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OwnerDave Delman
LocationJericho, New York US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Just like the car in Back To The Future.
It has stainless steel body panels and
gull wing doors. This electric version
has better acceleration the the original
ICE (internal combustion engine) version.

Built by Dave Delman and Tom Neiland
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Purchased from the late Bob Rice.

May he rest in peace.
DrivetrainStock 5 speed manual - clutch less
You can view a video on how to shift an
electric DeLorean without a clutch, on
YouTube.
ControllerCafe Electric Z2K-HV
What can I say? Otmar still makes the BEST
controller!
Batteries13 Sears DieHard Sears Platinum PM-1, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
These have 3/8" and 5/16" stud connections
and are wired in series with 4/0 welding
cable. Group 31

The original Deka 9A31s where good but
only lasted about 2 years before getting
to half capacity. I donated them to SUNY
Farmingdale's EV program.

The Sears Platinum PM-1 are supposed to be
the same as the Odyssey PC-2150. They
definitely can put out more current. I
can have my 1000 amp, battery meter
pegged, almost all the way down the 1/4
mile with these bad babies.
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20B
5-27-08 Just received the PFC-20B which I
installed on board. I will use this when I
am away from home and for quick charging.

June '08 - The PFC-20b has blown and is in
the repair shop for weeks. Will I ever
get it back??

I also have 13 Schumacher SC-2500c
chargers on the wall of my garage. I pull
in and hook them up and let them balance
the pack.

Good bye to this Big Boy charger... On the
road I was using a BIG 240 VAC Variac now
but at 70 pounds my back is not happy. Now
I only bring it along if I am going to an
EVent as a backup charger.

Restarted working on a lighter, combo 240
/ 120 VAC light dimmer type charger.

Researching how to build a switch mode
power supply based smart charger.

Got my PFC-20B charger back. Now I'm
happy again
HeaterNone at present
DC/DC ConverterIota 55 - I4Q
The IOTA has a huge inrush current that
welds the contacts of the relay that
supplies it, closed. So as recommended by
Lee Hart, I have placed a Negative
Coefficient Resistor, also know as an
input current surge protector, in series
with the IOTA's input lead. I am using a
GE model CL-30.
InstrumentationDigital Panel Meters for the Voltage of
the propulsion pack and Auxillary battery

Analog Ammeter 0 - 1000 Amps

Working on a computerized dash...
Top Speed88 MPH (141 KPH)
I've had it over 85 on a partially charged
pack
AccelerationVery good, but not good enough yet! I want
to be able to burn rubber. Looks like I'll
need a higher voltage battery pack.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
There furthest I've been able to drive is
40.4 miles on a charge. That was 20+
miles to a car show. Resting for 5 hours
then 20+ miles home. I kept the battery
current below 125 amps at all times. It
was a bit of a challenge.

Now that Winter has set in I can see my
range is about half. Hopefully it will
get back up to the 30 - 40 mile range when
it warms up here again.

Range never came back, so I changed to the
Sears Platinum PM-1 and now I can go 40
miles again.
Watt Hours/Mile313 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
Tires195R60 x 14 in front
235R60 x 15 in rear

Really too big for an efficient EV but they
are stock.
Conversion TimeStarted in July 2007
Conversion CostGlider 6,000
Zilla 5,200
WarP9 1,800
Batteries 2,000
and the list goes on... but
Being able to bypass the pump....
priceless!
Additional FeaturesAlso working on battery balancers.
Registered, insured, inspected and driving...

Website: electricdelorean.com WebPage

See a video of it at WebPage
If this link is not working, go to Youtube.com and search
"electric delorean"

You can also see my video on YouTube about shifting without
the clutch.

Many, many thanks to Tom Neiland who has been working hand
and hand with me on this project.

Credit and thanks also go out to:

Peter Schreiber - Computer Software Programming of the custom
third brakelight.

Lou Costa - Custom side stripe and lettering for the custom
third brake light.

Anyone interested in EVs or DeLoreans please contact me.

I'd like to start up a group local to Long Island - New York.

Many thanks to the people on the EV Digest list and a special
thank you to Lee Hart for all his helpful advice.

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