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   1. Re: Solectria battery question (EVdave)


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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:46:22 -0400
From: "EVdave" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Solectria battery question
To: "'Electric Vehicle Discussion List'" <>
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Yes, I have the nlg4 and I have the programing that I have been able to
hook up to my laptop and run it in a dosshell....  Im comfortable
programing it, but I don't know the proper settings....  So you are
recommending the east penns as a first choice?  The current battery is a
DISCOVER battery, but I don't know what was in it previous to them....

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of David Roden (Akron OH USA)
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 5:44 PM
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Solectria battery question

Solectria put a fair bit of research - and a lot of cut and try - into 
selecting the batteries for their EVs.  In the end they settled on East
gel batteries (design licensed from Sonnenschein).  Along the way they
had a 
brief flirtation with Hawker Genesis batteries, which didn't work out so


If your vehicle is fitted with Hawkers, it might be worth your while to 
switch to East Penns.  The catch is that it's more than a fitment issue.

You'll need to reprogram the charger or it'll destroy the new battery
in a matter of weeks.  I don't know whether Azure can still reprogram
older chargers - probably not.  

Are you up for reprogramming the charger yourself?  If you have a Brusa-
built NLG4 type charger (BC-3300, I think Solectia called them), it
be fairly easy with Brusa's old DOS software and a laptop you can boot
a DOS floppy.  If it's an older BC-1000, you're probably stuck.  In that

case you'll most likely have to buy a new charger and have it set up for

whatever batteries you choose.

If you currently have East Penn batteries (Deka Dominator gel) I'd
replacing with the same type.  They're pretty long-lived and reliable in

this application.

You might want to join the Solectria group on Yahoo :

David Roden
EVDL Administrator

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