original apple macbook batteries are a study in density packaging, not a spare cubic in there, all pouch cell and fancy TexasInstruments BQ battery chip.
was going thru some dead batteries, and found one non-original that felt suspiciously lighter than any others. you don’t own it till you open it, so,
looks all official on the bottom, CE cert and all that, but, what’s missing inside? how about only 1/3 the space is battery cells?
and what kind of cells are these? look like some sort of tablet battery, really thin, testing one now shows about 2800mah capacity, WAY lower than what the outside says!
yup, even says only 13.87Wh, way less than the 57Wh the outside says!
at least it looks to have a cell balancer, and since it talks to an apple laptop, must have the original TI chip right?
nope, atmel atmega16, might explain the weird responses from the SMC queries….
this is a test, this is only a test, had this been a real blog entry, it would have overflowed the twitter buffer by somewhere around this many characters i thought….
last runs blew out the low volt cutoff, so i added a fancy digital VA meter.
here’s the 400 amp shunt added to the pack negative.
and the whole guts on the bench for testing, fancy meter, 400 amp speed controller, 200 amp cutoff solenoid, and even the new throttle control.
fun first, art second, safety third, how about 250 amp inline fuse on the fly?
all tucked back into the battery box plenty of room for the charge balancer board and a beer or two.
and then stick it all back on the bike.
nice blue LED display, unless use an ipad to take the pic…
ok, so that was a nice pressure drop, got 2 inches or more of rain here in the first band. yeah, not wave, band. like hurricane’s band up, so did this storm. more coming, stay tuned.
SPC TORNADO AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM REPORTS
UNOFFICIAL - FOR OFFICIAL REPORTS, SEE PUBLICATION 'STORM DATA'
FOR 06CST FRI OCT 14 2016 THRU 16CST FRI OCT 14 2016
EVENT LOCATION REMARKS (CST)TIME
.....TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS..........TORNADO REPORTS.....
1 *TORN MANZANITA OR (31 S AST) 14/0925
WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE. REPORTS OF TORNADO PQR/LSR 457212393
DAMAGE IN MANZANITA. B
2 *TORN OCEANSIDE OR (48 S AST) 14/1005
PER VIDEO OBTAINED VIA SOCIAL MEDIA...A PQR/LSR 454712397
WATERSPOUT FORMED OFF
NOAA 19 northbound 39E at 14 Oct 2016 21:47:41 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)
pressure holding steady, sunny HI holding on barely at the coast, still getting a bunch of wood split hoping for a few days of secluded rainy creative and accordion practice.
NOAA 19 northbound 62E at 12 Oct 2016 22:10:08 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)
ok, not really a car, but the whole HookUp Truck show is fo sho ART!!!
support Spy Emerson and support me supporting her!
signs pointing to some rain in the next days, fingers crossed, bellows squeezed….
NOAA 19 northbound 78E at 11 Oct 2016 22:21:26 GMT on 137.10MHz, HVC-precip enhancement, Normal projection, Channel A: 2 (near infrared), Channel B: 4 (thermal infrared)
found someone upgrading their roof solar panels, cash talks and walks.
2 are on the station bank, and the other 2 on the house bank. nice solid 8amps at 45volts or so thru the MPPT controllers for each pair. not bad for “used”….