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by StudentEV
Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 03:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 223
Views: 40479

4Springs' Brumby

Hi 4Springs

Congrats on getting your EV on the road! I hope I can find an engineer that cheap for ours when the time comes!

I also hope I didn't need to get permission from Vicroads or the state dept. of transport to start modifying the vehicle! I had better look into that...
by StudentEV
Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 03:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Yes well I am in Melbourne so we definitely get a few of those dim, rainy days! And I am partial to some sitting-in-traffic sing alongs. So I see everyone's point. The alternator sounds nifty as well. I actually gave the original alternator away for scrap with the engine! Idiot! I guess it is someth...
by StudentEV
Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 00:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Ah I see, I was planning on using a separate charger, bad idea?

The accessory battery was going to be a deep cycle 65ah...

I do, however, like the idea of a solar panel to keep it charged, definitely adds to the environmental appeal!
by StudentEV
Tue, 02 Apr 2013, 23:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

A quick update: Might have sourced some batteries, details to follow when I've got them here, don't want to count my chickens before they hatch. If it all works out we'll be running a higher voltage, possibly even 125V and should be able to meet our range target of more than 25km. Other things, look...
by StudentEV
Thu, 21 Mar 2013, 06:07
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: free to a good home *revised* 350 x 1.2v 40Ah
Replies: 11
Views: 689

free to a good home *revised* 350 x 1.2v 40Ah

I have sent you a pm with my project details
by StudentEV
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 22:37
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

My conversion had about 25-30km (with 8 x Optima D34 55AH AGM) of usable range when they were new. You could eek out another 10km more range but that was tedious and slow, ie feathering the accelerator, 60kph max speed and no using wasteful things like brakes! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smil...
by StudentEV
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 22:19
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Richo wrote: I think my estimate was ~$750 for the pack.
Some of the battery recyclers near you might have something.


All of the battery recyclers tell me they rarely deal with deep cycle and it's even more rare to find a set of similar condition! Really disappointing stuff.

by StudentEV
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 22:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Certifying Engineers for ICV
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Certifying Engineers for ICV

20k sounds intense.

On this same topic, does anyone know of a good certifying engineer for conversions? In Melbourne...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 17:01
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

You might find that the smaller battery is more common and better value. But most likely to work out about the same $$. Might be able to ask for discount when asking for 8. A few searches haven't been very promising but I'll call around later and see what I come up with. And: "Hi Tom This motor is ...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 16:54
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

I understand that you are on an extreme budget, Forkenswift inspired me to consider doing a budget conversion too. Doing the sums though it became apparent that it was not going to be possible in Australia. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif Low budget conversion is possible.. just not ...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 05:06
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Click the link and ask the question - is it series or shunt... You can also find out how much it's worth at the same time ;) Done! My internet is being a dog so sorry if my posts are out of sequence. OK so 1920RPM is the highest 48V will spin my motor at? I will be able to test that tomorrow in an ...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 04:46
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Accidental double post, nothing to see here
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 04:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

It's a bit hard to see, but it looks like there are 4 terminals on the motor. Normally, two of those would go to the brushes (and armature) and the other two would go to the field. This means you could wire it up as either series or shunt (or switchable, or sepex with the right controller). Regardi...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 04:07
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Did you skip reading your own build thread? Didn't you figure out you could click "ask a question about this motor"? Aha! Yes I entirely missed that, thanks for the link and sorry for my ignorance of that, I thought it was just a page you could buy the motor from. Which it is. Thought a pic might h...
by StudentEV
Tue, 19 Mar 2013, 01:43
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is my motor? + amp hour question
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

What is my motor? + amp hour question

Hi guys, this forklift drive motor is going to run my EV conversion. Any ideas as to whether it's DC series wound or not? The controller I'm looking at requires this info. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/2826/motor.jpg TTL160C 48V S2 60min 98 A 3.9kw 1920 min-1 max: 1000 min-1 (the 'max' figure mi...
by StudentEV
Thu, 14 Mar 2013, 05:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

That's a great guide! I'll have it open whilst I'm taking the motor apart. Also could anyone tell me if my motor is series wound? The details on the side (it's from a forklift) are: TTL160C 48V S2 60min 98 A 1920 min-1 max: 1000 min-1 (the 'max' figure might have another 0 after the 1000, hard to te...
by StudentEV
Fri, 08 Mar 2013, 19:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks for the info so far lads. The holiday period has set us back several months as we have not been able to get together and work on the car. Like everyone has told me, it is going to take much longer than expected and we will most likely exceed our budget, which is disheartening. I do, however, ...
by StudentEV
Wed, 31 Oct 2012, 23:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Thanks for the info guys. Richo, do you mean 8 12v or 8 6v batteries? Pardon my lack of electrical knowledge, but I thought we only needed to make up 48v... I'm told lower voltage batteries are better because of higher amp hours... Could be wrong? But that's what we're aiming for to achieve a better...
by StudentEV
Wed, 31 Oct 2012, 06:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion
Replies: 106
Views: 10356

StudentEV's Daihatsu Conversion

Hi all, Myself and some friends from uni are converting a Daihatsu Handivan to electric. Inspired by the Forkenswift We have set a budget of $1000 for the build. We so far have the car (1981 Daihatsu Handivan, weighing a mean 500kg, an electric forklift motor (48V) and have spent $400. I'm hoping to...