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by Rory166
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Morris Minor Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Morris Minor Conversion

There is a damaged Ion on ebay for 4.8K which is rear wheel drive. Not sure if there is room on the moggy for the drive train. Might have to raise the boot floor. Would have the advantage of rapid charging.

Rory
by Rory166
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: LEAF CHARGER PROJECT
Replies: 18
Views: 26454

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 a...
by Rory166
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Morris Minor Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Morris Minor Conversion

Rich I drive a forklift powered seicento and I would say it is underpowered and motor overheats using lithium batteries. It can do 60 mph if there is a bit of downhill to get going but as soon as a bit of uphill you are down to 40. I do tow a little. On a conversion the choice is more between clutch...
by Rory166
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Do Berlingos require an MOT?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Do Berlingos require an MOT?

Hi Grumpy-B I think my Berlingo is not an LCV. The V5 looks exactly the same as my Seicento although I only have the page 2 of course. I am not sure if it says LCV or does it just populate the carrying capacity line with a weight figure? The LCV is usually on the soon to be abolished tax disc but is...
by Rory166
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Do Berlingos require an MOT?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Re: Do Berlingos require an MOT?

RORY, NO M O T required on electric commercial vehicles, the previous owners of you vehicle may have got the M O T just to show say a new purchaser that the vehicle is sound from the all the things on the M O T, I have had my (shiny) red van M O Td three times but haven't bothered fo the past two y...
by Rory166
Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Do Berlingos require an MOT?
Replies: 9
Views: 281

Do Berlingos require an MOT?

I had the belief that commercial electric vehicles do not require an MOT. Having now purchased a Berlingo I find it has had an MOT history. Is this because there are folding rear seats fitted? It does not state the no. of seats on the V5. There are no windows at the back which used to be important w...
by Rory166
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Berlingo cells
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Berlingo cells

Are there any cells available these days? I am hoping to rescue a van with a bad cell.

Rory
by Rory166
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 12024

Re: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?

Mike I am not sure I can do the subject justice in a post. Might be better to watch the video. To sumarise the plates and electrolyte are stable and non reactive. Only when charged do the Lithium molecules move into the plates and become highly reactive. A protective layer forms which protects the p...
by Rory166
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lithium Battery Life
Replies: 1
Views: 7736

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 effect...
by Rory166
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 12024

Re: Lifepo4 cells . Initial charge or not?

Just watched the recent Jack Rickard Youtube seminar on Lithium batteries. Well tried to watch as it turned out to be an insomnia cure. Anyway I caught a remark that the initial charge should be very slow I think he said several days?

Rory

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