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Working on the Solectria
« on: June 27, 2015, 10:07:27 AM »
 Well it's been awhile and I've finally begun to work on the car again. I now have 52 100Ah CALB cells. It has taken me three days to bottom balance them and believe me, it hasn't been fun. This was a first for me as I had never bottom balanced cells before. With the Gizmo, not knowing what I was doing, I top balanced them.

 The Gizmo donated her entire pack of 36 100Ah cells and I purchased 16 additional ones. What I'd like to do as money permits is to purchase a pack of 180Ah cells for the Gizmo. All my electrical upgrades have been using 72v parts. There wasn't sufficient room in the battery box to run a 72v pack using buddy pair 100Ah cells. However there is room for 24 180Ah cells.

 All the cells are in the Solectria now and I'm beginning to put things back together again. Don't seem to recall how my air conditioner compressor and motor fits to the car. Hopefully there are sufficient photos with enough detail to solve this mystery. Oh, and it would be nice if I found the "missing" box of parts :o  Not a good idea to clean up the garage in the middle of a repair/restoration job ::)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 10:22:49 AM by Bill »
Bill Bates
2001 Nevco Gizmo EV
1997 Solectria Force EV