New consulting relationship with GreenTecAuto begins
What actually goes wrong with the batteries????
A look at todays Hybrid and EV battery packs
Battery packs exposed
Keeping Warm In New England
Plugging into the SUN
Making a small solar concentrator
Building MIMA and the plug in adapters
Converting a telephone truck to electric
DIY dual pulse Capacitor Discharge Spotwelder
Getting in shape while making electricity
Replacing gasoline with solar electric lawn equipment
What is Genesis One?
How to stop the aging process DIY
MIMA Install Day 2005 a Big Success!
Building a hybrid car grid charger
Assembling the bases
building it bigger 4.5A
Calibrating the temperature
Calibration and test of components and boards
Charger # 1 goes into beta testing
Discharger # 1 / gridcharger cycler accessory
Fan and temp boards
Getting serious
Harnesses for the Insights are nearly finished
Helpers make it go much faster
Inside the overnight charger
Modified overnight boxes
More thermal testing
Moving towards the goal line
PTC strip monitor and charger shutdown circuit
Temp volts and current calibration fixture
Test of accuracy
The code
Thermal testing.
The weather slows us down
Tapping into the Wind
Expanding MIMA with the Distribution board ( users projects )

building it bigger 4.5A

building it bigger 4.5A
Mega charger

Hybrid Battery repair needs a way to top off the packs when he first gets them, and after they are finished. This dual rate charger pushes the max charge rate up to 4.55A,to safely top off the pack in minimum time by putting four 1050MA CC led supply in parallel with a single 350MA CC supply, in series with three 6A 48V supplies.
The operation is the same as the overnight charger. Set the switchover voltage, push the red start button, and walk away.
This is a one off unit, so it does not look like the chargers I will be making.
The timer will start when the switchover happens.
The test load should let me test the charger at full current. Will do first full power test tomorrow, then I will charge a real pack.