FullChargingDrivetrainDIY ControllerBattery Pack
OwnerJake Garrison
LocationSpokane, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1986 Volkswagen Gti
Red mkII 8v edition with Euro style bumper
and grille, as well as custom rims
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
72-120 VDC
Cont: 178A; Peak: 300A (5min)
Cont: 22HP; Peak: 83HP
Weight: 107 lb
Shaft: Double
Size: 8"
Cost: $1,620
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive using stock
transmission on stock chassis
ControllerOpen ReVolt P&S DIY Controller
DIY open source controller
500 Amp Max
144 VDC Max
15.6 kHz switching frequency

Batteries10 Optima D34 YellowTop 9012-021, 13.10 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
I got a sponsorship from Optima they
reduced the cost to $85 each!

Cold Cranking Amps: 750
Cranking Amps: 870
Nominal Voltage: 12 volts
Open Circuit Voltage: 13.1 volts
Internal Resistance: 0.0028 ohms
Capacity: 55 Ah (C/20)
Weight 43 lbs
System Voltage131 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 120v
AC Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 12A
DC Output: 120 VDC, 10A
43 lbs
HeaterCustom Ceramic

Using Walmart Sunbeam SCH160 (1.5KW) and
integrating it into the existant heater
DC/DC ConverterIota 500-DCDC-636
DC voltage: 13.8V
Current: 53A
Power: 636W
Input: 110-370VDC, 85-264VAC
InstrumentationWestberg Ammeter A2C6-30 (0 - 500 A)
Westberg Voltmeter A2C5-28 (50 - 150 V)
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
Educated Guess
Conversion TimeStarted: 1/2010
Finished: 9/2011
Conversion CostAbout 5k including the profit from parting
out unnecessary VW components.

Resulted in a 5k college scholarship as

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