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Maybe I'll take a day off to go to A & P as well as Farwest Golf Carts to pick up some old 8V golf cart batteries for desulfation testing

Batteries are Here!

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After much time on the phone with UPS Freight, the 8-volt golf cart batteries finally showed up today! Here they are on the sidewalk.

Battery Equalizer Schematics Rev 1.0

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I'll have to modify the circuit with a voltage doubler in the final stage to work with 8-volt golf-cart batteries for the 914 EV kit.

Hauling Lead and Confusing Connections

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These high-capacity 8-volt golf-cart batteries are 70 pounds apiece. I got this battery strap at a Yamaha golf cart dealer.

The Great Desulfation Experiment

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Above is a picture of a heavily sulfated 8-volt golf-cart battery I acquired yesterday. Can one revive a mostly dead battery?

Don't let those batteries just sit around

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The 8-volt golf cart batteries arrived over 24 days ago and have just been sitting on the garage floor, discharging.

Measuring State-of-Charge on Lead Acid Batteries

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The 914 AC kit uses 8V golf cart batteries and I'm wondering if different batteries like Hawkers or Optima Yellow-Top batteries would be better. Both US-Battery and Trojan have 8-volt golf-cart batteries. With the AC system, I'll probably be pulling less amps and am looking forward to the extended range.

Impatience.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I should be getting the 18 8-volt golf-cart batteries from American Battery Company early next week. As you may have noticed, the blog entries have dropped off rather abruptly in recent weeks. I've sent three e-mails and one phone call to Electro Automotive asking about the status of the battery racks/boxes and received no reply.

Test Drive to Work

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I'm not sure how much current these golf cart batteries are designed for. Since traffic is really light on Sunday morning, I drove to work (15 miles away) and back to see how the 914 would handle. Shifting was a real pain on city streets since the electric motor changes RPM very quickly during acceleration or regeneration.

Talking with Mike at ElectroAuto

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Regarding the 8V golf-cart batteries, Mike also mentioned that they tended to either last 3-4 years or die right away (infant mortality). I just got off the phone with Mike at Electro Automotive. We chatted about the blown CCPower DC-DC converter and the engine vibrations. Mike doesn't have an AC kit 914 back at the ranch.

More Delays

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Besides, the PowerCheq units only handle 12 volt batteries and the ElectroAuto kit is designed for 8-volt golf-cart batteries, so a homebrew system will be required. Over the past few weeks I've been trying to contact the folks at Electro Automotive to get the status of the EV 914 kit. It looks like this is going to take some patience.

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Out in the desert as part of Burning Man , our encampment, Snow Koan Solar, is setting up a solar photovoltaic EV Charging Station (at 7:30 and Desert) for electric scooters, golf carts, sofas and barstools. A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. Back after Labor Day. Google Guys Th!nk The Th!nk

ZENN Motor Increases Stake in EEStor to 10.7%; EESU Production Prototype Promised by End of 2009

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These investors had also elected not to participate at the time of ZMC’s initial EEStor investment in April 2007. Earlier in July, ZENN Motor Company Inc. ZMC) increased its equity investment in energy storage developer, EEStor, Inc. with an additional US $5.0 million investment. ZMC now owns approximately 10.7% an increase from the 3.8%

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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They are either glorified golf cart city cars like this one or they are only for the very wealthy like the Tesla. before 2010. It should.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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You guys go ahead and buy your 40 mile per charge GM golf cart. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0 "The Volt is a case study.

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