OwnerLiau Wei Chuan
LocationSingapore, Singapore SG map
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Vehicle2009 Monte Carlo
AC powered High performance Go kart.Able to drive using just one 12V battery.By programming the controller, the EV go kart is able to run in reverse.
MotorToshiba 3-Phase AC
The motor is a 4 poles , 400 watts and 3 phase induction motor.The rating current is 2A at 220V , 60 Hz.
DrivetrainThe vehicle is driven using 428 chain.The gear ratio is 49:15.
ControllerToshiba VF-11S
This is a 400 watts, 3 phase controller. We are able to program the acceleration time and deceleration time. The controller is able to go beyond 50% of rating power.
Batteries10 ABM 12 V 135A, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Using the 1000 watts Genius Power inverter, the 12 V DC input is inverted into 220V AC single phase output. The inverted is able to provide peak power of 2500watts.
System Voltage220 Volts
Charger Any 12V lead acid charger
Since we only need one 12 V battery, the battery can be charge using any 12 V lead acid battery charger.
Top Speed10 MPH (16 KPH)
Able to reach maximum speed of 10 mph/ 16Km\h
AccelerationAcceleration is programmable. Currently, we set the acceleration time to be 20S to prevent overload on the Toshiba controller.
Range5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)
Have not test the vehicle in endurance run. Predicted to be able to travel at least 10km.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight300 Pounds (136 Kilograms)
The weight should be less than 300lbs.
TiresBridge stone 11 inch tire
Conversion Time1 month. The time includes the designing of frame to mount the AC motor, controller, inverter and the fabrication of the 15 teeth sprocket
Conversion CostLess than S$3000
Additional FeaturesAble to travel in reverse direction.
The vehicle is able to run just using one 12 Volt battery.
Have achieved the objective of studying the AC power transmission behavior on GO kart.

Will be converting the current AC power transmission GO Kart to DC transmission Go Kart, so that the Go kart is more closely resemble of a engine power Go Kart.

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