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Electric Truck Lithium Battery Upgrade

August 10, 2019

I upgraded the Electric Ford Ranger to Lithium Batteries!The truck had Group 24 Lead-Acid batteries in the bed. The batteries pulled from the Smith electric truck are Valence brand Group 27 batteries designed as 12V replacements. So, the logical thing to do was simply pull out the lead and put in the lithium in it’s […]

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Electric Truck Range Testing!

December 31, 2018

After some disappointment in the original range testing of the factory-built electric Ford Ranger EV, it was time to try again! I did a little work on the truck, cleaning and testing the accessory 12V battery and learning about the “Star” tester that came with it. The hand-held computer communicates with the truck and lets […]

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Vectrix: Cycle Analyst now Working

May 27, 2015

I got the Cycle Analyst working! It seems that the problem is that I never bothered to program in the sensitivity of the shunt resistor. All of the ammeters that I have worked with in the past were simple analog ones. I would have a meter and a matching shunt. It just worked – nothing […]

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