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Old 11-27-2007, 12:46 PM   #295 (permalink)
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03-29-2007, 08:29 Pm

The 36v string was resting at 38v after yesterday's feeding. I'm not completely sure, but I think that's where it should be. 12.6-12.7v is where a 12v nominal car battery is supposed to rest when fully charged. If 6v floodies play by the same rules, then 37.8-38.1 is full.

Did some "load testing" this evening. Shifted into 4th gear and spun the works up to 50 km/h indicated, and pressed the brakes lightly to add some load. Spun it up and down like this for about 5 minutes - roughly how long it'll take to go around the block .

The snakes seemed OK with this.

I intentionally left one cable connection to the passenger front ESS module a little looser than the others - it's the emergency disconnect. Sure enough, after a few minutes that terminal/cable was getting warm. The others stayed cool.

There's a nasty thunk when the motor torques the drivetrain into action from a stop - I think we've got a bad rear motor mount. Also, the mounts may not be "pre-loaded" the same way they were with the ICE in there - it was heavier, and probably balanced the works differently. Anyway, not a deal breaker or anything, just something I noticed.
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