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OwnerNeal Peters
Owner's Other EVs1969 Honda CT90 Electric
2009 Zero X Extreme
LocationShady Cove, Oregon US map
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Vehicle1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
Replaced the CV Drive axels $250 91,600 3/01/07
MotorNetgain Warfield Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Rebuild Motor at 91,000 miles. $700.00 I found lots of corrosion inside the motor from living near the coast for 15 years. Blew up the rebuilt motor from overreving it, 'pilot error'. I replaced with new Warfield Warp 9 Series Wound DC $1800.00
DrivetrainStandard OEM 4 speed transmission front wheel drive.
ControllerCurtis Curtis1221B-7401
70 Volt to 120 Volt 400 Amp
Had to have the controller rebuilt at 93,500 miles. It literally blew up!
FSIP did the job. The first two rebuilds went wrong though. I could only get 275 battery amps after the first 2 rebuilds. As they say third time is a charm though and now I'm getting over 600 battery amps.
Batteries5 Saft liquid cooled 93ah modules, 24.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
I replaced the Trojan AGM31 @ 94,400 miles with the Saft NiMH modules.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco SC 18-120 SO
120 VAC input.
adjustable voltage 70-144 VDC out.
adjustable current out 0-15 Amp.
Charger went out at 93,800 miles. Sent to Russco and after a payment of $200.00 it is back working.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS 55
The Todd converter went out on 1/1/08.
I bought a Iota DLS 55 amp model. $150.00
InstrumentationI have a digital amp & volt meter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
AccelerationAbout like stock.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
That's at 35mph.
I can get 30 miles at 45mph
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:91,000 Miles (146,419 Kilometers)
Current:97,800 Miles (157,360 Kilometers)
Total:6,800 Miles (10,941 Kilometers)
 
    As of 12/20/2008
Seating Capacity5
Conversion TimeI now have about 100 hours in rebuilding & replacing parts listed.
Conversion Cost$15,000

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