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Old 01-11-2020, 05:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ecky
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Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
10x2.7v caps=25v(27v gotta have a buffer) high and 2 caps wide(parallel )
so 20 caps for 200-250$

it's probably 750F at 25volts
750F at 25v would mean 2.7v 7500F caps! I'm thinking it's probably 27v / 300F, with 10x 3000F caps in series.


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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Would you try to use the i-ELOOP in your Insight? BTW now it sounds quite interesting to see the viability of retrofitting the entire drivetrain of some Mazda fitted with the i-ELOOP into a Transit Connect...
If possible, yes. Otherwise this could be a realible, inexpensive off the shelf way to allow reduction of a lead acid battery by 75% or more. It wouldn't need to handle starting duty. Good weight savings and no cold start issues.
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