My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

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My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

Hi to everyone,
I make this post out of curiosity, I think it most have lithium in their Vectrix but some still continue with nickel. Sorry for my English, I am writing in Spanish and using the google translator.

Thank you very much to Larid for offering its software, initially I don´t see downside, charge load about 925 w instead 1800w in the phase cp, only a minute tr and cc until 147v (or 4 hours) and eliminate the phase eq. Charge is constant without any stoppages.

Consumption in each phase (Attache photos charging):

CP (3 hours and 10 minutes): 925 watts (6 amperes)
TR (1 minute): 283 watts (1.4 A)
CC (1 hour): 422 watts (2.4 A)
10 minutes cooling to 283 watts without loading and off.
Once off consumes 51 watt in standby.

In my case it took about four hours and filled 13 bars (I think the maximum is 17), I think my battery is at 75% capacity, ie has lost 25% load.

Now I can see the actual voltage in the box and as low accelerating, if I upload a slope and accelerated sharply lower even 120 v. Not to lose 120 v to produce no damage to the battery. I see you have the same force as before but with the original old software could not see the voltage so surely stronger when accelerating voltage down below 120 without knowing !!!!

Now the fan is always on and for 10 minutes after turning off the bike. Do you know the consumption of the fan? Can be this consumption 283watios?
If so, each hore using bike is taking 0.283 A battery capacity, is´nt it?

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Re: My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

Ah, now I can use this:

http://www.ansmann.de/en/products/chargers-power-supplies/energy-saving-mains-sockets/aes3?___store=en

When charge finish, consumption is 51 w so I can set to power of when is one minuts in 51 w, so I think I can prevent freezing charger.

Later I will try upload photo.

Thanks.

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Re: My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

Thank you for sharing, these pictures are quite interesting!.
As expected, internal temperature only raises from 17C to 19C, the battery stays cool.
Your battery accepts 75% of 30Ah (+ some% below the 0 bar), it seems to be in good shape, congratulations.
I think there's an occasional EQ phase to 148V.
About the device to unplug the bike when it consumes only 51w, are you sure it can be programmed to that level?

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Re: My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

Hi,

Yes I am sure, technical data:

Connection: 230V AC / 50Hz
Load: max. 2500W / 10A
Adaptive standby load: max. 70W
Power consumption: 0W in standby mode (after power cut-off)

I have this Energy Saving Mains shockes from 3 years ago and it´s work very good. Max power to power cut-of is 70w....I think it is very interesting to use with vectrix. In amazon.es is very cheap, about 12 €:

http://www.amazon.es/Ansmann-5024083-AES3-Enchufe-energ%C3%A9tico/dp/B00386RXW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425458604&sr=8-1&keyword...

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Re: My first charge NiMH with The Laird Software

Ah, now I can use this:

http://www.ansmann.de/en/products/chargers-power-supplies/energy-saving-mains-sockets/aes3?___store=en

When charge finish, consumption is 51 w so I can set to power of when is one minuts in 51 w, so I think I can prevent freezing charger.

Unfortunately, that will only prevent the charger from drawing the unnecessary current when it has finished charging, which is also good, but if the charger freezes during high current settings (like mine did) that power saving device would not prevent the charger from overcharging the battery.
Using a timer to ensure the charger cuts off completely after a set time would definitely help, but if the charger freezes during the first stage of charging it would still remain on full power output (6A) for the duration of the expected total charging time set into the timer (7 hours and 21 minutes).

Alan

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