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by soyachips
Thu, 06 Aug 2009, 20:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP power output question
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

NCOP power output question

No unfortunately I didn't buy the programmable version. I was a bit keen and bought an Alltrax NPX 4834 controller on ebay late one night!
by soyachips
Thu, 06 Aug 2009, 20:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP power output question
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

NCOP power output question

Thanks for the replies guys.

The original ICE is 5.5 HP and the electric motor is 6 HP continuous and 15 HP peak. The continuous rating is within 120% of the ICE but the peak isn't. Is this a problem?

BTW it's a scooter if the power looks a bit low for a car!
by soyachips
Thu, 06 Aug 2009, 17:18
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: NCOP power output question
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

NCOP power output question

In NCOP13 Code LV1, it says that the electric motor cannot have more than 20% more power output than the original ICE (including optional engines offered by the original manufacturer).

Does this mean continuous or peak power output? I'm hoping continuous ...

Thanks!
Andrew
by soyachips
Tue, 07 Jul 2009, 21:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Vespa scooter conversion questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Vespa scooter conversion questions

Hi Matt, Sorry for the slow reply, I didn't realise someone had replied to my initial post! We've ended up getting rid of the original transmission and going direct drive using sprockets and chain. That hub motor looks quite nice and not too expensive either. Will have to keep that in mind for a fut...
by soyachips
Sat, 30 May 2009, 04:24
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Vespa scooter conversion questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Vespa scooter conversion questions

Hi there, A friend and I have decided to take the EV conversion plunge and have some newbie questions. We're converting a 1960's Vespa scooter (keeping the transmission) using the following main parts:     * Briggs and Stratton Etek motor     * 48V battery pack     * Alltrax NPX 4834 controller     ...
by soyachips
Thu, 06 Nov 2008, 02:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 batteries in a Razor scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

A123 batteries in a Razor scooter

Thanks for the great responses, I'm slowly starting to understand some of this stuff!!!

Cheers

soyachips
by soyachips
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 06:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 batteries in a Razor scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

A123 batteries in a Razor scooter

Thanks for the quick response! The max discharge rate of the batteries won't make the scooter faster. Just to clarify, what does a higher discharge rate give you? Faster acceleration and charging times? So how do I make the scooter go faster? Also the voltage reg that supplies the digital may be a l...
by soyachips
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 05:01
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 batteries in a Razor scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

A123 batteries in a Razor scooter

Hi there, I'm thinking of replacing the lead acid batteries in a Razor e200 scooter with A123 batteries but I've never done anything like this before so I'm hoping to get some advice! The original batteries are 2 x 12v 7Ah sealed lead acid. The batteries are connected in series to give 24v 7Ah. I ca...
by soyachips
Tue, 14 Oct 2008, 01:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade Runner from BEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Blade Runner from BEV

Hi Andrew Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit surprised that it's not able to do your daily commute. I guess I hadn't really considered driving conditions when I read the 120km range on their website. I guess I need to look into that a bit more. I read a news article about the NZ thing. Hyundai is actua...
by soyachips
Wed, 08 Oct 2008, 05:34
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade Runner from BEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Blade Runner from BEV

Hi Matt

Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

I had a look at your page on EV Album, how's the MR2 conversion going?

Cheers
soyachips
by soyachips
Wed, 08 Oct 2008, 01:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Blade Runner from BEV
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Blade Runner from BEV

Hi there, Just wondering if anyone owns a Blade Runner from BEV and what your thoughts are. I'm considering buying one and am interested in any constructive feedback, things to look out for, etc. Is there anyone in Australia doing something comparable? Things that we'd like to have include power ste...
by soyachips
Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 04:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Evisol Thorr Ev
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Evisol Thorr Ev

I bought "Build your own sports car" by Ron Champion. I didn't realise the Gibbs one has independent rear suspension, thanks for the tip and the other links.
by soyachips
Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 05:47
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Evisol Thorr Ev
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

Evisol Thorr Ev

Hi Taffy

Just read that you're doing a locost build ... how's that going? I've been toying with the same idea (also bought the book) but am no where near starting yet. Do you have a blog or photos of the build so far?

Cheers
soyachips
by soyachips
Fri, 05 Sep 2008, 04:30
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CVT & IVT Gearboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

CVT & IVT Gearboxes

Yes. Both RWD and FWD have diffs. much the same efficiency. It is possible with RWD to go straight to the tailshaft/diff. But not often possible with FWD as the diff / gearbox is usually a combined unit. You will note that the serious conversions get rid of the gearbox / diff unit of a FWD and driv...
by soyachips
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 22:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: CVT & IVT Gearboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 2023

CVT & IVT Gearboxes

We need to keep thinking no gearbox for the future. This gives a saving in weight and cost and of course complexity (not to mention less oil). Hi acmotor, Does this mean that connecting to the driveshaft of a RWD car is better (in terms of mechanical efficiency) than connecting to the transmission ...
by soyachips
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 22:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rude Shock
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Rude Shock

Fantastic ... good luck with it all!

Soyachips
by soyachips
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 21:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rude Shock
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Rude Shock

Hi Bidge Thanks for the heads up ... I was thinking it looked a little underpowered but hadn't looking into it properly yet. Will you be keeping a blog of your progress? Would be very interested to see which components you end up going with and any tips you learn about along the way. Cheers Soyachips
by soyachips
Thu, 04 Sep 2008, 14:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Rude Shock
Replies: 22
Views: 2447

Rude Shock

Hi Bidge

Just curious if you ended up going with the Wilderness EV conversion kit? A friend and I are thinking of doing something similar.

Cheers
Soyachips