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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.

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

Originally Posted by Brock
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.
Originally Posted by rh77
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.
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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