Plankton's current specs

Plankton's Current Specs:

Motor: 9" Series DC, refurbished by Jim Husted in Redmond, OR.
Controller: Synkromotive
Batteries: 35 CALB LiFePo4 cells (115.5V nominal pack voltage)
Charger: Elcon PFC1500, so far only charging from house mains 110-120 AC.
Pedal: Ford Ranger TPS

-No clutch
-12V Pb-Acid auxiliary battery for car electrical (blinkers, lights, etc.)
-Generic (??) vacuum pump for brake assist (no power steering)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Longest commute on a single charge today...

Today I decided not to charge at work and thus put a few more miles on than usual before recharging. I think I did at least 20 miles, but I'll add another post after I charge it tonight. I have my Watt-Meter hooked up to see how much juice I put back in. I'll include that info.

But hey, I saw no degradation of performance from the CALB cells. I continue to be amazed at how usable the car is now! Just drive and charge, keeps up with traffice NO PROBLEM, it's just great. Lead acid was garbage compared to this luxury, I tell 'ya.

Stay tuned for more info. I plan to post my commuting log sometime soon too.


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