ShockyOriginal Batteries - FrontOriginal Batteries - RearBooster PackBooster Pack w/LidBooster Contactor
OwnerDave Brown
LocationFriendswood, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1974 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-31B Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries14 Energizer GC8, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Current pack: 12 x GC8 + 2 29HM (120V)+ Booster Pack of 39 CALB 40AH cells.

Original pack: 10 x 29DC (120V)
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge
InstrumentationJLD404 x 2
200V DVM x 2
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Acceleration0-30 2-4 sec
Range31 Miles (49 Kilometers)
50% Lead DOD.
Current pack w/Booster: 31 miles
Current pack w/o Booster: 19 miles
Original pack: 15 miles
Watt Hours/Mile280 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:87,000 Miles (139,983 Kilometers)
    As of 3/5/2013
Seating Capacity2
Curb Weight2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)
Conversion Time~100 hours to road worthy, another 100 since
Conversion Cost$6000 originally
$8000 w/ Booster
Additional Features5 watt solar panel provides 12V charging. Panel is mounted on a spring-loaded hinge in the back window, with bungee to pull it down while driving.

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