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Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or Solectria/Azure drive system?

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  • d. Bouton Baldridge
    Hi Bill, I found my manual and it is a Brusa MPT-6 which still should be available there is also a MPT-15 if you plan to have a larger array. they are preset @
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      Hi Bill, I found my manual and it is a Brusa MPT-6 which still should be
      available there is also a MPT-15 if you plan to have a larger array. they are
      preset @ 170v output shutoff which is ideal for the Solectria. I don't know who
      sells them now,but maybe MMC could order it for you.

      Bouty




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      From: William Swann <william.swann2@...>
      To: "solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com" <solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Fri, April 29, 2011 11:09:31 AM
      Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      Solectria/Azure drive system?

       
      Vicar has a solution. I will forward the details, when I get them. It involves
      the mppt part, as well as the voltage boost to pack voltage.


      Thanks, Bill Swann
      www.promotingevs.com
      www.watt-tracker.com

      On Apr 29, 2011, at 10:00 AM, "Ray Darby" <raydarby@...>
      wrote:

      > I would think a solar voltage converter should work in conjunction with a MPPT
      >charge controller. I didn't do an exhaustive search but I did find these folks -
      > http://www.solarconverters.com/
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: d. Bouton Baldridge
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 7:10 AM
      > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      >Solectria/Azure drive system?
      >
      > Sorry Bill,
      > I did some checking too and the places I used to see some are not offering them
      >
      > any more, 'Brusa says they can make what ever you want< I am sure at a stiff
      > price, but I'll bet somebody makes them just keep looking. I guess that I just

      > got lucky. I still have the 1.5a model which would be ok with a high voltage
      > panel.
      > Bouty
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: William Swann <william.swann2@...>
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wed, April 27, 2011 5:56:39 PM
      > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      > Solectria/Azure drive system?
      >
      > Called Real Goods, and their solution could not go as high as 150-170 v. Any
      > other ideas? Vicor maybe?
      >
      > On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 1:50 PM, d. Bouton Baldridge
      <cfrkeepr@...>wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Bill,
      > > That's exactly right, they called it (Maximum Power Solar Tracker) and It
      > > was just like the other stuff that Solectria sold: Brusa under their label.
      > > I guess MM does not offer them any more, but any MPPT will do. Mine
      > > fortunately was set at 150v kick-in and 170 v shutdown, so it works
      > > perfectly w/the lithium, purely by accident. I think that I saw some on Real
      > > Goods too, but other places have them also, I am sure the price is higher as
      > > well
      > > Bouty
      > >
      > > From: William Swann <william.swann2@...>
      > > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:01 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      > > Solectria/Azure drive system?
      > >
      > > Ditto on not using any fossel fuel. But I am very curious about the MPST.
      > > Apparently, it is a DC/DC converter that boosts panel voltage to pack
      > > voltage. Seems like I might have asked about it before, and someone
      > > referred
      > > me to Metric Mind. No reply from them. Where can I find out more
      > > information
      > > about the MPST. Does it have *maximum power point tracking* (MPPT)? I think
      > > MPPT maximizes the efficiency of the solar panel.
      > >
      > > On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:38 AM, d. Bouton Baldridge <cfrkeepr@...
      > > >wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hi Bill,
      > > > The car was equiped with all Solectria hardware: the thin film panel and
      > > > MPST (1.5A) When I towed it from Ill to NC the original panel (about 20
      > > > watts) delaminated and blew off. Not knowing the size, I replaced it w/ a
      > > > rigid 50w 12v which kept tripping the MPST which I sent back to
      > > Solectria
      > > > who said it worked fine. I learned that it was only 1.5a so I bought a 6
      > > amp
      > > > from Metric Mind which alows for the greater current flow. The 50w blew
      > > off
      > > > too so I replaced it w/ the 223w 35v panel thats on there today. I have
      > > > reinforced my roof mount but generally I never go over 35 anyway.
      > > Typically
      > > > on a sunny day, The sun can put about 1.0A for three or four hours
      > > arround
      > > > noon, and somewhat less than an amp during the rest of the day. In the
      > > warm
      > > > weather, (higher than 80 degrees) I use less than one amphour/mile; in
      > > the
      > > > winter below 50 it uses about 1.25 amphours/mile. So you can see that
      > > > driving in the winter is a bit more of a challenge to plan my trips
      > > > very carefully and I often try to park on slants to maximize the solar
      > > ray
      > > > efficiencies. It is never going to pay for itself, the panel was $800,
      > > The
      > > > MPST was $900 but I really like not using any fossil fuel, and the panel
      > > > definetly attracts attention, so people can get the idea that it is
      > > possible
      > > > to drive without gasolene or coal.
      > > >
      > > > Bouty
      > > >
      > > > From: William Swann <william.swann2@...>
      > > > To: "solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com" <solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:45 AM
      > > > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      > > > Solectria/Azure drive system?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Could you elaborate on the PV setup?
      > > >
      > > > Thanks, Bill Swann
      > > > www.promotingevs.com
      > > > www.watt-tracker.com
      > > >
      > > > On Apr 27, 2011, at 10:23 AM, "d. Bouton Baldridge" <cfrkeepr@...>
      > > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Hi Beth,
      > > > > My 1992 VIN# 2c1mr2465n6764889 has almost 29,000 miles.
      > > > > Does the oldest or most distance get a prize? Just kidding..
      > > > > BTW mine had a solar panel as OEM it has been replaced with a 223w and
      > > I
      > > > have not plugged it in in over one year, over 500 miles.
      > > > > D. Bouton Baldridge
      > > > > Wimington, NC
      > > > >
      > > > > From: bzsilverman <bsilverman@...>
      > > > > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > > > > Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 2:11 PM
      > > > > Subject: [solectria_ev] odometer reading on your Solectria vehicle or
      > > > Solectria/Azure drive system?
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Hello solectria_ev-ers
      > > > >
      > > > > I have been asked to estimate how many total miles have been accrued by
      > > > all Solectria/Azure vehicles/drives.
      > > > >
      > > > > If you can please email me your vehicle's odometer reading and the last
      > > > few digits of your VIN, I will add it to my records and try to use it to
      > > > estimate the total mileage of all Solectrias.
      > > > >
      > > > > If you have a Solectria or Azure drive system only, I would also love
      > > to
      > > > know the mileage you have on your system, and your DMOC or UMOC serial
      > > > number if you have it.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thank you in advance!
      > > > >
      > > > > Beth Silverman
      > > > > Azure Dynamics, formerly Solectria
      > > > > bsilverman@...
      > > > >
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      > > Thanks, Bill S
      > > Ph 832-338-3080
      > > www.watt-tracker.com
      > > www.promotingevs.com
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