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by Peter Eggleston
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: SIMPLE BATTERY CHARGER
Replies: 28
Views: 20728

Battery charger

It is possible to use an electric arc welder as a variable transformer in conjunction with a bridge rectifier, instead of a variac. This may be more robust than the variac and not overheat and smell as much. I have not tried this myself, but I know the milk float boys do this. You should not do any ...
by Peter Eggleston
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Flat plate Battery verses Tubular
Replies: 7
Views: 8661

Milk floats

Steady! I don't like that word bain, or should it not be bane?
Peter.
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: SIMPLE BATTERY CHARGER
Replies: 28
Views: 20728

Battery charger

90 volts onto a 60 volt pack will be OK at first but you will not be able to fully charge your pack like this. Once it is about 80% charged, the current supplied will be too high for the battery to take and it will gas severely. What I do at this stage is change to a smaller charger. In my case a va...
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A cry for help !
Replies: 13
Views: 11032

Forward/reverse contactor

What you have here is a double contactor for selecting forward or reverse on your car. Malcolm is spot on with his explanation of the small wires, one contactor being on for forward and the other on for reverse. I believe there should be 4 large cables rather than just 3. There should be one coming ...
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Best Traction lead acids?
Replies: 6
Views: 6033

Hi For three years now I have been running my truck on lead gel batteries as used by British Telecom as backup power for transmission stations and they are still getting better. These can be bought on ebay for very little money. I have paid as little as £ 11.00 for a 40 kg battery. They may be ne...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Alloy wheels , fit or not to fit
Replies: 10
Views: 9568

Alloy wheels

Hi I fitted alloy wheels to my electric truck and performance improved all round. Each wheel weighed 5 lb less than the original steel wheel which meant a 20 lb reduction in the unsprung weight. Speed, acceleration, hill climbing ability and range all improved even though the alloy wheels are wider....
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Wilson Electric Car
Replies: 4
Views: 11950

Partridge Wilson

This vehicle was featured in an article in Battery Vehicle Review volume 26 number 6, Jan/Feb 2002.
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Dilston Classic Vehicle Show
Replies: 0
Views: 3475

Dilston Classic Vehicle Show

MG Northumbria is staging its third Classic Vehicle Show in the grounds of Dilston Castle on Sunday 1st July 07. The venue is one mile west of the historic town of Corbridge, just off the A695. Exhibits include cars and historic commercial vehicles up to 1980, motorcycles and other interesting vehic...

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