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by ChrisB
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Pod point and the OLEV
Replies: 0
Views: 10415

Pod point and the OLEV

Seems Pod point have jumped into bed with the government

http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/wg-news-1.n ... enDocument

For yet ANOTHER charge point register :?

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 21496

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

Been out of the loop on this chat :oops: With Nicads, initially there is a huge number of very tiny crystals on the surface of the positive plate, but due to a gradual change in the nickel oxide/hydroxide crystal structure, (usualy from under discharging, "memory effect") these are gradual...
by ChrisB
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Saft Ni-Cd MRE battery reconditioning, (berlingo batts)
Replies: 18
Views: 21496

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 So they should :wink: load them at that level for +15mins and we might be impressed :wink: you'll need some cooling set up on them I suspect or you could cook them a tadge, in my Berlingo its not unusual to s...
by ChrisB
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"
Replies: 113
Views: 99511

Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Are there any non FaceBook reports/photos anywhere Kevin 8)

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"
Replies: 113
Views: 99511

Re: Brighton to London "Future Car Challenge"

Do we have any reports back from this years events :?

I couldnt attend this year due to a prior engagement but I'm pretty sure we had a few members that went :wink:

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Off grid battery / lighting / lathe etc
Replies: 17
Views: 29772

Re: Off grid battery / lighting / lathe etc

Hi All, I have bought a Nikko 2.7kW 48v dc motor, with a brake, off ebay. I have not picked it up yet but it will at the weekend. It has four terminals. three at one end of the motor body and one at the other. I will need to quiz you about these connections. Is there a Nikko Motor guru here? I'm no...
by ChrisB
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Greenpower at Goodwood
Replies: 11
Views: 16914

Re: Greenpower at Goodwood

Was a nice day, did anyone grab any pics ??

Well done Zebedee 8)

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: No Power in my Car
Replies: 11
Views: 19636

Re: No Power in my Car

I'd be very careful about using it or charging it without a BMS on those Li-ions, well unless you dont mind forking out for a new set of batts :shock:

From what I've seen Li-ions are very finiky and can go west with zero warning if over charged or undervolted, you have been warned :wink:

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Greenpower at Goodwood
Replies: 11
Views: 16914

Re: Greenpower at Goodwood

Sorry Kevin didnt see your post :oops:

Well its today , normally starts about 9ish till about 5pm I think, looks like they have some cracking weather for it 8)

First one I've missed in many years :cry:

ChrisB
by ChrisB
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: No Power in my Car
Replies: 11
Views: 19636

Re: No Power in my Car

mattcarr wrote:I think it is related to the BMS. I plugged in a connector the wrong way :oops: so gotta get a new box I think.


Noooooooooooo you mean to say its toasted it :shock: surely they havent made it so you can connect a polarity orientated plug either way round that would be poor.

ChrisB

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