Hi Major, I saw one of your posts that you have a ford th!nk neighbor that have lifepo4 batteries installed on it. I appreciate very much if you can help me with installing lifepo4 on my th!nk. I already ordered lifepo4 batteries from sinopoly in hong kong and they are on the way. I know I'm gonna need a new charger for it, as well as bms. I am planning to buy thesetwo items from ebay, but I want to make sure that these are the correct items for the lifepo4 batteries, please let me know if these are ok. Here are the links: charger - http://www.ebay.com/itm/110718411759 and a bms - http://www.ebay.com/itm/321056180722 .
Also, is the old cluster enough to monitor the charge level of the battery pack or Do I need a new amp/volt meter?
Any other tips in replacing the battery with lifepo4 is really appreciated.
Do you have the number for those JST plugs for the Cell Logs? Are they the XH series nine pin? Do you remember who you ordered them from. I can't find any XH series on epay.
We are going to use a scsi 68 pin cable cut at a suiitable point then the plugs will be joined at a gender changer mouted as a bulkhead connector. Going to mount the cell logs to a panel with velcro then do a nice custom harness tied down to the panel and the plugs set so you plug the unit in then press the cell log into the velcro.
The panel wii be mounted under the tractor hood next to the charging plug. Should make a nice looking installation
Hi Major, I really liked your "UltraCapacitor Eye Candy" contribution mid last year. I'm building a high performance electric go-kart using a 72v Agni 95R <http://agnimotors.com/95_Series_Performance_Graphs.pdf> . We'll also be using using a Kelly KDH07601A (72v, 600A) controller and a 74v, (20 or) 40Ah Lithium polymer traction pack. As this critter will be racing flat out with lots of high speed braking, I believe ultracapacitors may be ideal for this application. Considering recent advances in this field re ultracompact/ lightweight 2.7v, 600F units for $30 US (+F&H), I'd love to know how a set of these could be wired into the rest of the electrics to enhance what is becoming a rather exciting project. Cheers, Pete