|Owner's Other EVs||1997 Toyota Corolla|
2005 Toyota Prius
|Location||Phoenix, Arizona US map|
|Vehicle||1993 Ford escort station wagon |
Soleq Evcort station wagon
|Motor||General Electric Separately Excited DC|
|Drivetrain||GE Sepex motor, Curtis controller for |
field, Rheostat & braking resistor for
for field plus rheostat & braking resistor
|Batteries||18 Trojan TE-35, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
245Ah capacity @ 20hr rate (26.5kwh
200Ah capacity @ 5hr rate
Theoretically our capacity at usage
rate (of 1 hr max) is likely around
160Ah giving total pack available
energy of 17.3kwh.
|System Voltage||108 Volts|
|Charger|| Soleq multi-level charger|
120V input charger with 16A, 20A and 30A
rate charge options. At 30A rate it will
charge a fully depleted pack (NEVER let
your pack get fully depleted!) in under 8
hrs. Typical charge time is 2-4 hrs.
|Heater||None (its Arizona)|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota 40A DC-DC|
|Instrumentation||working on this still... factory gauges |
died when the factory controller died!
Have westech analog voltage and amperage
meters ready to be wired up.
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
Set up with a Rheostat that has
adjustable resistance (though not on
the fly, have to park to change under
the hood) for the max field current and
a 30 ohm braking resistor which is on a
relay and can be put in series with the
rheostat at the push of a button, doing
this increases resistance and decreases
field current: allowing for higher RPM
(flip the switch over 2000RPM to go
highway speeds of 4000RPM, 70MPH)
|Acceleration||SLOW but with sepex set-up in this car it |
would be MUCH stronger d/t to the ability
to vary/control the field current
simultaneously with the armature current.
Would be more efficient as well.
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
estimate, after 20 miles trip pack voltage
was ~112.6V (108 nominal) or ~2.09 VPC.
|Watt Hours/Mile||420 Wh/Mile |
Lifetime average b/c the car has a watt-
meter built into it and odometer!
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)|
1400 pounds of batteries!!!
|Conversion Time||Bought it this way. Have spent many hours |
on repairs and battery swap...
|Conversion Cost||Still going up!|