|Owner's Other EV||1972 Datsun Pickup|
|Location||Winter Haven, Florida US map|
|Vehicle||1999 Ford Ranger |
|Motor||Netgain Warp 9 Inch Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Clutchless 5 speed|
Adapter Plate and coupler using spline from clutch plate. Coupler
held to motor shaft with set screws and key. Machine work by
Wayne Alexander of EV Blue.
With 9" x 12" heat sink with 1" fins.
|Batteries||12 Universal Batteries UB4D, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
With Power Cheq Equalizers
Each battery weighs 120 lbs.
The pack weighs 1440 lbs.
The pack is 1/3 the vehicle curb weight.
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Zivan NG3 110 Volt, 20 Amp onboard|
NG3 used only occasionally. Kelly HWC4 series -144V 15A off-
board charger now used routinely. This is a six stage 240 Volt
input charger with 144Volt 15Amp output.
|Heater||Belt driven A/C. Heater in Planning using Katz 860 watt water |
heater and existing core.
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-30 replaced with DLS-55.|
The converter is set to run at 14.3 volts and keeps the original 12
volt accessory battery charged. Added switch in cab to select
|Instrumentation||Ammeter, Voltmeter, Vacuum Gauge and Temperature gauge |
9/8/2008: Installed Batman Amp-Hour Meter.
Fuel gage circuit in planning and construction.
Working on 12 volt digital ammeter and volt meter for acccesssory
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
0 - 55 in second gear, third gear required to go 60 at double the
60 mph was a test run. Sweet spot is 49 mph. Can go 50 to 55 if
|Range||41 Miles (65 Kilometers)|
Returning Voltage 145.7 volts, 45% SOC
|Watt Hours/Mile||450 Wh/Mile |
At 50 mph, I draw less than 150 amps at about 150 volts which is
22500 watts. If I drive for an hour, if I could, I would use 22500
watt hours. In one mile I use 450 watt hours. This does not
account for getting up to speed.
At lower speeds you use a little less power but you cover less
distance. In actual use if you don't have too many stops, you may
use 350 to 500 watt hours per mile. This is estimate is confirmed
by the Batman, about 24 Ah for ten miles.
|Seating Capacity||2 full sized adult in front and 2 children or small adults in rear jump |
|Curb Weight||4,540 Pounds (2,063 Kilograms)|
Manufacturers GVWR 4770, Spring over shocks added to give
extra 600 pounds load handling capacity.
Front ride height went from 31 inches to 30.5 inches, rear ride
height went from 33 inches to 31 inches.
|Conversion Time||12 months including design. Started design Jan 2007. Ordered |
Adapter Plate and coupler in April. Started component removal in
May and started ordering remaining parts. Removed engine in
June and began fabrication and assembly. Car on road Jan 2,
|Conversion Cost||Over $20,000 including base vehicle. Still adding up receipts.|
|Additional Features||Air Conditioning|
Power Door Locks
LED Exterior Running Lights
On Board Charger
4 Wheel ABS
Curb Weight within GVWR
Front Transmission Torque Control
Voltmeter / Ammeter
High Voltage Key out / Lock Out (Front and Rear)
Controller - Low Voltage:
Throttle and Brake
Controller - High Voltage:
Cabin Controlled Circuit Breaker
Key On Contactor:
Inertia Switch and Motor Over Temperature
LED Exterior Running Lights
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|Belt Driven A/C Compressor, Inertia Switch, Brake Interlock required to enable throttle when |
starting with ignition key, Brake Interlock also disables throttle when driving. Also has motor
thermal interlock enabled. Charge port behind fuel filler door.
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