[amsat-bb] Field day power from BEV?

Dave Mann cwo4mann at comcast.net
Thu Jun 16 04:32:13 UTC 2016

Greg, be not puzzled.  My Nissan LEAF is an example.  As long as I don't put the LEAF in drive and move it around, it is just a big battery -- a really big battery, with about 1.2kV @ 13.8 Vdc direct from the positive side of the small 12 vdc battery and from the negative grounding buss at the rear of the motor compartment.  The LEAF 400 Vdc power pack automatically keeps the 12 vdc battery charged while operating.  In reality the 12vdc battery acts to transform the 400 vdc big battery down to 12 vdc.   I have photos and description on the Nissan LEAF Forum.


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> On Jun 15, 2016, at 22:47, Greg D <ko6th.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Every year there's always someone with an off-the-wall question about
> the Field Day rules.  Not hearing one yet, it might as well be my turn...
> There are different station classifications based on your power source. 
> What class is a station that gets its power from a Battery Electric
> Vehicle (one with battery only, no gas engine), for example, if I run my
> rig from the car's 12v Accessory outlet?
> Class-C covers a currently-traditional (ICE) car, one with a combustion
> engine driven generator (alternator) backing up the car's battery. 
> My car has no such generator, just a really big battery (57kw).  If I
> park the car and run a 12v cable to the operating position at a nearby
> picnic bench, and keep to 5 watts or less, am I Class A Battery?  What
> if higher than 5 watts?
> Puzzled,
> Greg  KO6TH
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