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Old 11-27-2007, 01:22 PM   #371 (permalink)
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06-10-2007, 04:42 Pm

Agreed. If I were building a proper EV with a pile of cash invested in a new set of balanced batteries, I think I'd also go the individual charger route. Soneil comes to mind. Otherwise I'd get balancers/charge regulators. Unfortunately, 8 soneils cost more than the total invested in the project.

The 24/10 charger appears to have worked (aside from being slow). I'm going to check with the company this week, but I believe it uses a proper 3-step charging sequence.

The 36v charger we have is dumb, and will cook batteries.

And I just figured out that my 12v dumb car charger doesn't provide enough voltage to fully charge 2 floodies.

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