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Wolf



Joined: 31 Mar 2007
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Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Hello, from a new EV member :) Reply with quote

A little over a month ago I won a 1996 E-10 on ebay...

It had many issues, mostly missing parts, and two right hand motors.
And one motor was miss-wired and had a miss-aligned encoder board.

I am proud to say, its all up and running now. Smile

Here are all the pics I took while fixing it up:
http://www.wolftronix.com/E10

Eventuly, I will build a site for it, explaining what all I had to do to fix it...

I still need to fabricate a rear cover for the belt housing, find a motor and controler for the air conditioner, and get some new batteries for it.

Special thanks to Jeff Wilson for answering all my questions.
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ThomasHudson
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Joined: 26 Sep 2005
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Location: Port Washington WI

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang, it sounds like you had quite a job there! Congratulations getting it all up and running again.

What kind of batteries are those? I haven't ever seen a form factor like that in an E-10.

Lots of questions... Fill us in on the details when you get a chance!

(And welcome to the forum, BTW!)

-Tom

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Wolf



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are old EV1 batteries, It came with them. I know we used then on two of our solar cars in highshool, before switching to hawker batteries.

And formula lightning electric race cars run on them, we had one at my school. I will see if I can find a picture of the "wall o' batteries"...

I know that they sat for at least 2 years with no charge on them, possibly longer.

Out of the 24 I have, 8 are realy bad (under 8 volts when "charged").

The rest are marginal, I have the 12 best batteries in the aft battery box, and 4 on a 48 volt UPS to keep them alive.

One bad one slipped in there, it was down to 8 volts after going about 12 miles, it has since been replaced. Wink

As I recall they are rated at 57AH, but I don't rember what C rating, probably C20.

What is a good battery to run on?


ThomasHudson wrote:
Dang, it sounds like you had quite a job there! Congratulations getting it all up and running again.

What kind of batteries are those? I haven't ever seen a form factor like that in an E-10.

Lots of questions... Fill us in on the details when you get a chance!

(And welcome to the forum, BTW!)

-Tom
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a set of Interstate AGMs in my E-10, two strings of 12 Group 24's, and they seem to be working just fine. Interstate says they don't need a break-in period and they are also supposed to be more forgiving than gels. The only hitch in the Interstates (mine are DCS-75BT's) was that the tops of the cases were slightly bigger than the Deka Dominator gels and I had to reconfigure the battery layout to fit them, which sucked.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What battery layout did you use?

i.e. how many in the front, and how many in the back?

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I have a set of Interstate AGMs in my E-10, two strings of 12 Group 24's, and they seem to be working just fine. Interstate says they don't need a break-in period and they are also supposed to be more forgiving than gels. The only hitch in the Interstates (mine are DCS-75BT's) was that the tops of the cases were slightly bigger than the Deka Dominator gels and I had to reconfigure the battery layout to fit them, which sucked.

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