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by Rory166
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: AXIAM CITY BATTERIES
Replies: 4
Views: 7238

Re: AXIAM CITY BATTERIES

Unfortunately continuing to replace lead batteries makes little sense due to their short life. Lithium although more expensive is much better value through lasting aprox 10 times as long. The charger need not be such an issue, I know many instances where a charger supplied for lead use has been suce...
by Rory166
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Sighting of BYD E6 at Pease Pottage Services
Replies: 2
Views: 7094

Sighting of BYD E6 at Pease Pottage Services

Today I saw this vehicle charging on a 43 KVA renault style AC lead. Looking it up I think it is an E6 which apparently has a 60KWh battery and range of 200 miles. It was a london Private Hire Vehicle. Quite a big car which the picture does not show, Further research has revealed that the initial de...
by Rory166
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 12991

200 mile range Leaf anyone?

Just thinking through what would be required to double the battery capacity on the leaf. I imagine a false floor in the boot could accommodate quite a few cells. But how to connect them? Ideally you would just add more cells to each voltage level but it may be more feasible to leave the existing pac...
by Rory166
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: British Gas Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 7357

Re: British Gas Charger

In my view chaos and confusion reins. I was asked to pay up front and there are now 2 more options. The universal charger at 16 or 32 A cost 60 or 130 if I remember. They are now expected to do 4 per day it would seem, I foolishly chose the last slot of the day so may be disappointed.

Rory
by Rory166
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: British Gas Charger
Replies: 5
Views: 7357

British Gas Charger

Hi All Just got the phone call today from British Gas about installing my charger. They offered the 99 pound upgrade which they state will allow me to charge in 4 hours as I have a 2013 Leaf. I explained that I do not have the 850 pound option of a 6.7 Kw charger so actually it wont be any quicker. ...
by Rory166
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?
Replies: 9
Views: 10397

Re: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?

Thanks Anthony The Scrappie did ask was I the chap that had phoned before and about the battery. It would have been a lot better if they had it! I am getting 100 HiPower 50 Ah Cells so will be interesting to see where they can fit. Will need to build 50 more BMS modules so this is going to take a wh...
by Rory166
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Battery cooling
Replies: 1
Views: 5726

Battery cooling

Hi All I have been giving some thought to battery cooling. I understand the Leaf uses air cooling as well as heating if temperature were too low. I may be mistaken but I seem to have noticed the battery getting hotter when driving economically at 40 mph than when driving at 70 mph which seems counte...
by Rory166
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?
Replies: 9
Views: 10397

Re: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?

Grumpy I think the charger is on top of the motor as the charge socket connects there. I assume the battery voltage was 300v on this version although 14 KWh so less than 50Ah. As you say it is hard to find the information on the net but I will keep trying as you have found it previously. I have just...
by Rory166
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?
Replies: 9
Views: 10397

Re: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?

Thanks Grumpy-B I had come to a similar conclusion. Was bidding on a 2008 this morning but let it go as bit too dear. It had front damage so not ideal. I am really looking for one with a blown engine. Unsure if the Roadster of Four-four are at all similar. Bit unsure about the source of the running ...
by Rory166
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?
Replies: 9
Views: 10397

Re: Anyone know anything about the Smart Electric?

Tim Thanks for coming back. It is a 2011 Smart that I have cannibalised so the latest of the three versions? Yes I agree its ridiculous but the vehicle has been sold to a scrap yard on a break only clause. Nothing actually wrong with the chassis other than slight distortion of one flange at the fron...

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