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Old 11-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #307 (permalink)
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I just had a chance to watch the vid (sorry a bit late -- couldn't do it at work )

I love unsolicited reaction by the guys on the street when it's explained as electric.

Bystander: "Bull****. Really? Awesome!"

Meanwhile back at the repair car, $20 is exchanged for an "I told you so" between buddies.

BTW, do you cut your own vids? Good background music.

So regarding the battery pack inequalities, what can be done (cheaply and easily) to prevent this problem?

Do you need all batts to run? ...or can you run on x-number until discharged, switch to the next set, etc (or would that discharge them too quickly?) Or you could alternate among them -- guess this would let some "rest" while others were in use, but put a lot more strain on the cables. ...would probably require a series of heavy-duty solenoids or relays.

Do you (or have plans to install) a Voltage readout inside?

OK, I'm done with my 20-questions

Keep up the great stuff.
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