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True story:
Custodian at my school has a 36-48V EV cart that he
uses for picking up trash, etc. he runs up to Bob with
a panicked expression: "You work on EVs, right?"
Bob: "Yes, of course".
Custodian: "Well I've got this problem. I just washed
the cart, and now it won't run. Dude, I'm wiggin' out
here. Did I just destroy the thing?"
Bob: You didn't use tap water, right? You used
distilled water?"
Custodian: "Of course not! Tap water from the hose."
Bob: Tap has minerals. It conducts electricity. Dry
off the batteries. You have no charge right now. If
it was distilled, _and_ your batteries were _entirely_
clean to begin with, you'd be okay."

Sure enough, after drying and a complete charge, the
rig ran perfectly.
(;-p
peace,


--- storm connors <[email protected]> wrote:

> Do you really see a problem with getting batteries
> wet once in a while? What
> do you see as the problem? If shorting them out
> through the water is your
> concern, that should be a non issue with fresh
> water. If it were an issue,
> it would be at the points of max voltage
> differential, not at the battery.
> I would be more concerned with the motor and
> controller in flooding
> conditions.
> storm
>
> On 8/21/07, Steve Kobb <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Thanks, All.
> >
> > I should have been more explicit about the reason
> for wanting those
> > batteries in the bed.
> >
> > It's simple: I live in Houston, and Houston
> floods.
> >
> > Now, there may be a way to make those batt boxes
> waterproof, so I'm open
> > to
> > any guidance you might have.
> >
> > However, I gotta tell 'ya: The idea of driving a
> fully-charged EV through
> > a
> > foot-and-a-half of standing water does not really
> turn me on... or at
> > least
> > not in a way that I would enjoy.
> >
> > So I latched on to the batts-in-the-bed solution
> just as a way to keep 'em
> > high 'n dry. If there's a way to keep 'em low and
> GUARANTEED dry, well...
> > talk to me.
> >
> > Welded polypropylene perhaps?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Steve Kobb
> > --
> > View this message in context:
> >
>
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