Well, there is a story about the Sinopoly cells. I had decided against lithium based on initial cost and was going to buy them later once we'd moved house and had baby number two, who is due in May. I'd had a quote from a guy on here (Skooler) initially and he generously lowered his asking price to help me out!! I couldn't say no so hopefully I'll order 45 60Ah cells this week and they can be put on a slow boat from China.
I did the full weight comparison of lead Vs lithium and that weight saving alone should extend my range significantly. The extra voltage will help me out on range and will hopefully extend the life of the Sinopoly cells too.
I hope to add another 60Ah at a later date.
Are you running BMS? I wasn't going to bother as I will keep a close eye on them and monitor voltages etc. In truth I don't really fully understand what the BMS does other than communicate with a charger to ensure that no cell in the pack gets over charged. Advice welcomed.
About my Golf being prettier than yours; your car is my inspiration and if I can get close the professionalism and comprehensiveness of your conversion then I'll be a happy chappy.
I am fortunate that the previous owner did a full bodywork and respray about 18 months ago. I love the car and it's not even moving yet!!!
More pics and updates as the car develops.
1993 VW Golf Mk2, 9'' ADC, Open Revolt, Trojan 150Ah 12x12V batteries, 2.5KW Elcon charger, motorsport hall effect throttle.