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by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 01:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

Small motor out of forklift and is 315mm long, 200 wide and 52 kilos

Plate on side states

Type HO-MRO OUTPUT 10KW
VOLTS 48
PART NO 14310-23401-71
MEIDENSHA CORPORATION

May have larger motor tomorrow.

Greg
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 22:19
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

So in your opinion is this forklift worth the trouble to buy, dismantle and resell the parts I don't need to the recyclers and all to be out of pocket for about $300 It looks like I can't use the controller and charger so will just have 3 motors and guages and maybe some wiring. This would still hav...
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 21:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

Looks like I can't get the main lift motor out of the forklift. It must come out from underneath and I can't get to it. Bugger!! But the other news is all good on my other complete forklift. The motors all run and the controller is a Curtis 1205-202 worth $1100+ acording to this site. http://www.byl...
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 20:50
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

What Kw is suitable for an ev? The other thing I don't understand is how do I know if I can run the motor at 96 or 144 volts if it is only stated at 48 volts on the plate. And is 48 volts ok to run a vehicle at or will this be too slow or too weak for hills? There must be a safer way than just putti...
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 20:31
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5360

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

I can pick up a 48 volt 10kw motor from a forklift for free. The main drive motor is a lot larger but harder to remove. Is this too small for a ev conversion? I have a ford courier ute in the paddock I was going to use for a roller but can get a Honda City for about $300 which would be a bit lighter.
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 19:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

New EV in Gowrie Junction

Thanks Neville, I did get onto their site and saw the kit for $600 and that may be the way to go. I may have a complete forklift with 3 motors, curtis controller and 48 volt 3 phase charger and dead batteries for $1000. This will be sweet. The scrap metal buyer will pay $180/ ton and the fork should...
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 17:00
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

New EV in Gowrie Junction

Once again thanks all for the great advice, I contacted Ian Bartie and he doesn't sell the kits anymore so I will just source the parts myself and order the pcbs from Paul and Sabrina. I have searched youtube but can't seem to find a build from start to finish yet but will look again today. Do I nee...
by gregted
Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 03:45
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Anyone built Paul and Sabrinas controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Anyone built Paul and Sabrinas controller

Just starting down the road of building my first ev and was wondering if anyone has built this controller.

http://www.paulandsabrinasevstuff.com/e ... llers.html

The price is incredible at around $400 for parts.
by gregted
Mon, 16 Jul 2012, 05:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Curb weight and gross weight of utes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Curb weight and gross weight of utes.

Hi Christopher, Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to be able to add extra batteries so it looks like my old courier will be the donor roller. That document is a good read. I will study it later. Do you have any details and pics of your build? What is the range of your ev? Did you mount your batteri...
by gregted
Sun, 15 Jul 2012, 19:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Curb weight and gross weight of utes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Curb weight and gross weight of utes.

As a newb, I have a newb question. I am aware the registration requirments of a conversion state the converted weight must be the same or lower than the original curb weight. This would limit the range of an ev but I have a 1980 ford courier ute and can carry much more than the original curb weight ...
by gregted
Sun, 15 Jul 2012, 18:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

New EV in Gowrie Junction

Hello to all and thanks for the welcome. The Capri I am looking at is the 90s version I think. It is under a tarp behind a local business but the headlights and front end look like a capri. I have seen Kearons videos. That is where I got the idea from. Before that for some reason, I thought all evs ...
by gregted
Sun, 15 Jul 2012, 03:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

New EV in Gowrie Junction

Hi all, I've been reading this forum for a while and can now post so thought I'd say hello. My name is Greg, I live in Gowrie Junction, near Toowoomba, Qld, and have been interested in ev and em ( electric motorbikes ) for a while and have decided the fuel I am pouring into my everyday runner must c...