I have an older conversion (approx 1995) with golf cart batteries in my truck, 120V system and due to the weight and inefficient automatic transmission, it pulls close to 200A at ~55 MPH My easiest and fastest commute is 5-6 miles freeway plus a short distance of 40 MPH streets on each end, so I do pull more power than I really want but the batteries are still surviving after 2 years and 8k mi. In fact, I have not noticed much degradation yet, I can still do an occasional 25 mi trip which is close to max range if freeway is involved - I can squeeze a few more miles out at lower speed streets, but too many red lights and the range goes through the floor.
Cor van de Water Chief Scientist Proxim Wireless Corporation http://www.proxim.com Email: cwa...@proxim.com Private: http://www.cvandewater.info Skype: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -----Original Message----- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Jay Summet via EV Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:45 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals & lugs -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 06/03/2014 10:19 AM, KenA via EV wrote: > I'm tempted to build a set of lugged cables to try but I think my > use pattern may be the real culprit here. > > My commute is now 15 miles of mostly highway travel - typically at > 55mph. It's not uncommon for me to be pulling 200+ amps for > extended periods of time. From what I'm hearing, FLA in any > configuration may not be a good option for this mission. Maybe I > should just buy a Leaf... > > I have driven my truck (2-3 times in the last 4 years) for a 20 mile round trip at 50-55mph, but I did 10 miles out, and it had at least 20-30 minutes of wait/recovery/cool-down time before the trip back. My regular commutes are all in the 25-45mph speed range, city driving, mostly on 35mph roads, typically 8 miles at a time, but sometimes 20-25 miles. Jay -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iEYEARECAAYFAlOOM98ACgkQSWJjSgPNbM9vMACfWLoEwCLzEnnD+2Wcd9gFVdKp YTAAoJECVgFQPeeY6n0r52M/kRDG86Eu =8WQb -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)