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Old 01-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There are others out there, They use Mikes original charger design and make a "dumb" charger (no automatic shut down no safety features) and the prices I'v seen are ridiculous. But if you want a "cool" blue glow then they are for you
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There are others out there, They use Mikes original charger design and make a "dumb" charger (no automatic shut down no safety features) and the prices I'v seen are ridiculous. But if you want a "cool" blue glow then they are for you
I like the auto- shutdown option and safety options and am leaning towards the 350ma version because a slower charge produces less heat. I also see that I'm a few learning curves behind and need to study further. There's alot of software functions to understand with Mike's grid charger and it's abit overwhelming at first glance.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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By any chance have you done the Calpod modification yet? This is where you can cut out assist / regen at will.

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Haven't done that one yet. I've only tried adjusting my driving habits to compensate when the SOC is running on the low side. It sounds like a good thing to have. I think I would only use it sparingly because I'm not really sure if I'm smarter than the car's computer, although I don't understand why the car's computer would keep the SOC in a low state for any signicant period of time in the first place.
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The original 350ma was to "soak" charge the PAC to revive unbalanced cells. He since saw the wisdom in being able to fully discharge and re-charge the battery to recover capacity. The time for that to occur, using 350ma, was judged to be excessive, so, the later models (the current models) have both 1 amp and 350ma rate. The 1 amp rate is use for the majority of the charge and the 350ma to finish. The 350ma only charger will do the job but take a lot longer.
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