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by esbro
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Buying batteries from China
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Buying batteries from China

Thanks Grumpy-b, I have emailed the address given. Regards ..... Steve
by esbro
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, My car (B200) definitely has canbus - that's what worries me. The ECU might be redundant, but a lot of safety bits feed into it, so have got to keep it around. Yes I'm using the power side of the enova system but using Johannes Heubner's kit to drive it. Interesting to find out about signa...
by esbro
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, You say no motor connected ?? Well that scuppers my next idea - how is motor connected Star or delta - it is 3ph ac ? how may wires 3 or 4 ? I'm about a mile from J18 M1 (near Rugby). I'm quite often up your way visiting my daughter in Newton le Willows. I've been asking around as to what ...
by esbro
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, I've just had another thought - have you checked your capacitor bank ? Not quite the full enova package, but the motor and inverter (which I have dismantled to use the parts). I'm making a new inverter heatsink using liquid cooling - it will be roughly the size of yours. I cut the box lid ...
by esbro
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, Quote was from Adrian Flux too. I went to them first as they insure my 1935 Morris 8. I asked for a ballpark figure because my project won't be finished until this time next year, to spread the costs - starting it about March 2019. My car is 2008 Mercedes B200 CDI Sport. I know it pretty w...
by esbro
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, I'm no electronics expert (in fact I'm just a dabbler), but I intend to leave the toroid chokes in place. I bet there's a lot of noise generated in the o/p cables. Can't think what's causing 115vac on your heatsink - it may be coming from something duff on inverter o/p ?? I've now finished...
by esbro
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, I'm back. Eyes fixed - only need specs for soldering :| . There's a lot been going on since last in contact (weddings etc) but now ready to start work on inverter. Any luck with enova 12v charger board ? Last time you were going to plug it in to rectified mains !?? I'm still having trouble...
by esbro
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Buying batteries from China
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Buying batteries from China

Hi Everyone, Does anyone have any experience in buying batteries (LiFePo4) from Chinese companies ?? I have found it difficult, to say the least, to source suitable batteries through Alibaba (and his 40 thieves? ). Getting the correct spec can be hard enough, but once over that hurdle there's the pr...
by esbro
Fri May 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter - No, MB did actually make some Electric A class cars, but using the ZEBRA Sodium Nickel Chloride battery - there's a film on youtube somewhere. I almost went down that route myself, but all the used batteries were well beyond their sell-by date. Best price I've seen in UK is around £1 per ...
by esbro
Thu May 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger
Replies: 24
Views: 1951

Re: ENOVA 12v Battery Charger

Hi Peter, You certainly have gone to town with the "ripping out" of parts. Interesting idea about ABS - are you sure it's not an MOT requirement, as it was in there as original ? I'm going to leave the car as near to standard as I can, without compromising the electric conversion. This is ...

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