Elcon 5000 Charger Failed

Drove the Saturn 2 days and over 68 miles without a charge accidentally. Although I have a watt meter and usually record the overnight kwatts this time I did not. The second day of driving was without a charge.¬† Almost home on second day the Saturn ran low of power, parked it and towed it…

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…

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…

EV Watts per Mile after 3 Weeks

June 5, 2011 started driving the Saturn again with the LiFePO4 CALIBs. After 3 weeks I have recorded the results. Notice how the effeciency changes. One cause is the charger is not consistant. Sometimes not fully charging. So far I have not seen it overcharge. When recording the voltage I have not seen it go…

Making it a Solar Powered Saturn

Big plans are now set for changing the Saturn to a Solar Powered Car. No panels on the hood, top and trunk. Actually plan to install a 7.2 kwh solar system on the repair shop at Lynn Auto Repair and charge the Saturn off it. That still would make it a Solar Powered Vehicle. Installing…