Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let's See If They Fit

Just for fun I unhooked everything and removed the eight old lead batteries from the rear compartment. Then I placed the new 4-packs into the empty compartment. I was pleasantly surprised to find that by unstrapping three of the 4-packs I could fit all 48 of the new Thundersky 100Ah lithium cells into the rear compartment. There's even room for one or two more cells! I had expected to need to place some of the new cells in the front battery box. This all took about 30 minutes from start to finish.

I notice that Ellie's rear end now sits about an inch higher than it did with all the lead back there. When I get the five front batteries (340 pounds) removed I'll post a note of how the front height changes.