Mr. Landis, on a slightly different note. Would you say your controller would be a good application for an electric golf cart that sits in a garage at in Florida for 10 months unattended (no one there)? Quite hot in there through the summer months. Electrolyte levels would be a concern, yes?
My E-20 has 10 year old “workaholics” but the run time is down to about 20-25 minutes, long enough to snow plow the drive.
From: harry landis [mailto:hlandis hotmail com]
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: (ET) How often to charge large frame tractors sitting idle?
For those interested, I still have the charger controllers available. They are $40 each, including shipping to the US and Canada. You can find details on the Elec-trak.org site on about the next to last page of parts for sale.
> From: Reo43 aol com
> Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 09:19:14 -0500
> To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
> Subject: Re: (ET) How often to charge large frame tractors sitting idle?
> On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:57:23 (PST) Paul Holzschuher wrote:
> Get a Landis charge controller that uses the ET charger, but monitors the
> pack voltage, so you are always charged in any weather.
> Got my Landis 10 years ago and my first T-105 pack lasted 8 years.
> Paul, I agree with that statement. I am going through my first winter with
> the Landis controller. I check the pack voltage almost every day, and have
> not seen anything lower than 36.9 VDC. It is a well made device, and it
> Previously I had the tractor plugged into a 24 hour timer that charged the
> pack for 1/2 hour each day, Last winter I had an older set of Trojan
> T-105s, and I just didn't get around to hooking up the timer. This spring I had 5
> cases busted - only 1 survived.
> I spent over $500 for the new batteries and I figure the $40 for the
> controller is well spent. Using the timer is always a bit of guesswork - not
> quite knowing whether you are over or under charging.
> Just my 2 cents worth...
> Erv Troyer
> Lagrange, IN
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