My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

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Aircon
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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

So,my question....if I want the same mc1014b config as i have now, but with cruise control operating, is there an appropriate file please?

So, you haven't checked the box... Go to the box, and look for your MC1014b version with CC...

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Of course I checked the box....but the version I have is "mc1014b.hex".

what am I missing here?

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Well this seems to be about the right place to ask this question...My NiMhi batteries seem to be toast - no matter what I do they just seem to heat up....so I figure its time to go lithium. More than happy/capable to do the job myself - the question is simply what technology to use?
Normal Lithium batteries; around 40?
18 or 19 Leaf cells without BMS
18 or 19 Leaf cells with BMS
18650 cells - not really interested in all the spot soldering so that makes this difficult.

Despite what others have said I believe it very important to have some thermal management of lithium batteries - I would be looking to be keeping the plenum fans - running continuously as I have been with the Lairds software.

Curious to hear of peoples experience in the various technologies.

I will be picking 1 and going with that...

Thanks for your input.

Jonathan

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

So,my question....if I want the same mc1014b config as i have now, but with cruise control operating, is there an appropriate file please?

So, you haven't checked the box... Go to the box, and look for your MC1014b version with CC...

box.jpg

Ok...I had another look...none of those files appear to be suitable, sadly, so I remain without CC with Sandy's software.

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

Ok...I had another look...none of those files appear to be suitable, sadly, so I remain without CC with Sandy's software.

Aircon, There are 3 different MC1014bCC files inside the box, they change low voltage limit, and max voltage during regen. If none of them suits your needs, maybe you can ask The laird team for a custom MC1014b file with CC...

18 or 19 Leaf cells with BMS

My choice, 9 modules 82Ah heat resistant superleaf with vectrix BMS + vectrix PCB adapters. A blast to ride, full firmware compatibility, a time saver, easy, straight installation.

Despite what others have said I believe it very important to have some thermal management of lithium batteries - I would be looking to be keeping the plenum fans - running continuously as I have been with the Lairds software.

The batteries stay cool, internal resistance is pretty low. In my opinion, if you use heat resistant chem there's no need to carry those impellers, but it is your conversion, keep them if you think they will be worth.
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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

18 or 19 Leaf cells with BMS

My choice, 9 modules 82Ah heat resistant superleaf with vectrix BMS + vectrix PCB adapters. A blast to ride, full firmware compatibility, a time saver, easy, straight installation.

You mean 19 modules, right ?

Where did you sourced them ?
At a Nissan dealer ? Wrecking Yard ?

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

IF you use the 82ah you can only use (9 modules which have two modules inside each modules which makes 18 packs.2016-09-02 14.05.06_1.jpg

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Ahhhhhh!!!!!

True!
The new Nissan Leaf cells are composed that way!

Unfortunately, vectrixparts only have the old type of Nissan Leaf cells... I would prefer to use these new cells instead, because they mean less parts to service, are prepared to cope with the MC power demand and have better resistance to eat.

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

I am open to all sorts of suggestions - did not know that there were new Nissan cells - anyone know where I can source these cells from - I am European based.

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

Only 18 cells ? Thats a shame, can't they be separated so you could squeeze in the extra cell making 19 ? Surely they come apart ?
They must be manufactured separately - see this stock photo.
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Electric traction is the future.

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Re: My 'simple' Leaf cell conversion

Tried all the local Nissan suppliers down here in the South of France and sadly they are really not very helpful. I really don't know where I can source these from - they freak out when I tell them I want to buy 19 cells...Sadly my Vectrix has to wait until I can find a solution....

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Try junk yards (parc à ferraille?), you may be more lucky there...

My rides:
2017 Zero S ZF6.5 11kW, erider Thunder 5kW

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Thanks - tried one of the biggest ones in the South of France "Auto Choc" no way - they barely have heard of Nissan Leaf in these parts....After all its the Provence....

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