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by Peter Eggleston
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Which SLA charger - slow or fast?
Replies: 18
Views: 12948

Re: Which SLA charger - slow or fast?

I find that it is best to charge lead batteries at the rate they can accept current. When mine are low, I start them off at a high rate, ie about 30 amps for the first 40 minutes to an hour, or until the batteries start to fiz. Then I switch to 8 amps for about 3 hours or when they again start to fi...
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Laying batteries on their sides
Replies: 7
Views: 8904

Re: Laying batteries on their sides

Why can't you stand two side by side and then two on top? They would take up the same space.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Grip in the snow?
Replies: 7
Views: 5812

On any car knobley tyres will give better traction in the snow, but on an ev they will also cause more friction losses. If you have regenerative braking on an ev, then this will slow you down without using the brakes in the same way as you would slow down in a normal vehicle by changing down the gea...
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Used 12vLA batteries?
Replies: 2
Views: 3488

I have used these batteries, but not from this seller, and they are very good and last a long time, several years. I have not used this ebay seller and am not sure of his credibility as he has an odd way of listing things sometimes whereby you appear not to be able to buy the batteries at the price ...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Got my donor car! MR2 mk2 G Limited
Replies: 83
Views: 69548

I did not realise that the Ford yoke was a production option, I thought it was a modification that the owner had done. Whatever, I think it would be an easy option to get a machine shop to alter the shaft to suit, bearing in mind that whatever motor you get, you will have to have a part made to conn...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Got my donor car! MR2 mk2 G Limited
Replies: 83
Views: 69548

I think the photo on ebay may be the actual motor, because it has the Ford drive yoke ftted, which the basic motor would not.
I think I paid about £1600 for my motor six years ago including shipping from USA and import duty.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Got my donor car! MR2 mk2 G Limited
Replies: 83
Views: 69548

9" Warp motor

There is a 9" DC Warp motor available on ebay at the moment, the same as I have in my truck. This I think would be ideal for your project, and much better than a fork lift motor. They are as rare as hens teeth in the UK. This I think is a chance not to be missed. The ebay number is 250539409876...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Chevrolet Volt on News Night "Ethical man"
Replies: 6
Views: 12720

Not really applicable to private cars, but of interest is the fact that Smith Electric Vehicles (Tanfield) are against leasing batteries. This is because most commercial buyers lease the whole vehicle, so there is no point in leasing the battery separately.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Got my donor car! MR2 mk2 G Limited
Replies: 83
Views: 69548

Wait and see what it actually sounds like when you finish. Mine already sounds like a jet engine when accelerating.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 20
Views: 15748

Elecsol batteries

I can't stand by and let you waste your money on Elecsol batteries. For ev use they are complete junk. I bought a set of 10 Elecsol 220 batteries for my truck and although they seemed good at first, performance dropped off very quickly and they were useless after 6 months. Compare this to my present...

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