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by electric cat
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the pull - Advice required for towing an electric car.
Replies: 24
Views: 12148

Weight limits

Nearly all the evs currently on sale are Quadricycles which by law have to be below 400Kg WITHOUT batteries. They also have to be of limited power and top speed [< 50mph] What the law says about quadricycles towing i have no idea but i would expect it to be pretty negative, even if it is only an emp...
by electric cat
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the pull - Advice required for towing an electric car.
Replies: 24
Views: 12148

Ah yes but as EC says the vehicle ignition has to be on or possibley on to allow the steering lock to be off so hence the regen !! Of course the Blingo can be turned on to position 1 which is steering unlocked but main contactor not on ChrisB Quite right the steering lock is only off if the contact...
by electric cat
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 9v to 12v
Replies: 10
Views: 9082

dc to dc conversion

any chance of a circuit diagram?
by electric cat
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the pull - Advice required for towing an electric car.
Replies: 24
Views: 12148

You should be able to go above 30, but make sure the battery isn't fully charged as the reva roughly dumps 30amps back into the battery at 30mph with no feet on any pedals, so if it is fully charged or anywhere near it it will cook the batteries if taken on a long tow. the A frame can only be used w...
by electric cat
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good link to convert EV skeptics
Replies: 26
Views: 19276

Surely the main incentive the car Cos have is their very strong links with the oil Cos - as mentioned in WKTEC we are about at peak oil - ie half of all known oil has been sold at a very low average price compared with the current price. Therefore the potential value of what is left is some mega val...
by electric cat
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Educate me!
Replies: 5
Views: 4743

Hi Tom, If you had access to a programmer - or the programming software for the controller you would be able to up the max rpm - but you should first find out the reccomended value for the motor! The max amps are pulled just as you start - especially if you are facing up hill with a heavy load. As t...
by electric cat
Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: G-Wiz
Topic: Solar 'Wiz
Replies: 7
Views: 915

solar charging

Don't forget that if you don't wire it to the charger side of the shunt then the bms won't notice whatever little charge you gain and it won't be reflected on the SOC gauge. also this could lead to over charging if you left it plugged in while going on holiday. The trouble is wiring it correctly or ...

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