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by Rory166
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dragon Astra TLC required

Hope this photo triggers fond memories

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127361327 ... 072069521/

As you can see I removed all the cells for testing and here they are along with the two replacements.

Rory
by Rory166
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Long range lithium conversion
Replies: 147
Views: 4637

Re: Long range lithium conversion

I am not sure which came first ( chicken or egg) but what I have ended up with is 2 dead cells that are swollen to hell. It makes sense to me that high current would make for high temperature and I assume swelling like I have would surely need high temperature. I think I have read that cells swell w...
by Rory166
Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dragon Astra TLC required

Mike Yes 1st gear is probably not needed. I think the final drive has failed rather than the input because one side is much noisier than the other. There is a top balancing BMS in the charger but nothing to monitor individual cells at the bottom. I will leave things as they are for the time being. L...
by Rory166
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dragon Astra TLC required

Thanks to Tim I now have some cells to repair the Car. When I got home from Tim's house there was a replacement gearbox sat on a pallet so I had better get cracking. I suppose the huge torque that an electric motor can produce in first gear must have destroyed the final drive bearings. Before that I...
by Rory166
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Long range lithium conversion
Replies: 147
Views: 4637

Re: Long range lithium conversion

Hi All Just read some of this thread out of interest as I drove to Tims house yesterday to collect some cells for repairing the Astra. Bit of a trip from Norwich so I decided to ICE being as I don't yet have rapid charging 24/7 route from Norwich to the West. I could probably reach the services at P...
by Rory166
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Using a battery dc source to power the home along with solar
Replies: 4
Views: 9261

Re: Using a battery dc source to power the home along with s

Used lead acid cells should not cost much. Last time I took them to the scrap and got 25p per kilo. As you know the export electricity is usually not metered but you get paid for half what you generate. I am not sure if systems are available to use up the excess from your panels by battery charging....
by Rory166
Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dragon Astra TLC required

Ah so the regen could be controlled by the brake light switch. Seems a bit crude just to have one level of regen. Is this Zapi normal practice?

Rory
by Rory166
Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Dragon Astra TLC required

I know you should not reply to your own post but I will anyway. Starting to look at Electrifit Zapi controllers and I see they may do a regenerative braking setup. I think this may be what I have got as there is a complicated array of 5 contactors which seems similar to the photos I have seen. If so...
by Rory166
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Dragon Astra TLC required
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Dragon Astra TLC required

Yesterday I collected the first Astra conversion from Dragon vehicles circa 2009. Dare I say it, the only Astra conversion? On test driving the vehicle the thing I noticed was the final drive is the noisiest I have ever heard, ICE noise will cover a lot but not this I imagine. The noise is mainly on...
by Rory166
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: ECCPLC C1 ev'ie
Topic: Charging adaptors
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Charging adaptors

I know this is an old thread but I have just been referred by another forum. The AV2 is not suitable for this adapter as it requires a 12v supply. All that is required I think is a diode and 1.2k ohm resistor to ground to indicate to the charger that car is connected and requesting power. The push b...

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