ACP Honda eCivic BatOp
The ACP eCivic's battery configuration includes 28 series connected
Optima deep cycle Yellow Top modules designated D750S. Each
module is 52 Ah (C/2), 280 W/kg, sealed, maintenance free,
with ‘Gates’ spiral cells. Overall traction pack weight of 1200 lb. with
an actual pack voltage ~ 360 V and a total pack
capacity of ~ 16 kWh (c1995).
This particular eCivic has an upgraded battery management system
designated the ACP ‘BatOp’ features higher charging voltage
balancing. The eCivic's traction pack has a fast charge
capability of < 1 hour with a 220 V, 80A outlet. The eCivic has
two on-board battery management computers, both with the ability
to download serial data for review and diagnosis.
The eCivic's other accessories include a 12A load to discharge
system, a custom winch for raising and lowering the traction pack,
communications cable extender (for testing pack prior to installation),
and several spare Batops individual battery monitoring units.
ACPropulsion also developed a pack specific BatOp User Manual,
and instructions for traction pack servicing and installation. The
Beata eCivic also has three different versions of the battery
charging software (IC chips).
Although the collection has not persued replacing this eCivic's
traction pack the previous owner, an Optima Engineer,
was kind enough to provide the following traction pack replacement
photographs for documentation.
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