OwnerSean Scherer
Owner's Other EVs1997 Toyota Corolla
2005 Toyota Prius
LocationPhoenix, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1993 Ford escort station wagon
Soleq Evcort station wagon
MotorGeneral Electric Separately Excited DC
DrivetrainGE Sepex motor, Curtis controller for
field, Rheostat & braking resistor for
for field plus rheostat & braking resistor
for armature.
Batteries18 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 Voltage108 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.
HeaterNone (its Arizona)
DC/DC ConverterIota 40A DC-DC
Instrumentationworking on this still... factory gauges
died when the factory controller died!
Have westech analog voltage and amperage
meters ready to be wired up.
Top Speed65 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)
AccelerationSLOW 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.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
estimate, after 20 miles trip pack voltage
was ~112.6V (108 nominal) or ~2.09 VPC.
Watt Hours/Mile420 Wh/Mile
Lifetime average b/c the car has a watt-
meter built into it and odometer!
EV Miles
Current:26,000 Miles (41,834 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)
1400 pounds of batteries!!!
TiresGoodyear Invicta
Conversion TimeBought it this way. Have spent many hours
on repairs and battery swap...
Conversion CostStill going up!

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