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Old 07-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 59.78 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by VXmpgRacer View Post
The battery is rated at 210Ahr.

Originally Posted by VXmpgRacer View Post
This project is just starting the testing phase. I disconnected the alternator wire and it is only using solar to charge. Hooking a charger to it at night is an option.
I hope I can be some help for the plan/testing, having had a deep cycle battery and alt delete running for almost a year. So my questions are in that spirit: Won't a 210 ahr battery need at least a 90amp charger or an equally powerful alternator to get a true full charge? With less, won't the battery degrade in its ahr capacity kinda quickly?

Originally Posted by VXmpgRacer View Post
The battery and box are well secured with two ratchet straps.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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