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Old 11-27-2007, 02:22 PM   #438 (permalink)
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09-18-2007, 08:07 Pm

Note re. controller failures: DC controllers may fail ON. Apparently this is one of the other benefits of AC, which fail OFF.


Clack, clack, clack! I hooked up a second, identical contactor, this one not bolted to the unibody, and it's much more reasonable in terms of noisyness. Still louder than nothing, but nowhere near the volume of the shock tower mounted one ... probably acceptable.

So it looks OK if we can soft mount the pack +ve contactor and run it off the low pedal potbox microswitch. I'll probably still try to insulate it to keep it as quiet as possible...
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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