EV GraphicsYT Stable's Vacuum Pump System
OwnerMichael Barkley
Owner's Other EVsE-Trailer
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1992 Murray 42
E-Rotary Mower
LocationBonham, Texas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1987 Toyota Celica Convertible
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Upgraded original 800amp Kelly Controller, to a racing model of 156vdc/1000amp from Kelly's lineup.
Batteries10, 12.00 Volt,
Upgraded HV Pack to a 10ea 15ah Pb/acid pack, paralleled onto a 15ah LiFePO4 pack of Tenergy Cylindrical cells. The Pb/Acid pack, acts like a BMS for the charge protection of the LiFePO4 cells. Lower cost than having to purchase higher ah, lithium pack w/active bms.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge Onboard Charger
Charges the hybrid battery, without need of BMS.
Heater120volt preheater in the backseat, preheats car while on grid power.
DC/DC Converter
12volt Optima BlueTop
InstrumentationDigital Traction Pack Meter, Amp Meter, Analog Aux 12volt Battery Meter, and now an Android based Digital Dash on a 10" tablet
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Although, 65mph is the highest I've ever taken the car, It still had acceleration capacity, but my roads traveled are only 25 to 35 mph posted. No need for a ticket!
AccelerationVergy Strong, and Solid
Range8 Miles (12 Kilometers)
My commute is only 2.5 miles one way, I charge at work, so I chose a small hybrid battery pack to experiment with, which also helped with keeping the convertible looking less like a rolling barge, about to sink into the water.
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity4 if you really like the other person in the back seat.
Conversion TimeAlways in progress...... I love to experiment
Conversion CostPriceless enjoyment/learning experiment.

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