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by anachrocomputer
Sat May 24, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Any one know anything about Ecomoped or Sakura ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4124

The Ecomoped claims to have a 1500W motor, so it's too big to be classed as an "assisted pedal cycle". That means, you'll need a tax disc, registration, insurance, a bike licence and a helmet. The tax disc would be free, of course. The Sakuras (at least, the ones that I've seen) are 250W a...
by anachrocomputer
Fri May 16, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 11422

I should explain a bit more about the lithium-ion cell. The oil-like fluid that we drained out was not an electrolyte, and the "plates" that you can see are not the actual working parts of the cell. I think the oil was either an electrical insulator, a heat conductor, or a way to keep wate...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Th!nk Show and tell, Bristol
Replies: 17
Views: 12187

I'd like to see the new Think car -- and I spoke to someone at the IET meeting today who was also keen on it, so there may be interest from others in the Bristol area. We'd need to make sure it was publicised properly.
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BEVoB Meeting, May 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 6077

BEVoB Meeting, May 2008

Just for a change, we held the May meeting of the Battery Electric Vehicles of Bristol (BVS south-west branch) at the pub in Stoke Gifford: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604921245231/ Chris Faulkener brought along his electric bike conversion, Nikki drove in with her City-El...
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Trabant EV Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 7300

Trabant EV Conversion

Yes, it's another Bristol EV photo-story, this time the conversion of an East German Trabant to electric power. It's a 120V system, with lead-acid batteries (six in the front, four in the back):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604747849759/
by anachrocomputer
Tue May 06, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 11422

Lithium-Ion Cell and City-El Bearings

A couple of photo-sets that show the kind of crazy things that we do in Bristol -- just for fun, of course! Firstly, we have some shots of Russ and Nikki fitting new wheel bearings in a City-El: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157604028399531/ And now one that's a whole lot more ...
by anachrocomputer
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charge point symbol
Replies: 10
Views: 8341

There's a clearer shot of the Cribbs Causeway sign here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/402211467/

It's painted on the floor, and getting a bit tatty now, after about a year.
by anachrocomputer
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Photos from El Weekend '08, Bristol
Replies: 0
Views: 6267

Photos from El Weekend '08, Bristol

Here are my photos of the goings-on at the El Weekend '08, when we had five City-El electric bubble cars, two of them non-runners: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anachrocomputer/sets/72157603749755316/ We fixed the fault in the first non-runner, which was blowing fuses due to a shorted transient suppr...
by anachrocomputer
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV-Album. Add your vehicles to it!
Replies: 7
Views: 4660

My Mini-El (City-El) is on there.
by anachrocomputer
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Battery Voltages
Replies: 10
Views: 11090

Just wondering what state the vehicle was in when you took that log of the serial data. Was it charging? Or discharging (i.e. running)? Or idle? Thing is, I can see some negative numbers there, and that reminds me of Nikki's BMS on the City-El where current is negative or positive according to charg...

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