OwnerJames Edmonson
Owner's Other EVs1995 VW Jetta GLS
Electric Kazuma
LocationCorinth, Mississippi US map
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Vehicle2000 Ford Ranger
extended cab 2 wheel drive
MotorAdvanced DC FB4001A Series Wound DC
dual shaft
Drivetrain2.5l 5 speed manual
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
Well made, easy to install, and provides up to 1000 amps
Batteries24 US Battery USB 305 HC, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
335 AH, 97 lbs each, thats about 2400 lbs of lead!
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG 3 and NG 5
NG 3 120V for opportunity charging, and the NG 5 240V for home use. both are onboard
HeaterMES DEA RM4 fluid heater 4000W with circulation pump connected to the heater core. circulated antifreeze and gets hot (180 F) fast
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG 1
InstrumentationVolt meter, amp meter, Curtis fuel(fool)gauge, PacTrakr
Top Speed87 MPH (139 KPH)
Had it up to 87 in 4th gear, haven't tried 5th yet. 87 is fast enough for me!
AccelerationVery fast compared to my last conversion and much faster than the original ICE
Range160 Miles (257 Kilometers)
This is an estimate. I drove 80 miles and the volt meter went from 152.3 to 144.4. I figure that I can take the pack voltage down to 134V (1.86V per cell) without much damage. I'll update this as I log more miles
Watt Hours/MileI'll try to fill this in when I figure out how to use my PakTrakr
EV Miles
Start:109,413 Miles (176,045 Kilometers)
Current:109,521 Miles (176,219 Kilometers)
Total:108 Miles (173 Kilometers)
 
    As of 5/18/2008
Seating Capacity2 .....or 3 clean, close friends
Curb Weight0
I haven't weighed it yet, but I guess about 6000 lbs. My friend with the scales was MIA this weekend.
Tires4 round
Conversion Time9 months
Conversion CostAbout $26,000
Additional FeaturesTilt bed
15 batteries beneath bed, 5 in a sealed box in the extended cab, and 4 under the hood
Dual chargers 120V AC and 240V AC
Vacuum assisted braking
Firestone "air bags" for rear suspension assistance
Air conditioning
power steering
Fluid heater
DC to DC converter
Started conversion on 9/1/07 and drove it the first time on 5/14/08. I am pleased with the acceleration and my range so far. I have been less than pleased with my Curtis fuel gauge and the amp meter on my PackTrakr. I'll update my range when I've logged a few more miles. If any one is interested I have about 560 pics of the conversion process. Let me know and I'll try to send them to you.

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