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by Rory166
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Who is looking to buy a new electric car this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 33738

Re: Who is looking to buy a new electric car this year?

Hi All I bought a Leaf in May. It was registered by the dealer in January 14 and had 40 miles on the clock. At 13,500 i Thought this was a bargain and is the only new car I have ever bought, well nearly new I suppose. I can see no reason why lots more people are not chasing deals like this. Long jou...
by Rory166
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Maximum power a Zoe/Kangoo can take from single phase
Replies: 1
Views: 12461

Re: Maximum power a Zoe/Kangoo can take from single phase

Hi Rob I was looking at this recently. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevorev/8017034940/ My conclusion was that only the Zoe has the chameleon system and no evidence that the Kangoo has it. This was disappointing as it was a Kangoo that interested me. I think the Zoe is a more recent launch. Le...
by Rory166
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: BMW I3
Replies: 3
Views: 13862

Re: BMW I3

Jonathan

Any idea how to open the bonnet to look at the motor? They have the i8 which is 100g apparently. That looks well space ship styling but again no idea how to open the boot or bonnet.

Talking of regen I think I could get used to one pedal. Not much adjustment with the leaf.

Rory
by Rory166
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Help Mega my mega city has gone bang!
Replies: 1
Views: 11812

Re: Help Mega my mega city has gone bang!

Hi Brent Shame I have only just read this as I was over your way ish on Friday and would have happily lent a hand. Does the E-bay car dealer have to offer some sort of minimal guarantee I wonder? In general terms it does sound as if the motor may have failed. I would suggest the purchase of a cheap ...
by Rory166
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Is a BMS actually necessary on LifePo4 cells.
Replies: 6
Views: 23356

Is a BMS actually necessary on LifePo4 cells.

Hi All Yesterday I was shown a vehicle with loads of Lifepo4 cells and no BMS. Apparently all the cells were bottom balanced on install and then pack charged until the lowest capacity cell reached 3.7v at which point the pack voltage was noted and used as a cut-off value for the charger. Clearly whi...
by Rory166
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 23249

Re: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?

Hi All Am I right in assuming that it may be appropriate to have a slightly different number of Life po4 cells than leaf cells to achieve an optimum compromise match? The voltages of the two packs will automatically match at all times. The higher total circuit resistance of each pack will determine ...
by Rory166
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 23249

Re: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?

Beemer For the benefit of those like me who are not quite up to speed, would you be kind enough to expand your info. SOC % Leaf V LifePo4 V 100 4.1 3.5 50 2 I am not sure which you are calling the fitted pack? A half pack of Leaf cells would have half voltage unless the cans are opened I think. Rory
by Rory166
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: ECCPLC C1 ev'ie
Topic: Not strictly a Evie problem but appropriate.
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Not strictly a Evie problem but appropriate.

On this topic I have been wondering how to source a plug for the encoder on the AC35 I bought from you recently. Any Ideas?

Rory
by Rory166
Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 23249

Re: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?

The method that I am intending to try is having a second pack with contactor and BMS, no data linkup. The only parts I am needing are a pair of battery connectors to make a T-piece. And a contactor. In my view the packs will not share load current equally, particularly as I will be using different b...
by Rory166
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 23249

Re: 200 mile range Leaf anyone?

Apologies for bumping my own thread. I had the privilege of discussing this with Peter yesterday. It seems that merely adding battery capacity would be unlikely to work because the Leaf probably assesses the state of charge by counting used power and might simply refuse to use the extra capacity. Th...

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