Thu 8 Jan 2009
Last night I took a drive on the highway. It was obvious the nicad pack was doing much better. So I drove at about 72mph which is the max the truck will go. Same thing driving back. About 11.7 miles round trip and the pack was above 300v 98% of the time. I burned over 4kwr and there was probably 1-2 kwh left. I’ll do a range test to see how much the capacity improvement really is.
On the way to work this morning the pack was over 315v the whole drive.
I will do the discharge maintenance again just to ring out any extra capacity that is held back by the memory effect. The manual says sometimes up to 3 complete discharges are required to restore the pack from deep memory effect.
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