Sunday, May 30, 2010

Now we're moving.


At long last, serious road testing begins. I lost several more cells before a proper commissioning charge was finished- the one block that I had prematurely watered had spewed so much electrolyte, that they didn't want to wash clean, and kept developing shorts against the stainless steel battery box, burning holes right through the side of the cell, right where the top had been sonic-welded onto the case. Methinks there were tiny flaws in those welds, because it only happened to a small percentage of the cells, but it's a killer flaw when it happens....


Anyway, with a fully-charged clean pack, my good friend Eric Gage rode along on some test drives, camera in hand. Here's the only clip small enough to post before editing.....

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