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Old 06-15-2009, 10:46 PM   #1708 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
you probably want to look into supercapacitors for bursts
Unfortunately, it's more than short bursts. Very hilly here. My daily commute ends with a 1700-ft climb. And even the freeways have long ascents that would be more than the caps could handle.

Can you explain a little more about the losses you mentioned? What additional losses would there be when charging one pack from another, as opposed to driving a motor from the same battery pack?

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