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by retepsnikrep
Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: capacitors
Replies: 1
Views: 3425

Auxilliary

I use a Maxwell 58F 15V Supercapacitor instead of a 12v pb auxilliary battery in my van conversion. I have thought about buying some more to buffer the power from my aging Li-ion main drive pack. :)

http://www.solarvan.co.uk/15v56fsupercap.pdf
by retepsnikrep
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Hybrids, the debate starts here.
Replies: 42
Views: 101704

Smug mode

theinsightfullone wrote:
[smug Insight driver mode on]

Ah but can you get into the 90mpg club????????

[smug Insight driver mode off]


Or the 100mpg+ club? :P
by retepsnikrep
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: A Little About My Insight
Replies: 6
Views: 21797

Happily

Happily I hope, a meeting of minds and eccentric enthusiasts, like all of us on here :)
by retepsnikrep
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: A sad day....
Replies: 7
Views: 5616

Sad but sensible in the end!

Sad but sensible in the end as we discussed many times ;)

No point converting a pile of old junk anymore like I did. We need modern looking aerodynamic lightweight EV's that inspire people. :wink:

Peter
by retepsnikrep
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: A Little About My Insight
Replies: 6
Views: 21797

Welcome

I knew there was only one Mark Elvin :D Perhaps meet up one day! 8)
by retepsnikrep
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Readymade lithium iron phosphate packs
Replies: 16
Views: 14768

Performance

Someone on the EV discussion list has been testing PHET cells and they haven't been looking that good. Some original Thundersky cells performed well (100 & 200Ah) whilst others were fairly poor. They rather ruined their reputation in the US with a large batch of cells thay were simply junk. The...
by retepsnikrep
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: G-Wiz
Topic: Solar 'Wiz
Replies: 7
Views: 951

I did do the solar thingy.

Interesting but I would not bother again in the northern UK, nice talking point and raises lots of interest, but not very practical. :) However when cells reach 50% efficency and 50% lighter in a few years, might be a real winner as my 2Msq roof could then provide 1kw in ideal conditions. If I lived...
by retepsnikrep
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Speedo
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Speedo

Also, does anyone know where I stand legally? My understanding is that: - 1. a working speedo is not required as for the MOT 2. not having a working speedo is illegal 3. a push bike speedo will keep me legal Floydster Correct in my view if we are talking about road use obviously, my EV's have used ...
by retepsnikrep
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Photos from the Bristol Balloon Fiesta
Replies: 12
Views: 28997

Nice Pics

Well done Guys! Nice balloons :) (Guys, as in a collection of individuals of either sex who have performed a useful task) Hang on, why am I explaining the meaning of my phrase? It must be PC gone mad :x
by retepsnikrep
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: An Insight into a Honda Insight.
Replies: 24
Views: 58339

It helps.

Hot air certainly helps!!! LOL :wink:

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