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by Peter Eggleston
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Mega City car - premature battery failure
Replies: 7
Views: 12116

Re: Mega City car - premature battery failure

I am assuming that you are running on lead acid batteries. Performance and durability depends on the make and quality of the batteries you fit. I fitted a set of new Elecsol batteries to my truck and they did not even last one year, a complete waste of money. I then fitted a set of second hand ex- B...
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions?
Replies: 11
Views: 31791

Re: How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions

My neighbour recently had solar panels fitted and after a while the supplier came to double check the installation because it was producing way above its expected output. It is however in an ideal location on the side of a valley facing south with no obstruction by trees or shadow. For years people ...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: north east
Replies: 6
Views: 8133

Re: north east meet

If you want to meet up, call my mobile when you get there, Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: north east
Replies: 6
Views: 8133

Re: north east

I don't know where in the North East you are interested in, but this Sunday, 3 July 2011, Corbrige Classic car show is taking place. I will be exhibiting my electric truck and there is supposed to be a Nissan Leaf on display. Otherwise it is classic, vintage or unusual cars motorbikes or commercials...
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Peter's Trike
Replies: 8
Views: 23914

Re: Peter's Trike

Not much progress. Other things have been taking priority.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV Charge Point Research for Masters Dissertation
Replies: 6
Views: 8300

Re: EV Charge Point Research for Masters Dissertation

I have tried to complete this survey and it does not work. It will not take comments.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: EV Charger Maps
Replies: 62
Views: 65779

Re: EV Charger Maps

I thought the same thing so phew I'm not mad either.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: charging at work
Replies: 12
Views: 14250

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: 6653

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.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Do replacing SAFT batts work ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Do replacing SAFT batts work ?

I have found that if the voltage of one battery in a series string goes low because it is failing, it will quickly pull down the voltage of the whole string. It is much better to just bypass the ailing battery. Although I do not know how easily this could be done on a Bingo.
Peter

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