Re: [force_ev] Re: Sudden Battery(?) Death
- Getting into the front battery box is really beyond what I can do by myself.
Especially with the current state of my back.
Any ideas on where to get a replacement?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: [force_ev] Re: Sudden Battery(?) Death
> On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Leonard Tramiel wrote:
> > Here are the results:
> > 1 13.28 12.97
> > 2 13.29 12.94
> > 3 13.28 12.94
> > 4 13.24 12.84
> > 5 10.99 7.24
> He's dead, Jim.
> > 6 13.24 12.8
> > 7 13.27 12.82
> > 8 13.25 12.80
> > Battery 6 is the one with the ugly connection
> It looks OK. What may happen, though, is that after replacing battery 5
> you'll notice the voltages on one or more of the remaining batteries
> drooping under load.
> You should also find a way to test batteries #9 - 13. What I did was to
> take the 5 best testing batteries from the rear and swap them for the
> five in front.
> Rob Landry
Today I called the people from whom I bought my charger and went over all
the specs with them on the phone. They told me the settings are correct,
and that my actual problem is that Interstate SRM-27 batteries don't last
well in EV applications due to the high current demand.
So, it looks like I neeed to shop for new batteries. Does anyone have a
favorite battery they'd recommend?
(Mine is a '92 Force, 144 volt system).