OwnerGary Livingston
LocationNew Dundee, Ontario Canada map
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Vehicle1997 Mazda B4000
Extended Cab Pickup
Motor Home made from two compound wound motors Series Wound DC
13" diameter, originally from a Caterpiller lift truck.
Drivetrain13" DC Series motor, Lenco reverser, Gear Vendors OD, 3.55
posi 8.8 Ford.
ControllerEvnetics Shiva
3000 amp, 425 volt
Batteries66 CALB/Skyenergy 180 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
CALB or China Aviation Lithium Battery company is probably a
more accurate name at this point. Secondary booster pack of
A123 32157 cylindrical cells.
System Voltage211 Volts
ChargerElcon 6kw
HeaterHome made fluid heater. Used a tractor block heater. Split the
snap switch off to 12 volt circuit through a contactor. At pack
voltage is about 4.5kw. Works great. Liquid cooled motor
cycle reservoir and pressure cap.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-220-45
45 amp
InstrumentationHigh Voltage Cycle Analyst + Zeva fuel gauge driver.
Top Speed145 MPH (233 KPH)
Theoretical. RPM limited.
AccelerationEnough to break the drive train (ask me how I know)
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Again, not sure as I have never ran it down. It is perfect for
what I do. It should do closer to 120 miles on a good day.
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
I've measured as high as 475 and as low as 295
EV Miles
Current:15,000 Miles (24,135 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults comfortably. 4 in a pinch. Has the little jump seats,
but I have the charger mounted back there.
Curb Weight4,150 Pounds (1,886 Kilograms)
TiresI have two sets. One are BF Goodrich G-Force P235/50-ZR 18.
These are on the Pony Bullets. The other set are LRR
Michelin Energy Savers on 16" wheels.
Conversion TimeAbout a year of spare time. I made mostly everything I could
(adaptor plate, coupler, bat boxes etc etc) I rebuilt motor and
advanced brushes. This is version II
Conversion CostToo much. . . but I gotta tell u, with the price of gas here in
Canada, it actually is paying me back. :)
Additional FeaturesThe box tilts up and all batteries are mounted low. Some behind the axle, some in front
and some under the hood. All boxes are "intelligent" with thermostatically controlled
heaters and fan cooling. No BMS.
Power steering via Toyota MR2 Spyder Electric/hydraulic pump.
Power brakes via MES-DEA vacuum pump.
Differential is currently an 8.8 Ford 28 spline with a 3.55 posi.
This truck has been very reliable. I just drive it.
I broke the drive shaft due to torque. I was going to the track before it shut down for the
season. I was planning to set a world record for a Street Conversion in the appropriate
voltage class. Lets just say that it is significantly quicker than the current one.

I am looking to build a high voltage Lipo pack this winter for racing only.

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