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Old 01-16-2007, 08:42 AM   #361
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Remember not to fill them completely until after charging as the water/acid solution will expand when charging. Just put in enough to cover the plates, then charge them up.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:30 AM   #362
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Thanks - I seemed to recall reading something to that effect, so that's what we did/are doing.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:21 AM   #363
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he bought a battery
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:11 PM   #364
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Forgot to post this diagram
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:44 PM   #365
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Tried the battery tester this evening.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:15 PM   #366
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Somewhere I read that it's common for metro EV conversions to end up with the batts in back and be too heavy in the rear (and who wants that? ). I'm not sure if that's true. It'd be good if you could balance it, but it'd also be pretty good if none of the batts were in the passenger compartment.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:20 AM   #367
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...we want to try to retain stock appearance, even if we can't actually carry 4 adults
But I thought the inability to carry 4 adults was a stock feature.

j/k - I have no idea
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:58 PM   #368
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You've got a point. And in this day and age, you'd be hard pressed to get 4 adults in that Metro without exceeding its 695lb weight rating! Never mind any luggage. (I wonder if the GVWR changed when they switched to the Blackfly's body style - I've never looked.)

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So this evening I made up 4 cardboard boxes - "battery mockups". Easier to monkey around with these under the hood to figure out placement and rack options than with the real things. I've seen a few people do this.
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Forgot to post this diagram after the back-and-forth last week.
It looks like the hours meter will run constantly with the precharge resistor across the pot contactor--perhaps you should change the negative connection to be on the other side of the key switch contactor?
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It looks like the hours meter will run constantly with the precharge resistor across the pot contactor--perhaps you should change the negative connection to be on the other side of the key switch contactor?
Good eye. I'm not sure but I think I may have introduced that change when I offered the "fuse re-drawing with a single ground."

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