Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-24 Thread Jan Steinman via EV
On 2014-06-20, at 09:44, via EV wrote: We don't use a parking brake in the winter here since the pads and shoes freeze to metal parts. As others have mentioned here, that's only a problem in changing weather. If it is consistently cold, the brake will not freeze. I say this with 18 years of

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Some factory conversions like the US Electricar have added the shifter from the automatic gearbox version, as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC, the rest of the shifter is unused except for operating a switch that tells the controller whether it needs to move

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Rush Dougherty via EV
There is an adapter plate with a parking paw in it which slots into a ratchet to keep the vehicle from rolling. See http://www.tucsonev.com/EVstuff.html scroll down to 4 for some pictures (it's still for sale, cheap) Rush www.TucsonEV.com -Original Message- From: EV

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Michael Ross via EV
Medium duty trucks used to have drive shaft brakes that could be cobbled from junkyard parts. I use the hand brake on all manner of vehicles (yes, sometimes up north in the winter). I do not find this to be a problem. Is this just habit based on older vehicles? I seem to remember having to jog

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread SLPinfo.org via EV
Although I now live in Oregon, I grew up in northern Alberta Canada where temps can get to -30 for extended periods in the winter. I remember hearing the brake will freeze thing but I also regularly used it in my manual transmission vehicles. Like Michael I never had a problem. Peter

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Roland via EV
I drive in a city like Fresco with steep hills. My EV had a manual transmission where I park down hill, I would turn the wheels to the right and apply the parking brakes even in temperatures down to 33 below. If I park on a up hill street, I than turn the wheels to the left and apply

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Peri Hartman via EV
freed up. Hard to do on ice, though. Peri -- Original Message -- From: SLPinfo.org via EV ev@lists.evdl.org To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 20-Jun-14 9:29:22 AM Subject: Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake Although I now live in Oregon, I grew up in northern

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
: cor_van_de_water Tel: +1 408 383 7626 -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Michael Ross via EV Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 9:17 AM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake Medium duty trucks used to have drive shaft brakes

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Gary Krysztopik via EV
as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC The MES drive has an output to activate a parking pawl when in electronic park. I never implemented it but I thought it was a great idea. On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:47 AM, John Lussmyer via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote:

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Mark Grasser via EV
Help me here. I thought that if you shorted across the motor cables it would not move, no? Mark Grasser as well as the parking pawl that drops into the teeth on the flywheel IIRC The MES drive has an output to activate a parking pawl when in electronic park. I never implemented it but I thought

Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake

2014-06-20 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Mark Grasser via EV Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 5:36 PM To: 'Gary Krysztopik'; 'Electric Vehicle Discussion List' Subject: Re: [EVDL] winter parking brake Help me here. I thought that if you shorted across the motor cables it would