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3823Re: [solectria_ev] Solectria Force Batteries

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  • Lynn Long
    May 1 12:09 PM
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      Quote from Cell Enery for 24 batteries UB12750 was $140.00 5/1/08
      Good Luck

      Ray Darby <raydarby@...> wrote:
      Hi Lynn,

      I find that Cell Energy in Sacramento (800-321-0714) usually has the best battery prices around. Check it out and let us know their price....

      - Ray Darby
      2000 Ford Ranger EV
      1996 Solectria Force EV
      1983 Grumman EV

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Gerard (Gary) Carlson
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:37 PM
      Subject: [solectria_ev] Solectria Force Batteries

      Lynn Long:

      Sorry, but I meant to write MK 8G27 not 8G24 batteries.
      I have gotten a quote from American Battery Company of Hayward, CA for $191.75
      each.? I am about to get final quotes.? Do you have a favorite battery supplier that you recommend?

      Gary Carlson
      gjc0@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Lynn Long <lynnstarr@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 3:44 pm
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] Force Winter Driving

      How much are the 8G24M lead acid gel batteries??
      The best I've been able to come up with here (CA) is $145.00 each.
      Mine are only 4 months old so all is well so far.

      "Gerard (Gary) Carlson " <gjc0@...> wrote:
      Lynn Long:

      The Force in the Boise winter months is noticeably sluggish with decreased mileage.? I do not have any actual numbers.? My batteries have almost 31,000 miles (MK Battery 8G24 gels) and they are exhausted.? My maximum 40 mile range with new batteries is now down to 15.? I am going to get new?batteries next month.

      The four studded snow tires are great for winter driving, but they are anything but low rolling resistance.? I could not use them for the last two winters because it killed the range with the ageing batteries.

      I do not have battery heaters because the car sits in the garage when not in use.

      Sincerely,

      Gary?Carlson
      gjc0@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Lynn Long <lynnstarr@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:32 pm
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] S-10 battery timer

      Non peak hour 9 pm to 12 pm (noon) is .05127 per kw
      We use our S-10 for 90 percent of our needs, about 110 miles a day.
      Monthly use is about 660 kw.
      We get 50 miles per charge. Speeds normally between 40-60. I have gone 75 but the Amp usage Meter goes off the chart.
      If I didn't have the second dedicated meter put in, the rate was
      24 cents per kw. It cost me $500.00 for the second meter.
      It sounds like Boise has a better rate by far for everyday use.
      How does your Force handle in the winter??
      Lynn

      "Gerard (Gary) Carlson " <gjc0@...> wrote:
      Lynn Long:

      Welcome to the group.? 3,000 miles for $40.00!? That is a great deal!
      I calculate 1.33 cents per mile.? Here in Boise we do not have metered rates that depend on the time of day.? We are about 6 cents per KW-Hour which works out to 1.5 cents per mile for my 1992 Solectria Force.

      How many miles do you get per KW-Hour?? (Outlet to asphalt measurement).
      What is your lowest non-peak rate for electricity?

      Sincerely

      Gary?Carlson
      1992 Solectria Force
      ID License:? AMPEATR
      gjc0@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Lynn Long <lynnstarr@...>
      To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 8:18 am
      Subject: [solectria_ev] S-10 battery timer

      I've brought back to life an S-10 Solectria.
      Very happy with the results.
      I am looking for the clock/timer that controlled the Solectria battery
      charger?

      We were able to have Edison install a Dedicated second Meter. Now with
      off time charging we get a great rate. About 3000 miles a month for
      $40.00 in electricity.

      We're new to this site, looking forward to everyones knowledge.

      Lynn

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