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by Hanzieo
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 13:19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1663

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

Terry

Very interested. What is a voltage booster? Can you give a example of one in the 1.5kw range?

The Vmp of the 4 LG's will be 144v and the current just under 10A.
by Hanzieo
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 08:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1663

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

Terry, The flat box above the ladders is what I am planning. There is not enough roof space to get to the voltage required. I think I can fit 4 x 360w LG pannels on top of a roof rack. I will have to boost it. The one way I see is a MPPT converter/dc-dc converter to Up the voltage/Li charger. This w...
by Hanzieo
Mon, 24 Dec 2018, 05:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1663

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

Thanks guys , The van will get a roof rack anyway for ladders so pannels won't add much extra resistance. I know there prob won't be much financial gain and that's not my motivation. It's about the idealism of a solar powered car that can drive around the country without adding fuel if one has enoug...
by Hanzieo
Sun, 23 Dec 2018, 13:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 1663

Solar panels on an EV roof

Moderator note: this series of posts was split off from the Aftermarket iMiEV battery upgrade project thread, at the request of a reader. End moderator note. ================= Hello, I have a minicab on the Central coast and will also be very keen on a battery extended. I am planning to place 3-4 so...