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by Cogito
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: new battery mfg
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

Re: new battery mfg

Enerdel is a subsidiary of Ener1 and has been around for a while. They have got the contract for supplying the new Think City with a lithium pack as Think seem to be moving away from the Zebra technology.
These battery packs are available now and give the car a slighly lower range but are cheaper.
by Cogito
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Test SAFT batterys under load as a well as by voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

Re: Test SAFT batterys under load as a well as by voltage

Were the modules fully charged before load testing? Collapse of voltage when almost discharged is normal. Try reconditioning by cycling at 5 amps down to a threshold of 2 volt. Pulse charging at very high efffect of 150A kan also help to skift to capacity under 5 volt up to a more useable voltage.
by Cogito
Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: berlingo E500 nicads
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: berlingo E500 nicads

I live in Norway and have never heard of SAFT nicads suffering damage from freezing top up water. Very little water is left sitting on the ramps and water in the hoses can expand freely in the rubbber hoses. The tops pop off when a cell/cells in the same hydraulic circuit start to reverse polarity w...
by Cogito
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Electriques (s) being broken for spares
Replies: 20
Views: 620

Re: Electriques (s) being broken for spares

I wouldn`t assume that all the battery modules are duff. These er extremely robust and can have a long life in an uncharged state. I would make an offer for all those that are not physically damaged.
by Cogito
Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Blingos in cold weather
Replies: 19
Views: 515

I can only confirm that I haven`t heard of SAFT modules freezing in practice here in Scandinavia. In theory it is possible. Temperatures of minus 40 have been reported this year. Modules kan lose up to a litre of water before the water fill lamp comes on so the eletrolyte is much more concentrated t...
by Cogito
Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Help! Berlingo battery replacements
Replies: 36
Views: 1203

Various people have tried to refill these SAFT NiCads with electrolyte with variable success. One I have spoken to has weighed new modules to find that they are underweight. He connected the battery and hydraulic filling hoses and filled the modules with concentrated Potassium Hydroxide. He then ove...
by Cogito
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Help! Berlingo battery replacements
Replies: 36
Views: 1203

An ion exchange resin deioniser is used for Think nicads and the resistivity of the water shold exceed 1 Mohm. Keep this water with a tight lid since CO2 dissolving will make it acid and carbonise the potassium hydroxide electrolyte. I use a Micromeg from Elga water industries. Best for clubs as it ...
by Cogito
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Convincing work to allow me to charge
Replies: 16
Views: 11696

Phew, what a bunch of meanies not letting you charge a scooter. I live in Norway and an agreement with an electicity producer (hydro electric) has garanteed that all members of the national EV club charge with renewable energy and limits this to 18000kw. This helps to dispel the myth that EVs use th...
by Cogito
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Whats the highest mileage Berlingo/PSA car out there?
Replies: 23
Views: 914

Heres a Danish man who has driven over 160,000 kilometers in his Peugeot 106 electrique
http://www.abelcars.dk/index.html

Meet him at the EVS 2009 in Stavanger, Norway next May
by Cogito
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: EVS Conference Stavanger 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5403

For those that might be interested in coming to the conferance or exhibition, we have booked a bunch of huts in a campsite not too far from where the action is. A youth hostel is also nearby for a slightly more refined experience. A shared hut works out at 15 pounds a night per person, a tent for up...

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