Re: [evworld] Re: Solar Comes to (Part Of) The Earth
- The power companys here in Oklahoma fix it when it
breaks. Then if it isn't broke,some fix it till it is.
> As far as the power company goes, they are very__________________________________
> conservative and
> won't do anything unless they have to. That is why
> we need
> legislation for energy and environmental solutions.
> We can't count
> on corporations to solve environmental problems
> through "market based
> solutions" as the Bush Administration has proposed.
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- First off,I guess I should say I am a 62year old
retired Machinist,with my own complete machine shop.
I started with a 1990 Suzuki Swift with a rod nocking.
I checked out the web,everywhere I could find a link
and followed them,3 to 4hrs a day for probably a year
before I got the car. I first put a 24volt 2 1/2hp
motor in it with 36volts of used Golf cart batterys.
It ran amazingly well, the 3miles round trip to town
and back. I then installed an Old 400amp/30volt
Surplus Starter/Generator, on 36volt at first then
bought new 16 new 6volt Golf cart batterys at Sams
Club. They are made by Exide. I ran the configured in
2 48volt packs in parallel. I had problems with the
controller over heating and cuting back to 50amps &
letting me creep home. I changed it to 96volts and the
overheating problem was gone. I drove it that way for
a couple months & it was quite satisfactory,and had a
50mile max. range with 2 adults,in 80degree weather. I
ten went to the EV-Trading Post, and found a fellow
who was selling a 9" Advanced DC motor,controller,and
all,and installed the 9" in it. It has at least twice
the torque on the lower end than the Old S/G, but the
old S/G loved to rev but had a flat spot at the bottom
for the first 30ft or so then pulled good thru 60mph
which was reving its head off. The old S/G's are
really tough. It has a 2500 to 8000rpm range stamped
on the motor. I have free reved it on the bench to
10,000 rpm using a hand held tachometer,with no
problem at all. I ran it one day,(just before I pulled
it out and put the 9" in) with two relays. One setup
for 12volts and the other for 48volt,operated with a
double pole double throw switch. I Started in first
with 12volts,which would take me up to about
12mph,then shift to second,hit 12volts again up to
about 15mph,then hit it with 48volts unlimited AMPS,it
was a blast. I cut it off at 65mph & it was still
pulling pretty hard. I didnt want to blow it up,but it
was a blast anyway. I have 2batterys where the
radiator used to be,2batterys on the fire
wall/passerger side,& 12 where the back seat used to
be. It has about the same mileage per charge with the
9" as it did with the Old S/G, just a lot more low
end,which is more important,it can save your life
leaving a stoplite, or crossing at an intersection.
Here are a few links.
http://www.ev-america.com/ one of he most
helpful,frendly folks I have talked to.
This one will keep you busy for days if not weeks.
Hope this is helpful, Enjoy. James Wilson in Oklahoma
--- ItalysBadBoy <italysbadboy@...> wrote:
> James Wilson <jrem2@...> wrote:
> I converted a Suzuki
> Swift to Electric this spring & summer,& enjoy
> it very much.
> Hello James,
> Can you post some links you found helpful for your
> conversion? I would like to see and hear more about
> your conversion to, if possible.
> Thanks, IBB
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