Monday, July 21, 2014
Driving range test
I went for a bit of a drive and mostly 40-50 mph, there was a few stretches of road that were 55 mph and I blasted to 65 a few times. The course was a mix of flat and minor grades.
I returned home when I had one bar left on the "gas gauge" and had used almost 30AH. I still had no sign of low batteries, had plenty of power and speed.
I had clocked just over 42 miles, a milestone for a vectrix, I think I had previously logged 28 with a good set of NIMH batteries.
I know I could have rode another 10AH, but I was watching the voltmeter to not drop below 126V or 3V per cell and 40 amps draw.
Overall, very pleased, good power and decent range.
I left with the batteries showing 21c and after riding a bit hard on the return it indicated 33c or about 91F.
So I had some heating of the batteries, about 20 degrees