We stayed here in Crystal River where the eye looked like it was just going to hit. But today Monday morning things look pretty good. I've taken down all my solar panels along and boards on Windows , the usual. I think Jerry over in Tampa got it worse than us. We've actually been pretty busy. We have what is called the assisted conversion plan and that's where I help people do their conversions at our shop. I'm helping someone do a Camaro right now with an 11 inch motor and automatic transmission. I'm not a big fan of automatic transmission and we'll see how this works ( not my idea) Also doing a few small projects for people with Nissan Leaf batteries set up for replacing golf cart packs.
"months), not left on float chargers to rot. The higher their specific energy (meaning higher SG electrolyte), the more they suffer from grid corrosion. PS - I wouldn't call most cars or pickups with 16 golf car batteries "lead sleds." I have quite a collection of golf cart batteries that I've taken out of old conversions either to upgrade to lithium or people selling them so cheap I couldn't say no. a trick that I have been doing to find out how good the batteries are and bring them back somewhat is to split the pack in half charge one half while just discharging the other half into the first half with a extra battery that I swap the positive and negative to charge one pack or the other. So a 96 volt pack could break down into two 48 volt packs with a 12 volt a GM to push the power from one pack to the other you can get a few cycles on these batteries and find out where they're at easily. Good to have an amp power meter in between the two so you can see how many amp hours of powers you are able to store. I would disconnect from the car while doing this just to be on the safe side . Unhook the cable in the middle of the pack and hook the middle of the pack negative to the negative of the beginning of the pack and you'll have to positive terminals one at the top of your pack and one in the middle. you will hook one to the negative and one do the positive of your AGM battery thereby pumping the current out of one side and into the other side of your new formed 48volt packs.. I've found that golf cart batteries are happy being charged at about 40 amps 40 to 75 amps actually and charging at a low amperage all the time does not seem to be the best for them. Of course you don't want to overheat them watch your voltage. The last three years that I had my lawncare business I had 38 Golf Cart batteries in my Mazda be 2000. I charged my 96 volt lawn mower by dump charging from the 114 volt truck. 8 minutes to 80 percent , did that 10 times a day. Ahhh the good old days. Steve Clunn. Greenshedconversions.com -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20170911/8bbb720b/attachment.html> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)