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by Readtkilowatt
Sun, 13 Mar 2011, 23:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

The weight of the car is not too bad,

I was meaning the weight of the gearbox, it is very heavy compared to the overall vehicle weight.
by Readtkilowatt
Sat, 12 Mar 2011, 21:41
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

No blog on the Merc at the moment. May get one going later, sorting out the motor gearbox arrangements at the moment. Dose not look to likely that the gearbox is that usable in the way I have done in the Celica. Not possible to remove enough internals to make it worth while in terms of reducing the ...
by Readtkilowatt
Sat, 29 Jan 2011, 00:48
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

The Celica is about the same weight as original, 1260 kerb. The smooth underbody is a help for me as a regularly do a trip that is 110 k on the open road. Actually most trips I do involve a fair bit of open road. With before and after measurements over quite a few trips I would say it is about a 10%...
by Readtkilowatt
Thu, 23 Dec 2010, 00:11
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

Not sure what it is, white and very tough. Used to line wet areas in the house. Gets the odd scrape up and down my drive, barely marks it. Ali would get dented rather quick. I was given it by a builder friend, Bunnings would be the place I would think. To fasten it I used rivnuts in the floor pan, m...
by Readtkilowatt
Tue, 21 Dec 2010, 12:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

Using the AC24LS and inverter from Azure Dynamics, Bought a manual gearbox and took out the gears and syncros for reverse, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Works out that I leave it in second all the time. Ratio is 8:1 Very pleased with the performance, I was more focused on a long range car when building but have...
by Readtkilowatt
Mon, 20 Dec 2010, 11:49
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

Thats great !

It´s a good choice of car , light and low drag.

Nice to drive with the improved weight distribution , was rather light in the rear.
by Readtkilowatt
Sun, 19 Dec 2010, 19:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

I had worked out that it is 109 Wh/km but we are close! The underbody is 80% closed in and most of the front air vent closed. For the 12V battery that is one of the reasons for lithium, having some spare 90Ah cells, might as well use them. The cells in the Celica are mounted upright, 54 where the ta...
by Readtkilowatt
Sat, 18 Dec 2010, 22:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

The tires were cheaper than what was on the car.

$ 150 each.

Peter
by Readtkilowatt
Thu, 16 Dec 2010, 23:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

I have 90 x 90 Ah thundersky cells.

Also have thundrsky cells for the 12V system, so the onboard charger for that battery rarely comes on.

Have been running on those new Bridgestone Ecopia tires for six weeks now and the range is now 215 Km.

Peter
by Readtkilowatt
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 22:21
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

Thanks for the info.

Well spelling has never been my strong point!
by Readtkilowatt
Fri, 03 Dec 2010, 17:26
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky battries on there side?
Replies: 35
Views: 4934

Thundersky battries on there side?

I drive a 1994 Toyota Celica that I am getting 190 Km out of to 80% dischage. Now have a Mercedes A Class , A160 apart in the workshop. I understand that Thundersky make a variation of there battery that can be laid on its edge, has anyone had any experience with this ? Would make it easy to fit the...
by Readtkilowatt
Wed, 24 Mar 2010, 20:50
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Buss capacitors with Azure Dynamics inverter
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

DC Buss capacitors with Azure Dynamics inverter

I was meaning mounting them close to the inverter in addition to those of the inverter.
by Readtkilowatt
Wed, 24 Mar 2010, 16:22
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: DC Buss capacitors with Azure Dynamics inverter
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

DC Buss capacitors with Azure Dynamics inverter

I am converting a Toyota Celica to electric in Auckland. Have been offered some DC Link capacitors for up by the Azure Dynamics inverter, The caps on offer are , 730 uF, 800 V, 2.3 m Ohm, and 95 nH. Appears to be these ....    http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/26374.pdf Would this be good to do? Wor...