Well i finally got around to building mine and had it charging for 13 hours yesterday, took it for a test drive and can already see a HUGE difference!!!
Did u incorporate any diodes in the build? I am assuming the are mostly for safety purposes, so maybe many who are building their own chargers are skipping them in the circuits. I did not get any responses to my previous post (repeated here) so if you did put in the diodes i would appreciate a picture.
"Does anyone have a picture showing (or could take one and post) a good way to safely incorporate the diodes (Spets 8/6/12 post of circuit) mechanically into the circuit? I have not seen many (any?) pictures of the battery harness side which is were I assume the diodes should be mounted. I'm thinking of embarking on building one of these chargers but would like to see examples of the entire setup first.
Yes i did right before the positive leads going to the + battery and + fan, i installed them like a inline fuse
Thanks. Looking at Peter's picture seems to show a diode on both the positive and negative leads to the battery connections. Guess I will do that. I ordered two of the GINO 30-90 V 300ma power supplies today. Hopefully I will get them! Have not decided on the 12V supply for the battery fan. May wait and see if I can get the charger up and working first and then add the fan.
I was thinking about trying to find something like this, only in a higher amperage, to splice to my fan to cool the battery while charging. I bought enough power sources to provide up to 1A. Would this provide enough cooling? I thought I could fast charge it this way up to a certain point with the fan on, then trickle charge it the rest of the way. It's not very high on my priority list, as I need to install my MIMA and I am still waiting on my OBDII C&C.
Annnnnd, I got my first IMA light. I am not sure whether it came from a more aggressive use of assist, or from the bcm thinking there was less in the battery so it dialed up a forced charge. The IMA came right after a force charge.
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