Sunday, March 21, 2010

BMS Display

I mounted the display/control unit on the stock cup holder where I can easily see it. A couple of screws to lock the cup holder in place and some sticky back Velcro did the trick (yes, it was crooked when I took the picture).
With everything hooked up it was time to see how it all worked. First I charged the pack for 10 minutes and monitored the voltages as they crept up to about 3.5V each. Then it was time to turn the key. I only drove it around the parking lot because the cells have not been brought up to full charge yet, but everything works fine. The car does feel lighter with 500 pounds less in batteries.