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Old 07-17-2020, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for ideas for battery car. This loco will serve a mining operation.
Maybe a tool car?
First battery project in 20 years, new technology. Found an old one in the parts bin with a wound, servo controlled speed control.... sigh.
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Covered gondola, water tank, tarp over a load on a flat car.
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Question battery car ideas

Good suggestions:
I need to figure out my size and dimensions for batteries. What is optimal voltage?
12/1.2=10 cells probably C type in order to get the mAh requirements.

Any general rules on that? Resources?

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Go with Li-Ion batteries. 14.8 volts, 2600mAh in a 3" x 3" x 1" space. I get between 3 - 5 hours out of a pack like that depending on the locomotive. If you're running a mining loco, it would likely be small, so your runtimes would be at the upper end of that spectrum.

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Old 07-18-2020, 07:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Excellent! Will do.
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