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Storm,

That's exactly what I do.

Man...I read Roland's post about how many motor amps vs. battery amps he draws. I had no idea the difference between the two was so drastic.

My little Beetle doesn't have much more room for gauges. I'm probably going to just move the ammeter to the motor. If I don't over-draw the motor, then I automatically won't over-draw the batteries (as long as I stay within the pack's minimum safe voltage).

Rich

Message: 3Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 00:09:49 -0400From: "storm connors" <[email protected]>Subject: Re: [EVDL] I have an EV!!!! (And some questions)To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>Message-ID:<[email protected]>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 I'd bet the shunt is on your battery. The flooded batteries don't like highamperage draws. I keep the draw below 250Amps so as not to beat up thebatteries. I don't know what good use I'd make of motor amps. Probably wouldbe interesting to see the relation to battery amps. I use the battery ampsto control my right foot until the state of charge gets lower, Then I usethe voltmeter to control my right foot.
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Richard wrote -

> My little Beetle doesn't have much more room for gauges. I'm probably
> going to just move the ammeter to the motor.

Take a lesson from Dennis's S10, use one gauge for 2 measurements, one from
the battery and one from the motor, all you need is a 2nd shunt and a switch
to change between the 2 shunts.

Rush
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Thanks Rush, that's a great idea.

Rush wrote:
> Richard wrote -
>
> > My little Beetle doesn't have much more room for gauges. I'm probably
> > going to just move the ammeter to the motor.
>
> Take a lesson from Dennis's S10, use one gauge for 2 measurements, one from
> the battery and one from the motor, all you need is a 2nd shunt and a switch
> to change between the 2 shunts.
>
> Rush
> Tucson AZ
> www.ironandwood.org
> www.TEVA2.com
> www.Airphibian.com
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