EV Digest 7001

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Re: Plexiglas enclosures.
        by "Lawrence Rhodes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  2) melted battery post
        by Ted Sanders <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  3) Trojan T105 measurements.
        by JS <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  4) Re: melted battery post
        by Bob Bath <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  5) RE: Voltage sag in CivicWithACord solved
        by "Phil Marino" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  6) Re: WZ cool advertising was: Zombie Rips into the 11s !!!!
        by Jim Husted <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  7) July Meeting Place
  8) Re: WZ cool advertising was: Zombie Rips into the 11s !!!!
        by Jim Husted <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
  9) RE: Voltage sag in CivicWithACord solved
        by Bob Bath <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 10) Re: article: US$15,000 Carbon Fibre Enertia electric motorcycle to hit 
stores in early 2008
        by lyle sloan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 11) Got Amps
        by "Richard Acuti" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 12) RE: Got Amps
        by "Phil Marino" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 13) Re: Required Fire sticker for WA State
        by "Joe Smalley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 14) Electricity Book
        by "Joseph T. " <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 15) Re: Electricity Book
        by Bob Bath <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 16) Re: Electricity Book
        by "Zeke Yewdall" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 17) Re: Electricity Book
        by Dan Frederiksen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 18) Convert 1995 Civic to Parallel Hybrid
        by Larry Licata <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 19) Re: Got Amps
        by "Andrew Kane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 20) Converted super cars
        by Dan Frederiksen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 21) Re: Electricity Book
        by "patrick DonEgan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 22) Re: Converted super cars
        by "Joseph T. " <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 23) Re: Honda Civic Crankshaft?
        by "Joseph T. " <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 24) Re: Electricity Book
        by "Rob Hogenmiller" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 25) Re: melted battery post
        by "Joseph T. " <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 26) Re: Honda Civic Crankshaft?
        by Christopher Robison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 27) Re: Electricity Book
        by Mike Sandman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 28) Re: melted battery post
        by "Zeke Yewdall" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 29) Re: melted battery post
        by Christopher Robison <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 30) Re: Electricity Book
        by "David Roden" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 31) RE: Another EV smile
        by Jeff Mccabe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Could have been a loose connection under the plexiglass.  That is something
to think about.  However PFC's tend not to get hot wires.  Lawrence
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To: "EV LIST" <EV@listproc.sjsu.edu>; "EVBMS" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 7:32 AM
Subject: Plexiglas enclosures.

Guys & girls,
    I have made a rather startling discovery about using Plexiglas as an
enclosure for power electronics. Plexiglas burns really well!!
I had the brilliant (well sort of) idea to make the enclosure for my rather
unique PFC capacitive coupled charger so people could see the inner workings
of the beast and at the same time provide electrical isolation, I.E. keeping
curious fingers away from 300 VDC. ( hey it was a good idea at the time)
   I have been using the charger on a daily basis for the past couple years
without incident. A couple days ago something failed in the charger and
ignited the Plexiglas. OOH HAH by the time I noticed the failure the charger
was a flaming blob of plastic. I doubt I'll ever know what failed other than
it was not the rectifiers, everything else is covered in melted plastic and
dry chemical fire extinguisher powder. The only things that were hurt were
the charger and my pride however if it had been an unattended late night
recharge my shop would have burnt to the ground.
   So a word to the wise don't use Plexiglas for your enclosure when parts
can fail and ignite it, and always have a fire extinguisher handy.


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Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 22:08:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeff Mccabe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: RE: Another EV smile
To: ev@listproc.sjsu.edu
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 You might be Alan,
 I definitely worked through allot of electrical
issues. The best thing I did was remove the entire
stock fuse and relay panel and used a 12 circuit hot
rod unit. The stock unit had 34 fuzzed circuits and 22
relays ! 
Thanks, Jeff McCabe

--- Alan Brinkman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Jeff,
> After looking at your EV Album listing, your parts
> used, and modified,
> and the great result you have come up with, I would
> not say you are an
> electronic novice.  Maybe at the start, but after 16
> months, I think you
> could teach the class now.  Great car, I hope you
> enjoy it a lot!
> Alan Brinkman
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of Jeff Mccabe
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 2:13 PM
> To: ev-list
> Subject: Another EV smile
>  Well my 928 is finally on the road! It took its
> maiden voyages on Wednesday.
>  Thanks to everyone on the ev-list for your help.A
> few
> that have helped directly are , Cor van de Water,
> Bob
> Bath for pointing me in the right direction. Most of
> the time I remained in lurk mode and used many great
> ideas from the very knowledgeable people here. In
> particular Lee Hart for his voltage clamper and pack
> monitor designs. So simple that even a electronic
> novice like myself can understand. :<)
> Thanks again, 
> Jeff McCabe
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/736

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