The Side Bit
OwnerGordon Coppock
LocationKington, England United Kingdom map
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Vehicle1993 Ford Fiesta
Light weght conversion originally done by Lynch Motors, London. Now evolved after several changes to a general purpose lead acid powered, solar PV recharged vehicle
MotorLynch Supermotor Permanent Magnet DC
Basically a double LM200 motor.Presently configured for 60v in parallel, can also do 120v in series
ControllerCurtis 1209B
Batteries10 Trojan T105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Big heavy reliable beasties
System Voltage60 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Seem to be stuck at 60v with this - unless someone knows who can convert it for 72v ?
HeaterPropex gas - would not be my choice now but quite convenient
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
60v to 12v dc
InstrumentationVoltmeter and Ammeter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
AccelerationVery good in lower gears
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
With some prayers
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)
Recharged indirectly or directly via solar PV system on my home (grid connected).

Just needs a slight (5mph) increase in top speed to make it more usable on local roads

code by jerry