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Old 11-23-2020, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my Fisker Karma for almost 5 years now. It sure has been a learning experience, good, but mostly not so good. My experience of ownership was not so good because of the service that had been performed on the car. Nobody is culpable for anything these days, I had no choice but to repair the car myself. <br>

I am an electronics engineer, and work with fiber optic telemetry and communication systems in aircraft. I also ran a program that dealt with battery backup systems within aerospace and drones that is similar to the nanophosphate LiFePO4 pouch packs we have in our Fisker Karmas. While my experience was mostly overly-complicated government contracts, I can apply this experience to repair the Fisker.<br>

I have an eight part series where I modify my lift and remove/disassemble/repair the battery pack. It is not very complicated. Once people get over the fear of dying from electric shock, externally testing, diagnosing and repairing the battery pack is something you can do at almost any shop with a lift both 2 post and 4. I will show how to build test fixtures and a database to analyze the performance of the individual modules within the battery pack. Then, break a defective one apart and perform a successful inexpensive repair. I can supply the parts needed if you have trouble getting them.<br>

Subscribing to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ7...6dtYIMYZwgcoPg is the best thing you can do to get the videos when they are released. I will be releasing them once every few days to get the information out. Happy Thanksgiving all!

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Old 11-26-2020, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had my Fisker Karma for almost 5 years now. It sure has been a learning experience, good, but mostly not so good. My experience of ownership was not so good because of the service that had been performed on the car. Nobody is culpable for anything these days, I had no choice but to repair the car myself. <br>

I am an electronics engineer, and work with fiber optic telemetry and communication systems in aircraft. I also ran a program that dealt with battery backup systems within aerospace and drones that is similar to the nanophosphate LiFePO4 pouch packs we have in our Fisker Karmas. While my experience was mostly overly-complicated government contracts, I can apply this experience to repair the Fisker.<br>

I have an eight part series where I modify my lift and remove/disassemble/repair the battery pack. It is not very complicated. Once people get over the fear of dying from electric shock, externally testing, diagnosing and repairing the battery pack is something you can do at almost any shop with a lift both 2 post and 4. I will show how to build test fixtures and a database to analyze the performance of the individual modules within the battery pack. Then, break a defective one apart and perform a successful inexpensive repair. I can supply the parts needed if you have trouble getting them.<br>

Subscribing to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ7...6dtYIMYZwgcoPg is the best thing you can do to get the videos when they are released. I will be releasing them once every few days to get the information out. Happy Thanksgiving all!
Whatched it and liked it. Thanks! Looking forward to the rest of the sequel!
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Informative and nicely produced. Hope to see more.
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I watched the whole Karma battery replacement series on your YouTube channel. Excellent job! You made a very complex and daunting technical task look somewhat possible for someone with the proper tools to accomplish, with the added bonus of some entertaining commentary!
After watching your video my fear of a battery going bad and trying to source a replacement was lessoned and I decided to pull the trigger on a used Karma for sale locally! Thanks irarref215!
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This was a great video, I really enjoyed seeing the battery removal process and the inner workings of the car.
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