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 Post subject: energy storage container transperency
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:32 pm 
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Hi, I would like to be sure I understand the rules about the transparency of the energy storage container.
Does the accumulator have to be visible at any time during the competition? Or during the inspection we can move or remove pieces of the car to facilitate the action? (To see the inside of the storage better)

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 Post subject: Re: energy storage container transperency
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:53 am 
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I recall last year that Texas A&M had their accumulator container completely blocked from view by their body, but I can't remember for sure. The other concern I have is about how much of the accumulator storage has to be visible. The rule says just one side, but certainly not all sides are the same area.

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 Post subject: Re: energy storage container transperency
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:51 pm 
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The accumulator does not have to be visible at all times, just during inspection. Keep in mind though that if the covers are hard to remove in order to allow the inspectors to get a good view inside your accumulator it could make safety tech more difficult for you as there has in the past been time limits for inspection if there is a large queue of teams waiting for inspection.


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 Post subject: Re: energy storage container transperency
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:52 am 
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You are correct, on the A&M car we had side side-pod bodywork over the accumulator. Its main purpose was for making the accumulator less vulnerable to water, which it successfully did as we ran our endurance in the rain without getting any water in the box.

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