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Old 10-31-2008, 04:46 PM   #756 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Whoops!

Just went to check the charger: it was still in the bulk charge stage, but in "overheat protection" mode - current output was scaled back.

And it's not even hot out - only about 12 C.

I unplugged it for a minute, and left the hatchback open so it could get some air. Seems happy now.

I guess that's one downside to a pack with more capacity: the charger has to work harder, longer, and can get hotter.

I suppose that's why I have literally burned out a component on the 24v charger twice now: Not designed to be on two parallel strings for that length of time.
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