Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fixing the Charging System...Again

After doing another fix to the Charge Detector box on Monday, I enclosed all the BatMon boxes to prevent them from shorting out due to grime and automotive fluids.

Here are the plastic boxes I talked about in a prior post. They are held in place with velcro adhesive tape and the box lids are held together with red electrical tape. I don't seem to be having any trouble with overheating (yet...) and the clear plastic lets me see the OVP/LVP lights.

This has been my third week of commuting and I've got 550 miles on the car. It's been fun to drive and show off. I sold my other EV (Porsche 914 at last Sunday, so I'm glad to not have three cars to deal with and the associated insurance.

I'm going to take a break now and just enjoy driving the car, hopefully without too many charging issues. About a month from now, things are going to get interesting again because I'll be trying out a beta test controller from Sykromotive. It's much more programmable, so we'll see how it goes.

Have a great week, everyone.

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