OwnerJeff Wilson
Owner's Other EVs1995 Solectria E-10
1998 Ranger EV
LocationPeoria, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1996 Solectria E-10
This is a 276v E-10 (formerly of Alabama
MotorBrusa gtx 20T 3-Phase AC
Two Motors
DrivetrainBrusa AC drive
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria UMOC340
Two 50KW controllers
Batteries23 Deka Dominator 8G27, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Group 27
System Voltage276 Volts
ChargerBrusa NLG412
The truck also has a Hughs Magnacharger
HeaterHot. It has AC, too
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
InstrumentationAmp meter, Amp hour meter, Volt meter
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Controller limited
AccelerationPretty good I hope
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
45 miles on a reasonable warm day and not
too much highway speed. Stay under 50mph
and probably close to 60.
EV Miles
Start:3,600 Miles (5,792 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresCurrently Tigerpaw but need replacement
Conversion CostSweet deal!
Additional FeaturesThis is a low mileage E-10 from Solectria that was sold at
auction by Alabama power. I just got the truck and it is inop
for now. I'm replacing the dead batteries because they have
been sitting for several years. Since the truck only has about
3600 miles I would guess it has sat for at least 8 years. It
looks to be in perfect shape except for a little dirt and dust.
Good paint, no rust, only a very small dent in the bed.

More later when it's running.
I finally got this one running. It was killing me because the
controller contacts were closing on the key turn and then would
open up again. I figured it out that the front batteries were
stacked and there was a piece of plywood between them holding
the upper stack off the lower. Unfortunately, the batter box
was the same height as the lower batteries and the plywood was
resting on the battery posts. That was actually carrying a
small short to ground from the posts to the battery box. It
was nearly immeasurable but I figured it to be about 5 milli-
ohms. Amazing but that was causing the system to read a short
and break the circuit. It runs now but has dead batteries.
Need to sell it and clear the garage up. See my add on the EV
Tradin post. Make an OFFER!

I donated this to a university in Glendale, AZ. They were happy to get it and be able to use it as a teaching tool.

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