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by Flying John
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Possible to move regen to the brake pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Possible to move regen to the brake pedal?

[quote] But I would never use the regen on a steep downgrade now that's asking for trouble[/quote] But that is just what it is built to do Harry. There is less current going back into the battery on a steep hill regen than on a brisk take off from the traffic lights. I would recommend just driving i...
by Flying John
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Possible to move regen to the brake pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Possible to move regen to the brake pedal?

My advice is do NOT put it into neutral, this will cause very high voltage to appear across the armature under no load condition and when you do plonk it back into forward there will be a spike to quench. I lost my first Berlingo controller to doing this ! You will get used to the light right foot t...
by Flying John
Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Pipe connector for Berlingo Electrique battery top up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Pipe connector for Berlingo Electrique battery top up?

Dont know whether you have this sorted but I never used the adaptor, I just unscrewed the end on the van, took out the spring and the bit of plastic and warmed up a bit of clear placcy tube and pushed it on the end. This was connected to an upturned plastic bottle with the distilled water in it hung...
by Flying John
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Nissan LEAF, NV200
Topic: So should I buy one ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: So should I buy one ??

The range on the Berlingo was down to between 20 - 30 miles and I thought I would sell it while it still had some useful life left in it. Went without an EV for a year and then someone I knew had a leaf and they were selling it as they had ordered a Tesla (deep pockets)! So it has done about 38,000 ...
by Flying John
Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Nissan LEAF, NV200
Topic: So should I buy one ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: So should I buy one ??

So I bought it - hi mileage at 35000 for a 2011 but a good price. Needs a bit of TLC to clean up but it was about the same price as I paid for my 4 yr old Blingo back in 2007. So if I get 7 yrs use out of the Leaf then I will be a happy bunny. Taking a while to get my head round all the features and...
by Flying John
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Nissan LEAF, NV200
Topic: So should I buy one ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

So should I buy one ??

So - after suffering withdrawal symptoms since the trusty old Blingo went, I have been offered a 61 plate leaf with a fairly high mileage of 34,000, owned battery in reasonable shape - owned by a doctor. Problem is I am not sure what I should pay for it ? We buy any car has a buy in price of only £2...
by Flying John
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any good
Replies: 3
Views: 14302

Re: Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any

Just google Solarmiser. Its a cost effective no frills 2 output power diverter.

Seems to do what it says on the tin and reduces the amount you give to the grid (at paltry rates) and allows you to get free hot water or storage heating. Suitable for all resistive loads.

John
by Flying John
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any good
Replies: 3
Views: 14302

Re: Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any

Well I have now had my 3Kwp system installed for a month and am making between 10 - 20KwH per day (avg 12kWh/day this month) Have got a power diverter too, so once I have satisfied the normal house load, the surplus power heats a double size hot tank and then once that is satisfied it goes into a th...
by Flying John
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: History of the Sheffield Uni Berlingos up for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

History of the Sheffield Uni Berlingos up for sale.

I see the Ex Sheffield Uni Berlingo(s) are coming upforsale. Anyone know any of the history of them. I didnt think they were V5 registered and they used them for experiments and around the campus. There were some at Southampton too , which ended in a scrapyard on the south coast but you were not all...
by Flying John
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any good
Replies: 3
Views: 14302

Bitten the bullet-lets see if the Solar PV stuff is any good

After a few years of putting off fitting some solar PV, finally decided to get a small (3.15 Kwp) system fitted. I originally looked a few years ago when payments of 40p/Kwh were being made - but the costs were very high and the panels were not pretty. I have now been able to get a system installed ...

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