VW - Beetle 2003

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Bigpie wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:21 pm Did a longer trip today and got a charge on chademo
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Did some motorway miles and while the car was mostly ok, it was obviously lacking in umph. Would cruise happily at 60 but maintaining 70 up hill wasn't so effortless.

Mart.y hit me with a well timed PM offering a leaf motor so an upgrade is in order. Going to be a tight squeeze.
What speed of charging did you see? The Leaf motor would be a great upgrade if you can fit it in.
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I've not gone over 50 amps yet, the unit was reporting it could do 120 amps. Need to harness my inner Damien and just open up the taps and see what happens :D
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Remind me please how you achieved the charging? ATM all I have is an Outlander PHEV 3kW charger.
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Chademo controlled by an Arduino Due and a shield I've bodged up. My AC is the Outlander charger.
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Bigpie wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:08 am Chademo controlled by an Arduino Due and a shield I've bodged up. My AC is the Outlander charger.
I have a Chademo charging socket, a Due and several shields.
Now I'm very interested, any plans or a how too?
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I'll put together a wiki/video asap. My shield design needs some changes too, but I'll publish when done.
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Bigpie wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:21 am I'll put together a wiki/video asap. My shield design needs some changes too, but I'll publish when done.
That would be great thanks, I've been so focused on getting the batteries installed and the AC charger working I haven't given fast charging much thought but I want to do a road trip at some stage so getting DC charging working would make a huge difference.
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Alibro wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:07 am That would be great thanks, I've been so focused on getting the batteries installed and the AC charger working I haven't given fast charging much thought but I want to do a road trip at some stage so getting DC charging working would make a huge difference.
Going to be making a few tweaks to the shield and getting some more now I've got instavolts working. I'll bang you one in the post.
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