Truck SideTruck BackEvisionMotor With Brush Cowling onMotor Temperature ProbeUnder the hood
OwnerDamon Henry
LocationVancouver, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1970 Datsun 521
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
6.7 ADC 8 brush. Salvaged from a forklift
pump motor. My 16 year old son and I
spent 2 days during spring break 2007
rebuilding this motor at Jim Husted's
shop. Click on the WebPage link above to
see the motor being built.
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K
Currently running at 96volts and 1000
amps. My Logisystems controller finally
gave up the ghost and I was able to
purchase a lightly used Zilla 1K which is
what I always wanted for this truck. The
Zilla's were out of production when I
bought the Logisystems controller.
Batteries4 45 Volt Chevy Volt Modules, 45.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Two strings of 90 volts in parallel.
System Voltage90 Volts
Charger Chinese Lithium bike battery chargers
I custom ordered 4 - 6 amp CCCV chargers set
to 49.8 volts cutoff (4.15 volts per cell)

I also have two SE 1072 Shumachers that I have
been using for years.
Heater2 cheap 120v ceramic cores from space
heaters wired in parallel. They draw about
22 amps total which works out to roughly
2000 watts of heat.
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-500H-12
InstrumentationHB 404 DC AH Meter

My Evision is glitching and no longer reads my
pack voltage correctly, so I have replaced it.
All other functions still seemed fine.
I have one of the first units from It is a very high
quality EV specific instrument. You should
seriously consider getting one.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:91,400 Miles (147,062 Kilometers)
Current:97,865 Miles (157,464 Kilometers)
Total:6,465 Miles (10,402 Kilometers)
    As of 4/18/2018
Seating Capacity3
Curb Weight2,550 Pounds (1,159 Kilograms)
Additional FeaturesI originally built this with an Alltrax 7245 72 volt 450 amp
controller. The performance was adequate, but the Logisytems
controller makes it quite peppy and a lot of fun. It's higher
voltage limit also allowed me to stuff a few more cells in my
battery boxes. 90 cells are as many as will fit which raises
me up to 108 volts.

Now I am onto a Zilla which is great and the pack has been reduced
back down to 96 volts which still gives me plenty of performance.

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