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by flaninacupboard
Tue May 14, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: BBC feature on Nissan LEAF factory
Replies: 6
Views: 19029

Re: BBC feature on Nissan LEAF factory

It is interesting to see the battery. It looks like it is a complete all in one part that just bolts to the underside of the car. I wonder how long it will be before an aftermarket replacement is made available to the older leaf cars? If you use the prius as an example, you will be waiting a LONG t...
by flaninacupboard
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Need to make an adapter for type 2 to caravan type 16A?
Replies: 12
Views: 23821

Re: Need to make an adapter for type 2 to caravan type 16A?

You'll need to make or buy something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/J1772-Active-Vehicle-Control-Board-AVC2-/251201264577?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7cc31bc1 (the modularevpower.com site seems to be down at the moment but it has details) To be honest I would ask your work very nicely to...
by flaninacupboard
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: CALB CA series cell performances
Replies: 59
Views: 68870

Re: CALB CA series cell performances

I've used the miniBMS system on my lithium pack for some time. It top balances, has high voltage and low voltage cell cutoffs, and is temperature compensated (per cell for the distributed system, or per block for the centralised system) I don't have to look at anything, check anything or do anything...
by flaninacupboard
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Converting a Blingo to Lithium
Replies: 17
Views: 3063

Re: Converting a Blingo to Lithium

Sorry Grumpy, I was just suggesting that as an alternative to achieving your same objective (a reliable 50+ mile range) at a lower cost and with considerably less effort/complexity. The reduced power draw from the Nicads and reduced DOD would also greatly extend their remaining lifespan. In fact so ...
by flaninacupboard
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Converting a Blingo to Lithium
Replies: 17
Views: 3063

Re: Converting a Blingo to Lithium

Have you seen CATHI? http://sycomoreen.free.fr/syco_CATHI_FAQ.html The addition of 2x4kwh Enginer systems would add ~40 miles of range, giving you a total of about 65. The kits include chargers and BMS, so no worries there, as far as I can tell the connection to the Berlingo is just one direct DC co...

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