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just got my 2nd sparrow home, Question????
I bought #288 Lime green sparrow, owner told me bat pak was dead. I plugged it in. The charger blinks the red light and makes a off and on ding dong noise....
Mar 23, 2011
Hi Eino, The electrolytics actually protect the power devices in the controller, the switching is still very noisey in the OEM kilovac. The new driver...
Mar 23, 2011
This is just an FYI to the group I add a J1772 connecter to #222, we are starting to see the new charging stations in our area and this new connection will...
Mar 21, 2011
Sparrow Shutting down while driving
No one has responded... has anyone experienced the following... While driving, suddenly the a relay clicks off, the brake and seatbelt lights blink...
Mar 20, 2011
Shutdown and buzzing while driving
Hi, first time this happened to my sparrow. Have over 23000 miles... While driving, suddenly it started to buzz and blink the brake and seatbelt lights. All...
Mar 10, 2011
Battery Monitor IC
This post is for the engineers (and tech-savvy) members of this group. This is not Sparrow-Specific, but I think it's interesting for those developing their...
Mar 7, 2011
New Charger Setup for my Sparrow
I just changed out all the batteries in my Sparrow. So, it has 13 new optima blue D34M batteries. I also removed the Zivan and put in four Noco Genius...
Mar 3, 2011
10,000 miles on lithium
My Sparrow just rolled its ten thousanth mile on a (nominal) 80Ah, 44 cell Thundersky lithium-iron-
phosphate pack. That took about 18 months. I derate the...
Feb 16, 2011
Battery pack change
Sparrow #267, the Border Coast Orange, is finally getting a new battery pack. Everything came out of it well (and hallelujah for digital cameras so it should...
Feb 1, 2011
Sparrow / NMG schematic
Hi all, I seem to have lost the softcopy of the reverse engineered schematic (Wiring Diagram) of the Sparrow. Is there any kind soul able to email me at...
Jan 28, 2011
Steering boot access
My steering wheel started stiffening up some, so I took the car to a local shop and asked them to grease it. They took one look at it and told me that the...
Jan 18, 2011
Repair estimate in western WA?
Had a tree fall on my nmg a couple of weeks back during a storm here and it crushed the back-end pretty extensively. For insurance I need to find someone to...
Jan 14, 2011
OT - Manzanita Micro sale
I am posting this because I know that some Sparrow owners use Manzanita Micro products or may be looking at a BMS system. Manzanita Micro is having a half day...
Dec 19, 2010
Speaking of Insurance
Hey guys, I haven't heard anyone talk about AAA covering the Sparrow. Since I've been having my bird painted and fixed up, it's had a non-op title with no...
Dec 17, 2010
EV insurance survey
Hello fellow Sparrownauts, Long time members of this group may remember Bruce Parmenter. He is the founder of this group. Bruce is conducting a survey on...
Dec 17, 2010
Experiences in Massachusetts -- RMV?
Hi. I've been interested in buying a Sparrow for quite some time. But I've gotten the run-around from the Massachusetts RMV when I've inquired about...
Dec 15, 2010
nmg vs tree
posted photos on group site. ~ joanne...
Dec 9, 2010
J1772 and 110v Zivan
J1772 EVSE ("Charging Station"
) is about to become reality. If you have the 220vac Zivan, you're in luck as adapters are beginning to show up (e.g.,...
Nov 28, 2010
Hit a Deer!!
As I was traveling home last night on Hwy 10 at 55 mph, a deer ran right out in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and veered to the left and struck it in...
Nov 23, 2010
#288 lime green pizzabutt on E-BAY for sale
Starting price $8500 with no reserve! Brand new battery pack, yellow tops. In great shape! 6500 miles on it, needs nothing! Located in Albany, LA. Wayne Spring...
Nov 19, 2010
Exterior Door Handle
Anyone have any experience fixing the exterior door handle. Mine stopped working today. I have to admit I had just finished washing the car and I closed a...
Nov 19, 2010
PalTrakr Installation Experience
For those of you who are using PakTrakr, I'm interested in your experience. Did you buy 2 kits that each monitor 6 batteries (right out of the box), adding 1...
Nov 3, 2010
2007 Myers NMG for sale - 3500 miles!
I have a 2007 Myers Motors NMG for sale, and it's in relatively good condition. It needs a new battery pack but it only has 3500 miles on it *and* has...
Nov 1, 2010
The Sparrow motor is rated at 150V. I have used 14 batteries at one point - 168V. I know the Kilovac controller can go somewhat higher - maybe 180V? My...
Nov 1, 2010
Electric Outlet Specifications for Charging?
I'm having my electrician install a plug for charging and I want to make sure it's right since I've read some conflicting posts. I assume the best thing to do...
Oct 31, 2010
Minimum voltage to test
Does anyone know if I can run at 72v or less to test my sparrow? I'd like to just put the batteries in the area under the seat for my initial test. Actually...
Oct 23, 2010
Beeping is not always the charger. As I was working on my modification, I had no connection on pin 9 between the Kilovac controler and the EVCL. Shortly after...
Oct 23, 2010
John G. Lussmyer
Heater gone bad?
My heater doesn't work. When I used a voltmeter on the contacter, I noticed it was only getting 65V. I figured this was the problem, so I fed a line coming in...
Oct 22, 2010
Removal and replacement of battery cable lugs
While doing some battery maintenance, I came upon a battery terminal that would not tighten satisfactorily. I found that it had cracked on the underside and...
Oct 20, 2010
EBEAA EV Meeting this Saturday - Affordable AC EV Conversions ...
Topic: EBEAA EV Meeting - Affordable AC EV Conversions Saturday, Oct 23, 2010 10 am to 4 pm, setting up at 9am. Rally Location: Alameda First Baptist Church,...
Oct 19, 2010
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