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by Rory166
Mon May 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 33534

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

Peter Point well made. The chademo option will be preferable from that angle and I did buy 2 extra years warantee as well. Hopefully Nissan dont monitor this website to see what I am up to! So back to the chademo option. Will have to see about getting a set of PCBs made to start with. I can see this...
by Rory166
Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: swapping wet cells for gel..advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 24189

Re: swapping wet cells for gel..advice needed

Tim I would say dont do it. The price of Lipo is coming down and they are worth many times a gel cell in terms of useful life. I fitted lipo in place of gel in my wifes disabled buggy 3 years ago. the gel cells would start to lose range and speed after 6 months. The lipos are still as good as new an...
by Rory166
Mon May 26, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 33534

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

New thought. Would it be possible to make a three phase 40KVA charger and connect it straight to the battery thus bypassing the chademo circuit entirely?

Rory
by Rory166
Mon May 26, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Nissan sets out to ‘turn on' one million people to electric
Replies: 6
Views: 19492

Re: Nissan sets out to ‘turn on' one million people to elect

Well Nissan seem to be doing pretty well to me. Most service areas have their fast chargers. What will happen when lots of people start using them I am not sure. I must have charged about 10 times in the last 48 hours and waited twice for other leafs to finish.

Rory
by Rory166
Thu May 22, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 33534

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

e motor werkes seem to make most of their stuff open source. It will be interesting to see what the component cost may be.

Rory
by Rory166
Thu May 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 33534

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

Thanks Grumpy-B

So the car will not charge without the Chademo command to charge.

Well I suppose that puts paid to that idea. Perhaps that is why the EU plan to outlaw the Chademo system apparently?

Rory
by Rory166
Thu May 22, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 33534

LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

Hi All I am just about to collect a 2014 pre registered LEAF. This comes without the 6.6 Kw optional charger but thankfully with the DC input. These are 850 and 500 pound options. It occurs to me that a useful accessory would be a 43Kw 3 phase charger to plug into the DC socket. This would extend th...

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