Cell-Log8 Battery Monitor Install

I installed a Cell-Log8S on the center battery box cell # 47 (the most negative) to #41. That is 7 batteries. The Cell-Log will monitor voltage only, not amps in, amps out or temperature. It will do some things that the Elithon would not. Store a log of the monitored cells see http://saturn.lynnautorepair.com/node/519 Display the…

Elcon PFC 5000 Charger

Purchased a Elcon PFC 500¬† a 5000 watt HF/PFC battery Charger for about $1500 from EVA a couple of months ago. Installed the charger into the trunk of the Saturn and have been pleased with its charging quick and even voltage of pack after charge.     Some likes about the Elcon 5000 The top…

Elithion Lithiumate Cell Board Failure

A few days ago I was checking the battery pack voltages and noticed that 5 of the cells were reading over 4 volts and fail code warning. Upon further investigation #31 through #35 cells were not sending information to the controller of the Elithion Lithiumate BMS. The over 4 volts probably was a default reading.…

AC to DC Power Supply

The BMS (battery management system) controller has two 12 volt inputs. One when the key is on (load power) and the other when the vehicle is being charged (source power). The [[http://saturn.lynnautorepair.com/BMS%20Elithion%20Lithiumate|Elithion BMS]] needs to know which condition or mode it is in. Mastech and RoadPro AC/DC converters During charging, it will, if commanded control…

Elithion Problem with Current Sensor

The system is up and running but I have had a big problem with the source (charge) current sensor. The source sensor is required to use many of the features like SOC etc. Voltage reading on the White Charge Current Sensor with the Quick Charger 17 up amp charger on. For a few months now,…

Connector Option

During the motor failure and replacement I looked for a better way to make connections where components could be removed, replaced or tested without cutting wires. I came across this 3 Pin Waterproof Connector on eBay. [[http://myworld.ebay.com/2allbuyer/|I ordered the kit from China]] which came with enough to do 5 connectors ( if you do not…

Electric Vehicle Lithium Battery Charger Options

The following is a collection of links and information comparing the best EV battery chargers on the market in 2011. Some have programmed charge curves algorithms and others are dumb chargers which have their own advantages. Some can be programmed by the user, some have to be sent back to the wholesaler and others are…

Motor Failure and Replacement

In October 2011 I was driving to lunch down a local road, Vann drive with my wife when snap, crackle, pop > Rice Krispies. She said what was that? did you do that? I said no, ah oh. So I drive a little further with no problem but when I hammered the throttle (potentiometer) pop,…

2011 EVCCON Video

I enjoyed the event EVCCON in Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 2011. First time I had to share ideas with many similar minded EV converters. There were about 25 electric cars mostly converted vehicles with one Tesla. Lots of action with many good speakers, venders, sharing with other EVers, preview of Revenge of the Electric Car…

BMS Elithion Lithiumate Installed

Against the advice of Jack Rickard and James Edmonson¬† I have installed a BMS to monitor the battery pack voltage and charging among other capacities. I do not at this time plan on using the automatic balancing part, but will instead balance when needed. Those who recommend no BMS recommend manually balancing the individual batteries…