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OwnerPeter Ring
LocationBrisbane, Queensland Australia map
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Vehicle1997 Holden Combo
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed gearbox
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries15 Trojan T875, 120.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
at 7000k: replaced 2 batteries
at 8000k: one more battery nearly dead, 2 more starting to go - due to undercharging early in their life
System Voltage120 Volts
Charger Woods 12015E
Heavy at 40kg, but happy to support an Australian made product
for first 6000km found charger was only charging to 85%. Charger now fixed but batteries have been damaged and now I am running on a limited range (40k at a struggle)
Heater1500W 120V solid state
DC/DC Converter
using original alternator
Instrumentationdigital multimeter for ammeter fitted
analog voltmeter 90-150V (excellent for monitoring driving style)
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
runs at 80km/hr quite nicely
Accelerationmoderate - doesn't like the hills
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
depends on driving - does 30km (trip to work very comfortably) have done 45km on batteries charged only to 85%
Tested range with normal driving including big hills and travelling at 80km/hr
Watt Hours/Mile386 Wh/Mile
240Whr/km measured at the power point
EV Miles
Start:200,134 Miles (322,015 Kilometers)
Current:205,200 Miles (330,166 Kilometers)
Total:5,066 Miles (8,151 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,130 Pounds (1,422 Kilograms)
1420kg (rated GVM = 1620kg)
front = 580kg (allowed 690kg)
rear = 840kg (allowed 960kg)
TiresNankang 165R13 light truck tyres
Conversion Time6 months
Conversion Cost$12k(AU)
Took lots of trouble to get through the department of transport because the car was different.
Finally running on the road now as my daily commute car (30km each way)

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