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764Re: Force Chargers/Status Report

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  • David Roden (Akron OH USA)
    Mar 1 9:46 PM
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      > Does anyone else have a Force equipped with the dual BC1000u chargers
      > marked 220 VAC on the chargers? Are these able to opportunity charge on
      > 120 VAC?

      I have a 220v BC-1000, circa early 1990s, which is currently sitting on the
      shelf. I tried it once at 120 volts, and it didn't seem to do anything at
      all.

      > Also, my chargers are marked Sonn 1.4. I am assuming
      > this refers to the charging algorithm that has been loaded on them. Is
      > this the current version for those chargers in a lead acid Force?

      My guess would be that the marking means "Sonnenschein profile, version
      1.4." The usual East Penn gel batteries use a Sonnenschein licensed design,
      and AFAIK the profile should be OK for them. I wouldn't recommend it for
      flooded lead batteries, though.

      I have no idea whether it's the most up to date one; for that you'd have to
      ask Solectria.


      David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
      1991 Solectria Force 144vac
      1991 Ford Escort Green/EV 128vdc
      1970 GE Elec-trak E15 36vdc
      1974 Avco New Idea 36vdc
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