[Oeva-list] Leafing to Mary's Peak

Paul Wallace ianaudio at aracnet.com
Sun Jul 29 13:58:22 PDT 2012

Regen is probably capable of putting back a lot more current than the
charger, more like a DC quick charge or better.  BMS was probably
limiting the current for temperature reasons.

Paul Wallace

On Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:46:14 -0700, Alan Batie <alan at batie.org> wrote:
> On 7/29/12 12:24 AM, Karl Boekelheide wrote:
>> I got 3 bars back.  Back at OSU I was
>> back to 6 bars, I think.   I was able to make the trip down touching the
>> brakes only a couple times.
> Interesting; I was trying to modulate the brakes to get max regen,
> though several times while holding the brake steady, it would suddenly
> drop off to 3 dots instead of 5 and the car would start picking up
> speed.  The only thing I can imagine is that it was battery management.
>> The Leaf handles like a dream.  I was
>> taking 25 MPH corners at 50 and feeling like I was on rails.
> I thought about doing that, as it does handle well, but chickened out ;-)
>> was not free like yours.  I suspect it's because I powered up the hill
>> at or above the speed limit which is 30, if I remember right.
> The first 1/3 to 1/2 of Mary's Peak Road, I was stuck behind someone
> doing 25, but I was noticing I was pulling around 20kW - the same as
> traveling at freeway speeds, but at only 1/3 the speed.
> An interesting question will be Tuesday eve, when I'm planning on
> repeating it, possibly with a car full of people.  I'm curious how the
> weight will affect it...

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