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by EV_dub
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 25607

Re: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)

Yes its frustrating these are sealed units. The saft batteries used in aircraft are made up of individual cells. We test these by discharging each cell with c1 rating and then gently to 0.6v and cap off each cell before they go into reverse polarity. Also we are able to replace only the weak cells i...
by EV_dub
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 25607

Re: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery restoration, (berlingo batts)

Again I tested them with 100amps load tester for 2 mins and both hold 6volts under load :D :wink: load them at that level for +15mins and we might be impressed ChrisB Yes, a capacity test will be next just as soon as I get them all at the same level. The 3hr rate is 100ah so a 30 amp for 3 hrs is c...
by EV_dub
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 25607

Re: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery restoration, (berlingo batts)

Charged the first two Batts with 6amps constant current for 21hours. After a few a hours to rest they are both holding 6.8volts Again I tested them with 100amps load tester for 2 mins and both hold 6volts under load :D 6 more batteries to go!! I forgot to mention I might be selling these as I dont h...
by EV_dub
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 25607

Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)

Thought I might share my battery restoration experience on here. So I have 8 100ah mre units 6v from a Berlingo. They have been stood for a while and showing varying voltages from 4.5-6v A quick test with my 100amp battery tester shows promising results without any major voltage sag. First of all I ...
by EV_dub
Wed May 11, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: lucas hybrid electic car on ebay!!
Replies: 1
Views: 9989

lucas hybrid electic car on ebay!!

On ebay:

SPOTTED THIS ONE OFF HYBRID ELECTRIC CAR built in the 80s, DESIGNED BY OGLE, LUCAS AND RELIANT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MEWAX:VRI
by EV_dub
Tue May 10, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need an towing A frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 10604

Re: Need an towing A frame.

The train weight is a different issue. The van loaded to 3500kg will have sufficient tractive effort to climb a gradient (I forget what it is but it is steep) but if it was towing a trailer to a train weight of 3500kg there would be less weight over the driving wheels and so it would have reduced t...
by EV_dub
Mon May 09, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need an towing A frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 10604

Re: Need an towing A frame.

Thanks for your input. Yea looks like a frame with an overrun brake is the only way. Dosen't make sense to me. If my van is designed to carry a total load of 3500kg, then why can't I have a Train weight of 3500kg. ah well.. The car will actualy fit inside the van, only it won't quite fit through the...
by EV_dub
Fri May 06, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need an towing A frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 10604

Re: Need an towing A frame.

If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary Category B licence, you can drive the following: •a trailer over 750 kilograms maximum gross weight as long as it is no more than the unladen or 'kerb' weight of the towing vehicle (up to 3,500 kilograms in total) Towing a car...
by EV_dub
Thu May 05, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need an towing A frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 10604

Need an towing A frame.

Is anyone out there able to lend/hire me an A frame??

Its the Alternative energy racing at Santa Pod next weeked. Need to transport the Golf electric!!

I have a Van to do the towing!
by EV_dub
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Golf conversion, after a year!
Replies: 6
Views: 13527

Re: Golf conversion, after a year!

Ah thats handy, thanks Chris. So I can see im am discharging to about 55% DOD at 12v and 70% DOD AT 11.7 so C1 = 80ah*156v= 12480wh 70% DOD= 8736wh at 30 miles per charge= 291wh per mile at 34 miles per charge= 256wh per mile

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