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by Tim
Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: What power socket?
Replies: 5
Views: 6078

Hi Lee, The BVS is currently preparing guidance on what is needed to make an EV charge point. The draft guidance recommends us of a 16 Amp IP44 "Commando" connector like the blue ones that you find at caravan sites. They are illustrated at the EV Network . Lots of manufacturers make them. ...
by Tim
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: G-Wiz
Topic: What batteries ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Older vehicles had 8 x Chloride CMP Classic EV 3ET200 batteries again 200 Amp-hours, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded. Of course these may have been replaced by Trojan T125s subsequently. I understand that the T125 is now out of production, so assume that they're changing over to T125+ batteries. Comme...
by Tim
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charging Points Database
Replies: 7
Views: 6566

Now over 100 members and over 160 locations (including public ones) where a vehicle can be charged.

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http://www.ev-network.org.uk
by Tim
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Links
Topic: The EV re-charging network
Replies: 7
Views: 20904

The EV Network http://www.EV-Network.org.uk now has over 100 members spread across the UK who are willing to share their home or business charge point with other members as well as documentating the increasing number of public charge points. Recent growth in public charge points includes 2 shopping ...
by Tim
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 54
Views: 7165

Grumpy-b wrote:NFU do however still do their own insurance, it's not farmed out.

You would have thought that if anyone would farm it out it would be NFU..
by Tim
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: South: Sun 6th July '08: National BVS London-Brighton Run.
Replies: 52
Views: 47371

arsharpe wrote:Actually my maths is flawed. I actually did nearly 200 miles in 1.5 days. Must write it up for qdos for the mag. Do I get a price for the furthest EV driven for the event ? ;-)

Beats me. I Wizzed 122 miles on the day + 2 x 24 miles into and out of London = 170 miles.
by Tim
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: South: Sun 6th July '08: National BVS London-Brighton Run.
Replies: 52
Views: 47371

However, I am now minus a relatively expensive bright yellow/orange extension lead (about 30 m) left at Handcross. If anyone picked it up please let me know. Assuming that's the "JCB" one, I took it from Handcross to Brighton as it was unclaimed. I think that John Crayton has it now. He a...
by Tim
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: G-Wiz
Topic: Generator in Bonnet of G-Wiz
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Hi, The converted vehicle is here http://www.batteryvehiclesociety.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=29 . I think that if you use a 1kW mains generator but the vehicle wants 3kW initially then the generator will trip out. I think that the maximum current on a charger can be limited to be within the capacity...
by Tim
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone installed a public charging point
Replies: 30
Views: 22877

In theory you shouldnt actually have a supply companies earth on a socket used for outside use and the socket should be supplied with just phase and neutral, with its own earthing via a stake next to it and then have a RCD for supplementary protection, this is due to the fact you have now taken a s...
by Tim
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: 9v to 12v
Replies: 10
Views: 9906

As the currents and voltages are small, why not just use a series of diodes? Memory suggest that each diode will drop about 0.6 volts, so 5 diodes will produce the 3 volt drop that you want. I've got some radio control gear that's nominally 6 volts running off a small 9 volt battery for space reason...

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