Motor, Controller, Charger all mountedHeater Core Test FitThis is the guy who built my truckSixteen Deka Intimidators 9A31'sMotor Mounts Installed
OwnerMike Willmon
Owner's Other EVs1978 Ford Pinto Sedan
West Coast Minichopper Frame
LocationAnchorage, Alaska United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1988 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4WD
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5-speed Manual, KM145 w/4WD
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K
-HV with Hall Effect Pedal Input.
This thing has all the required set points
and is easy to program with the Palm.
Liquid cooling package.
Batteries16 Deka Intimidator, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Batteries are kept balanced to within 10mv
on charge and discharge using PowerCheq
Battery Equalizers.
System Voltage192 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
This thing has begun its lifelong daily
task of pumping 4 to 6 KWH a night into my
HeaterUsed existing heater core as a "frame"
for the ceramic electic heater element.
Switched each half separately. 1/2 the
element seems to be fine for down to
32*F and heats the cab in 3-5 minutes.
I'm now using the full element as temps
dip into the teens. At 18*F the full
element heats the cab in 2-3 minutes.
DC/DC ConverterVicor V300A15T500BL
500 Watt DC-DC Maxi Module. Output
trimmed to 14.2 VDC.
InstrumentationSo far only a speedo and inoperative
gasoline and oil pressure guages. The
Palm Pilot spewing Zilla DAQ data is
quite useful. I'm getting good at
reading hex and coverting to real
values in my head. Been driving on
Empty for almost 2 months now.
Breugemann Meter in the works.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
0-45 in 2nd gear @ 4200 RPM
0-70 in 3rd gear @ ~4500 RPM
I've hit 85mph easy in 4th gear with more
room under the accelerator pedal. Still
haven't shifted to 5th yet.
Acceleration0-60mph in 12.2 seconds starting in 2nd
gear and shifting to 3rd.
0-60mph in 14.5 seconds starting right
from 3rd gear.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
25 Miles to 50% D.O.D. on secondary roads
35-50 mph, Stop-N-Go. I calculate
approximately 40 miles to 80% D.O.D. but
I'll only try it when I have to. I have
run two 32 mile trips down to 60% D.O.D.
Watt Hours/Mile366 Wh/Mile
366 Wh/mi average over my 15 mi RT
commute on secondary roads 35-50 mph,
Stop-N-Go. Running 1/2 of the ceramic
heater element moves the average to 385
Wh/mi. Running the full heater element
moves the average to 400 Wh/mi.
EV Miles
Start:127,366 Miles (204,931 Kilometers)
Current:132,013 Miles (212,408 Kilometers)
Total:4,647 Miles (7,477 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults.
Cargo space is the rear 1/3 of bed plus
the space between the bed wall and battery
boxes (width of wheel well) on both sides.
Curb Weight4,060 Pounds (1,845 Kilograms)
1720# Front / 2340# Rear.
Thats a 42%/58% split, front/Rear.
Original weight was 3080# with
1840# Front / 1240# Rear or
60%/40% Front/Rear.
TiresFour + Spare
Conversion Time320 hours to a drivable conversion.
Cosmetics and guages still yet to go.
I averaged 16 hours a week for 5 months to
get it to driving condition.
Conversion Costabout $12K
Additional FeaturesSwapped all the signal lamps to LED's from
Installed new clutch in ~3 hrs. 100% ceramic disc grabs
REAL nice now. I can actually start in 3rd gear at full
throttle and not slip the clutch. :-)
See FasTrack Data plots at WebPage

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