries used must be manufactured and obtained commercially.  That is, teams should not attempt to fabricate their own custom battery or battery cells, and batteries whose inner makeup appears to be "home made" will not be permitted due to construction-quality and safety concerns.
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