|Owner||Bruce White (new MightyboyEV owner 2013 - Terry Al|
|Location||Adelaide, South Australia Australia map|
|Vehicle||1985 Suzuki Mightyboy |
A very complete log of this project is documented at www.mightyboyev.com - enjoy...
|Motor||Advanced DC Model 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Clutch less using only 4th gear and reverse|
|Controller||Alltrax Alltrax 7240 controller|
Using progressive trottle curve and half-speed reverse feature
|Batteries||24 CALB/Skyenergy 180Ah, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Upgraded in October 2010 to these cells. WOW what a different machine!
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
Interfaced to BMS to control charging
|Heater||72 volt PTC Ceramic heat unit|
|DC/DC Converter||Sevcon 72 Volt - 12 Volt|
Full time connection to pack. Found I needed to put it in a screened box to eliminate RFI interference on the AM Radio band
|Instrumentation||200 Amp LCD Meter, Cycle Analyst (High Voltage/High Current version) and Tacho with motor speed limiter set to 5,000 rpm. And just added Ken Hall's little PakTrakr for Li-ion cells with the current sensor and data logger options.|
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
Keeps up with city traffic very very well....
|Acceleration||Much better then the ICE ever was....|
|Range||60 Miles (96 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||110 w-h/km (or 187 w-h/mile) - As measured using the "on- board" Cycle Analyst and 132 w-h/km (or 212 w-h/mile) "at the wall"|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||1,520 Pounds (690 Kilograms)|
|Tires||4.5 x 12" on very light Suzuki Alloy rims |
145/70/12 Tire Size @ 42psi (or 290Kpa)
(with a load index of 74 and a speed category symbol of "N")
|Conversion Time||10 Months (part-time)|
|Conversion Cost||About $7,500 Australian for the conversion plus the same again to completely rebuild the vehicle from scratch. NOTE: In October 2010 I added the Skyenergy batteries, BMS etc for about another $7,000 Oz dollars!|
|Additional Features||Sony Xplod sound system with Bluetooth hands free for the mobile.... Also included is a dock arrangement for the IPhone and a Digital Radio (DAB) receiver module. Reversing sensors and a beeper are fitted as well. |
Plus a start-up sound generator was added as a driver warning indicator that the vehicle is "ON"
|Fun project - Nice and drivable little urban runabout....|
Please check WebPage for a running log on this project.....
Have a YouTube test ride at WebPage />
Update November 2013 - Vehicle Sold to make room for new i-Miev - Will keep the website up as a service to DIY EVers