Fill-er-upUnder hoodBatteries
OwnerRyan Bohm
LocationLogan, Utah United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1984 Nissan 200SX Turbo
MotorPrestolite MTC 4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed with clutch
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z1K
156V (LV)
Batteries12 Exide Orbital 34XCD, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
Heatertwo 1500W Ceramic Elements
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
two 55 Amp supplies in parallel for a total of 110 Amps
InstrumentationAll original digital gauges will be used
Top Speed88 MPH (141 KPH)
The highest I've actually gone is 84 mph. I need 88 for time travel :)
Acceleration0-60 in 13.6 seconds
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
I've gone 15 miles - it would probably go another 1 or 2, but not without battricide. My usual commute is about 5 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile375 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:204 Miles (328 Kilometers)
Current:207 Miles (333 Kilometers)
Total:3 Miles (4 Kilometers)
    As of 5/4/2006
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,850 Pounds (1,295 Kilograms)
Before conversion - I have yet to weigh it. It's probably within about 100 lbs original weight.
TiresP205 65 R14
Conversion TimeAbout 8 months to get it driving electric. Still making modifications. I've been using it as a test-bed for new products to sell on EV Source.
Conversion CostAbout $7500.
Additional FeaturesAiming for an original look with guages. This model of 200SX has a digital dash and several status lamps along the passenger side of the dash. I will be using these existing driver information systems where possible. The current will be displayed where oil pressure was shown. Pack voltage will be displayed on the 14 bar fuel gauge.
Really fun to drive! The conversion website (WebPage will eventually be completed. I have hundreds of pictures, just haven't had time to get them up.

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