> I was thinking of a higher voltage turn on and a quicker rise in current.
This is what I though at first ,, with 6.8 and 6.2 v zenor's that adds
to 13v so I got 2 6.8 giving 13.6v but when I hooked it up it almost
seemed like the turn on threshold was a bit hi ,, just a bit ,, the
light bulb dose not let much current flow till the voltage gets over a
volt or so . As was said before you need to have the current turned
down on your charger if your batteries are out of balance when you get
to the end of your first charge as you will burn out the bulbs if the
voltage goes over 17v. I've been thinking about replacing the bulb
with a 5w 4 to 6 ohm resistor as the bulbs are hard to solder to and
the zenor's seem to work fine as fuses
Lee Hart wrote
>The worst type are the "blinkin-light" regs that have one voltage where
they turn fully on, and another lower voltage where they turn completely
off. This type tends to oscillate on/off, which messes up chargers that
are watching total pack voltage to decide when to turn off.>
This was my set up before , and yes it didn't play well with anything
but a "bad boy" or 3rd world " charger.
>You're welcome. Contributions to the Sunrise EV2 project are cheerfully
Lee A. Hart
light the light that saves a bat
help that sunrise imagine that
just a million points of light
an electric kit car done just right
the simplest ideas happily gives fruit.
PS Here's an Idea ,,, lets get some EV parts supplier to sell all the
parts to make your LBR ( light bulb reg's) and add 1 dollar to there
sale price , then send you the dollar per reg when they sell . Could
even tell what the dollar was going for, sunrise project , then you
don't have to do anything but cash the checks. Parts supplier could
get large quantity's and maybe sell for less than what a small
quantity would cost. Maybe EV supplier could have your stamp of
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