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Old 09-25-2011, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DC TO DC efficiency

I would like to 'recycle' some forklift batteries in an ev conversion. Is it practical to use the dc boost stage (after voiding the warranty and taking off the cover) of a modified sine wave inverter to get 150 VDC from each of the 6 batteries?

The batteries each weigh about 150 lbs, so 6 fits in my GVRW. Then I need to series these 6 voltages to get the 900 VDC that my industrial VFD wants as input.

I searched the archives, but likely missed the answer there.

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