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by Peter Eggleston
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: charging at work
Replies: 12
Views: 13113

Re: charging at work

My company allowed me to charge my truck at work for 7 years. Then we got a new boss who decided to save money by stopping me from charging. He saved about 50p per day. He also stopped everyone from charging their mobile phones at work so oooh another 50p saved there at least. This guy has now moved...
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Ex UPS lead acids
Replies: 4
Views: 6029

Re: Ex UPS lead acids

I too am waiting and watching for some of these to become available. I am cinfident that they will come in a big batch at some stage. One problem may be that since the scrap value of lead has rocketed it may be profitable for the recyclers to just scrap them without trying to sell the good ones.
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: daed lead acid battery
Replies: 9
Views: 7595

Re: daed lead acid battery

Have you tried looking on ebay for suitable alternative batteries to use. I am still running my truck on second hand lead gel batteries that I bought 7 years ago on ebay for just £11 per 12 volt battery.
It is worth a look before you get rid of your Buddy.
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electric vehicle charge points on the Roman Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

Electric vehicle charge points on the Roman Wall

The Hexham Courant local newspaper carries details of two electric vehicle public charging points which have been installed this week at the Once Brewed visitor centre on Hadrian's wall in rural Northumberland. They are described as being miles from the nearest homes and are to demonstrate that even...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Replies: 22
Views: 15632


I have to express some concern at advice to use either milk float or fork lift motors for electric car conversions. I know a few people have built small cars with fork lift motors which just about get bye, but these motors are in no way the best option for an electric car. The main reason they tend ...
by Peter Eggleston
Mon May 03, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Do I need cyclic batteries?
Replies: 12
Views: 8624

Re: Do I need cyclic batteries?

My head is getting sore from banging it against a brick wall! Item no 220593094415 on ebay. I have been running a set similar to these on my 45 mph slow milk float for the last 7 years doing 3000 miles per year, and they are still going strong. I paid £11.00 per 12 volt battery for mine. They are te...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Carbon fibre AGM batteries!
Replies: 6
Views: 5724

Re: Carbon fibre AGM batteries!

Like Peter and Chris, I too had a set of Elecsol batteries about 10 years ago. I had the big 220 items. At the time they were new technology, but they turned out to be a load of what Peter said. Why risk the same thing happening again until they have been proven, when you know there are better alter...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Which SLA charger - slow or fast?
Replies: 18
Views: 11457

Re: Which SLA charger - slow or fast?

I still say you do not have to buy expensive batteries. I have posted this before,but I paid £11 per 100 amp/hr 12 volt battery for my truck. I do about 3000 miles per year and these batteries are still going strong after 7 years. These are Ex British Telecom lead gel backup batteries. There are sti...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: how to improve my range???
Replies: 25
Views: 12433

Re: how to improve my range???

Get a multimeter and test the voltage of each individual battery immediately after a run. There may be just one battery which drops as low as 8 volts if it is on the way out, which pulls the whole pack voltage down.
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Pictures of my EV
Replies: 5
Views: 8987

Re: Pictures of my EV

What did you do as regards insurance? I was just wondering how easy it is to get insurance on a scratch built electric trike, as I am following you down that road.

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