Re: [EVDL] Protecting DC PWM Controller from lowinductance/resistancemotors

2014-08-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Hi Michael, If you mean whether I removed the second of the 3 legs of the E to make a C shape core, no - I had not thought of that. That would indeed open up a much bigger hole for winding than that I used. I believe that my motor cabling is , seeing that I could barely fit 3 windings in the

Re: [EVDL] Protecting DC PWM Controller from low inductance/resistancemotors

2014-08-12 Thread Michael K Johnson via EV
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:24 PM, Lee Hart leeah...@earthlink.net wrote: Yes, you need to remove the magnetic shunts. These are rectangular blocks of laminations tack-welded into the space between the primary and secondary. This restores the core to a normal E-I laminated stack. I wasn't

Re: [EVDL] Flooded lead-acid ooopsie and how to correct best?

2014-08-12 Thread Jay Summet via EV
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 08/11/2014 04:11 PM, Roger Stockton via EV wrote: Most likely a mechanical issue with the ganged caps. Given that you water infrequently, you might want to check with your dealer to see if they will supply you with individual caps. The

[EVDL] EVLN: SunPower, Bosch articulated VW e-Golf EV itching2 US sales pitch

2014-08-12 Thread brucedp5 via EV
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/06/solar-powered-volkswagen-e-golf-lands-us-shores/ Solar Powered Volkswagen e-Golf Lands On US Shores August 6th, 2014 by Tina Casey [image http://i0.wp.com/cleantechnica.com/files/2014/08/Volkswagen-e-Golf-with-solar-power-e1407327185255.jpg Volkswagen

Re: [EVDL] Protecting DC PWM Controller from low inductance/resistance motors

2014-08-12 Thread EVDL Administrator via EV
On 08/11/2014 08:37 PM, Chris Tromley via EV wrote: Also, I've never heard of anyone with an electric motor with a manual transmission or direct drive that chooses to use the clutch. That's generally considered an awkward work-around for a problem that should be fixed. On 12 Aug 2014 at

[EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread brucedp5 via EV
Regen is much more to me than just regaining some range. It is a safety item that I would use for dynamic braking. Since my physical size is large, I physically fit better in a larger heavier vehicle (why I chose to have a S-10 Blazer converted). So, regen would be quite useful to me in a heavier

Re: [EVDL] Flooded lead-acid ooopsie and how to correct best?

2014-08-12 Thread Roland via EV
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Re: [EVDL] Flooded lead-acid ooopsie and how to correct best?

2014-08-12 Thread Peter C. Thompson via EV
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Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
I do have a brake vacuum pump with a sizeable reservoir (holding vacuum) and my truck can stop pretty well, though I often use the brakes so little and so gentle that from time to time I have to force myself to make a harder stop, just to keep the brakes from getting stuck. On my previous EV

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread Roland via EV
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Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I find it interesting that many of the Gotta have Regen! notes are from people that basically admit they screwed up the brake system on their DC vehicles, and want Regen so they have an alternate system. Doesn't matter what kind of power system you have. Your Brake system MUST work! If it's

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread Willie2 via EV
On 08/12/2014 05:09 PM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote: My truck has Power Brakes and needs vacuum. I have a GOOD vacuum pump, AND a large reservoir, AND a big DC-DC. (and I CAN stop the truck just fine without the power assist.) It sounds like you might not have many miles on your conversion?

[EVDL] Nothing but EV's in this CBS Si-Fi weekly Series

2014-08-12 Thread Steven Lough via EV
Hey Folks: Don't know if any one out there is a Si-Fi fan, but if you catch the new CBS series EXTANT with Holly Berry playing an astronaut who comes back from a SOLO mission pregnant !! ??? All the CARS in the series are either Tesla-S's, or BMW i3, and I think I even saw a Tesla-X in

Re: [EVDL] Flooded lead-acid ooopsie and how to correct best?

2014-08-12 Thread Jay Summet via EV
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 08/12/2014 08:57 PM, Jay Summet via EV wrote: On 08/12/2014 02:39 PM, Peter C. Thompson via EV wrote: Another option is to add in an automatic water refill system, similar to this: http://www.aquapro.net/overview_what.html That does

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread Mike Nickerson via EV
I have almost 30k miles on my conversion. I started with a vacuum pump and a big reservoir. When I added insulation to my batteries, I didn't have room for the reservoir, so I tried leaving it out. The car still drives (and stops) fine. I haven't had any problems with the vacuum pump. I

Re: [EVDL] Regen : Conversion advice

2014-08-12 Thread EVDL Administrator via EV
On 12 Aug 2014 at 19:59, Mike Nickerson via EV wrote: I think the hoses are acting as a reservoir. That's the way Solectria did it. They wound several feet of vacuum hose round the pump before routing the end to the brake booster. It worked fine. It was almost elegant in its simplicity.