OK, I've reached the point where this no longer makes sense to me, so I need some help.
Forgive the TMI (Too Much Information) but I don't know what is relevant, since this is not making sense to me.
I purchased a 2007 Vectrix last Fall and did the Leaf upgrade with 18 batteries this June. When the batteries arrived from Hybrid Auto, one was dinged . I called Hybrid and they offered to replace it, but they said that in their experience it had no impact on the battery. So after checking to make sure all the voltages were the same, I elected to keep that battery for the install.
The battery install went fine, but the software upgrade was not smooth. I got this dreaded message and thought my Vectrix was Kaput.
Somehow I got the MC software loaded and to celebrate, took a short drive. I got back and could not get the Battery charger software to load and the voltage went down to 118-116v before I got it working.
Here is an image 55min into the first charge, reading 136v and 2 bars from June 29
I have had a problem of the gauge dropping too fast to 2-3 bars after only 30 miles or so. I thought it was a faulty gauge and decided to run the battery below 130v to 'reset' the bars on the gauge. Today when tried to do that I almost ran out of power- the gears kept meshing badly which has happened once or twice in the past and I had little power- was barely able to get home going only 1 mile.
The problem I now have is that the gauge shows me down to 1 bar and yet when I go to charge the battery, it is already at 139v.
My drive to work is only 4 miles, so I can make it both ways on a charge if that is what it takes, but clearly something is wrong.
I do not have a cycle analyst or voltmeter on the battery. I did take the scooter apart and checked all the cells were at 7.99v , which is admittedly at rest and I have no idea what is happening under stress.
So, any ideas on what is my problem here? Do I need to add a cycle analyst? Is one cell bad that is dropping like crazy when under load?
Think a LEAF dealership could help?
I'm stuck thinking about how to handle this and could use some suggestions. Thanks!!