Litium conversionLithium conversion
OwnerDave Arnold
Owner's Other EVs1979 Honda CBX
1982 Volkswagen Rabbit
LocationFort Pierce, Florida United States map
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Vehicle1995 Renaissance Cars
Completed by Xebra Motors in
California with the
prior 16 chassis assembled in
Palm Bay Florida
by RCI
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Oem brush motor pair with Speed
and temperature
DrivetrainOEM 5-1 direct belt drive each
rear wheel.
Carrera adjustable shocks.
Wilwood retractable
Sprint light brakes. Hynautic
Oem, rebuilt by Flight Systems,
1 for each motor.
Batteries6 ChargeX Grp-31, 12.80 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
108 ahr
System Voltage72 Volts
LEVEL 1/ OEM type cord reel with
120V 15A GFCI on 2 120-12-3 15A
Tournament type lithium
balancing/ maintenance chargers.
LEVEL 2/ Tucson EV J1772 EVSE
Inlet with Signal generator on
Zivan 220VAC-19A-72VDC-
30A charger.
HeaterI'm like 4 miles from the Sun!
DC/DC ConverterVicor
72-12 Vdc
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Manual reset motor speed
limiters at about 62 mph.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
25 mph all day or 55 mph for 15
Watt Hours/MileI'll get some miles under my new
suspenders and let you know
EV Miles
Start:3,000 Miles (4,827 Kilometers)
Current:6,000 Miles (9,654 Kilometers)
Total:3,000 Miles (4,827 Kilometers)
Curb Weight1,546 Pounds (702 Kilograms)
Was 2200 lb Performed 840 lb
lead/acid weight
loss for 186 lb lithium
replacement. Pack change
required suspension re-springing
and re-
alignment. Probably the hardest
TiresYokohama Avid
Conversion Time15 years hunting/saving before
time, money, and
car came together.
Conversion CostMy marriage.
Additional FeaturesLED brake, tail, turn, courtesy and dash panel
indicators. LED headlamps. Electronic flasher.
USB charge ports. Backup 12 volt lithium
control systems battery with automatic power
loss interlock. Drive breaker Precharge
resistor. Spike snubber diodes installed across
all control and Main Drive relay coils. 72 and
12 volts systems sleep switch with rocker
guard. Unified rear entry 72 volt lithium
battery pack, balancing chargers, emergency
bypass relays, battery service
voltmeter with emergency battery bypass relay
control. Victron smart monitor
with dongle and victron connect phone app.
In case you were curious... I have worked on
Commercial, Medical and
Marine electrical equipment my entire life as a
paid professional. So
take it from me when I say, "lead acid is junk
and only good for
cranking junk IC engines"

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