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Old 11-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #338 (permalink)
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05-01-2007, 04:59 Pm

Had a very productive visit to the Ottawa EV association meeting last night.

Project ForkenSwift was loaned a cool home-made battery pack monitor: it's an analog volt-meter in a small box with a rotary dial that lets you "flip" through the pack to check individual batteries. That'll come in very useful.

But the biggest news: one of Ottawa's EV owners recently changed out his battery pack, and he offered to donate his old pack: 22 6v floodies. He drives his Ford Ranger p/u daily, and its range on the old pack was down to "only" 20 km, thus the pack change.


http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/600.html

The good thing about these batts is they will be much closer in condition to one another than the ones we've received from the forklift company to date.

Have to talk to Ivan tomorrow and see if he wants to drive back to Ottawa in his pickup to get them.
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