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by skooler
Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 16 x 60Ah Calb cells - Charger/charging?
Replies: 10
Views: 14112

Re: 16 x 60Ah Calb cells - Charger/charging?

TC Charger - relatively cheap but really good quality.

what a gift!
by skooler
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 20657

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

Schooler Although I will probably not void the Leaf warranty please tell all about how to 3 phase charge the Leaf. I assume you attach the mains in Place of the regenerative motor? Chargemaster fitted a 30 Amp single phase charger last week and I noticed the 3phase fuses are 100 Amp so I could fit ...
by skooler
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 20657

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

Hi Skooler, If your reply was aimed at my last post, it appears Siai47 has got around the need for Chademo protocols/plugs etc by just accessing the battery terminals directly and overriding the main contactor to allow his Brusa access to charge the battery directly. If I understand correctly, this...
by skooler
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 20657

Re: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT

3 phase on board charging on a leaf has been done. Relatively easy and happy to share experiences with this if required.

If you want to charge through the Chademo connector then you are essentially just building a chademo rapidcharger - good luck getting hold of the protocol....
by skooler
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lithium Battery Life
Replies: 1
Views: 5141

Re: Lithium Battery Life

There are some interesting lectures on lithium batteries on Youtube. I watched one on methods of testing that do not require full lifetime cycle testing. Why do Li-ion Batteries die ? and how to improve the situation? by professor Jeff Dahn. One small part of the lecture showed the shortening effec...
by skooler
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 8849

Re: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?

Any scientific reason to do this?
by skooler
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 8849

Re: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?

I see no reason for this.

I capacity tested a couple of cells around a year ago. From 2.7-3.5v, then 2.7 to 4.0v, then 2.7 to 3.5v again.

Guess what... same capacity on both the 3.5v tests.
by skooler
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!
Replies: 9
Views: 11671

Re: Super-Powred Milk Float? Suggestions Please!

Happy to discuss this with you if you like?

Details are at indra.co.uk
by skooler
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Elecscoot E4 scooter with LiFePO4 cells
Replies: 15
Views: 13989

Re: Elecscoot E4 scooter with LiFePO4 cells

Thanks for the update Mike, nice to know it's in good hands One request - if you're so sure it is the sort of thing which gets home conversions banned can you not pass the info to trading standards for a couple of months, I haven't got mine finished yet ! Chris I'm going to keep it to myself for no...
by skooler
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 21 Sep - ELECTRAA - West Mids
Replies: 0
Views: 6391

21 Sep - ELECTRAA - West Mids

Hi All, The Malvern Hills Electric Automobile Association (ELECTRAA) are having their inaugural meeting on 21st September at Malvern Theaters. All welcome. please register through eventbrite. Details below: Carsconfirmed on Display: Morgan + E Tesla BMW i8 and i3, Mazda RX8 Conversion MGEV Nissan Le...

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