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by GeriatricGeoffrey
Sep 12 2018 8:03pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Chargers - What is the go-to "charge anything" charger?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Chargers - What is the go-to "charge anything" charger?

Is there a go-to charger that is the best? I'm looking for something reasonably future-proof.
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Aug 08 2018 5:09pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?

Once you get into sealed, then there really isn't any reconditioning or equalizing. I have some advanced lead chargers that have a crazy high voltage setting for desulphating, but it's only for refillables, and requires monitoring the specific gravity of the fluid and replacing what boils off. With...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Aug 08 2018 4:57pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?

Sorry. Might be "old school". But trying to keep up with the "younger generation". Last time I looked at lead-acid was for stationary cells (glass cases, and "heavy"...) used to store solar electric energy. :wink: Very similar to my intended use case, plus I own 3 cars and a few other devices (unin...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Aug 08 2018 4:37pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?
Replies: 14
Views: 362

SLA Maintenance - Science vs BS?

I have a few different 12v Lead Acid batteries, mostly SLA AGM but a few old school FLA with the water caps. Is there quick and simple guide to how to take care of these guys, that is based on science as opposed to marketing BS? Specifically about maintenance, reconditioning, desulfation / desulfati...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Aug 07 2018 11:42pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: ATV conversion (mostly done)
Replies: 18
Views: 2457

Re: ATV conversion (mostly done)

Sorry for the very very late answer, it costed about 4000€ It is now almost finished, I still have to tweak the controller to have more power at startup but that's all. Maybe create different drive profiles as I have a switch wired but is is not really necessary. The issue I had with the regen not ...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Feb 04 2018 6:28pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?
Replies: 167
Views: 11821

Re: What will it take to make ebikes, More mainstream ?

they're already in the Tour de France, what more do you want? :lol:
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 30 2018 12:16am
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: Currie Kick Scooter conversion
Replies: 295
Views: 29388

Re: Currie Kick Scooter conversion

this looks fun as hell. about how much have you spent on it in total?
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 28 2018 11:02pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Mini Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Mini Boat

Looks fantastic.


The lack of captain's outfit in the kit is a deal-breaker though. :lol:
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 28 2018 10:05pm
Forum: Electric Aircraft
Topic: Farfles Electric Ultralight.
Replies: 196
Views: 19397

Re: Farfles Electric Ultralight.

Exciting developments! Now if only I knew how to fly...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 28 2018 9:43pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3177
Views: 108134

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The Beastie :It never hit me how crazy Melbourne and Sydney are until I started looking at all these Europe people countries like Norway that have the same population but for their entire country, not just a city. The retarded thing about it all is Australians still wonder why property prices are s...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 28 2018 9:40pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bitcoins
Replies: 192
Views: 19393

Re: Bitcoins

I'm 24 and feel like I'm far too old to even begin to understand this crypto madness.
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 28 2018 9:34pm
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Thrift Stores for Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Thrift Stores for Parts

THRIFT STORES What's worth it? Anything in particular to keep an eye out for? Yesterday I saw a Razor electric scooter for $15 but it had a SLA battery so I decided against it. I know those diabetes, err I mean mobility scooters generally run SLA too. I figured the motor and related components were ...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 18 2018 6:06pm
Forum: Stand-up E-scooters and E-skateboards
Topic: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires
Replies: 114
Views: 7776

Re: "Monster Board" High power 4X4 board with ATV tires

okay... shut up and take my money!

how much did the aluminum replacement set you back? you have your own machine shop? :D
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 17 2018 2:14pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Shut down my hydro
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Shut down my hydro

I'd love to read more about your whole setup, got a writeup laying around?
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 17 2018 2:06pm
Forum: Electric Watercraft
Topic: Safety & charging in the water?
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Safety & charging in the water?

1) What sort of charging hardware do you use to charge watercraft? Does standard automotive EVSE tick all the boxes for full safe use in something like a yacht or a houseboat, which is intended to remain in the water at all times? Or is it only good enough for things like jetskis and small boats whi...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 17 2018 12:13am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Electric go kart conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Electric go kart conversion

all you need now is some banana peels and turtle shells
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 17 2018 12:10am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Electric kart
Replies: 136
Views: 21740

Re: Electric kart

looks fun. estimated cost so far?
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 17 2018 12:09am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

Re: UTV with 555hp and 4,900 ft pounds of torque

https://electrek.co/2017/11/21/nikola-zero-electric-utv-energy-capacity-tesla/ As Trevor starts to give us a tour around the vehicle to look at some of the main components, it’s unbelievable spec sheet, like 555 hp and 4,900 ft-lbs of torque, slowly starts to become a reality for us. We get a good ...
by GeriatricGeoffrey
Jan 10 2018 9:20pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: ATV conversion (mostly done)
Replies: 18
Views: 2457

Re: ATV conversion (mostly done)

looks fun!

cost so far?