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Old 11-27-2007, 12:52 PM   #299 (permalink)
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04-01-2007, 10:21 Pm

I haven't looked into this yet, though I have seen the word "desulfator" floating around various places.

I had an idea for upping the supply of used batts which may work out. I've charged the car a few times now and started monitoring individual battery charges - some of them are quite healthy. Others are toast - and of course the pack is only as good as its worst batt, so there may be hope.

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Does this mean that ForkenSwift will be your new daily driver?
Nah, my old 10-speed will remain the daily driver!

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And yes after resting from a full charge should be 6.3 per battery or 37.8 for the string.
Thanks for that info. I may pick your brain with more questions...

I am seeing 6 amps when full. I'll have to double-check the charging voltage, but I think it's around 45.
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Any plans?
Nothing yet. "Custom paint" will entail sanding the rust spots off and coating with colour match! Actually, I seriously want to put a racing stripe on it. Irony defined.
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