Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

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Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Post by carnut1100 » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 06:24

Imiev drivetrain is a good one.
Once the controller and charger etc are in there won’t be any engine bay for batteries and you won’t fit a whole imiev pack in the boot though.

I know of a wrecked imiev that went for less than $2k complete

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Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Post by Richo » Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 12:41

Bozaicars wrote:
Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 16:06
I MIEV sounds interesting...
Parts from a wreck?
Japanese import?
Parts import?
Oddly I have been looking the last couple of weeks and haven't found anything worthwhile.
The Japanese import would be of some interest as they have the Toshiba SCiB batteries due to the colder climate.
It would be cheaper to find a write-off in Australia rather than importing parts.

Don't forget if you want the miev/minicab motor it is setup for 300+ volts.
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Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Post by Bozaicars » Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 11:03

OK so 300volts.
What are the real world implications of 300V?
More batteries?
More available GO GO?
Need to stick with the original controller and electronics?
Some of the conversion companies have suggested 96V, but didn't give a reason...
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Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Post by Bozaicars » Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 11:56

Stuff I've read indicates that the Minicab miev seems to have a lower kW rating than the imiiv. Yet also says they share all the same equipment. (EV wise)
Is this so, or a case of controlling the same motor differently?
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