OwnerJohn Wayland
Owner's Other EVs1972 Datsun 1200
1968 Datsun Mini truck
Pee Wee
1972 Datsun 1200
Heavy Metal Garden Tractor
2000 Honda Insight
LocationPortland, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
reconverted 3 wheel industrial cart
MotorBaldor Series Wound DC
DrivetrainBelt drive to spool differential, rear wheel drive
ControllerCurtis 1204
Batteries3 Optima D34M, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Blue Top, 1 Optima Baby Yellow Top for
System Voltage36 Volts
50 Amp Anderson charge port, various external chargers
HeaterJust hot tunes!
DC/DC Converter
RO Associates MICROVERTER module, 16 Amp at 13.7 Volt
InstrumentationThe Bug digital battery gauge by Cruising Equipment
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)
Tires4.10/3.50-6, knobby tread 6 inchers
Reconfigured from an industrial run-around cart into a quick and fun 3 wheeled 'micro truck' with the addition of an aluminum truck bed behind seat cushion. Original 18 volt wet cell battery pack replaced with 36 volt pack of sealed Optimas. Original 3 step resistor/contactor controller replaced with solid state motor controller. Original noisy chain drive replaced with new belt drive system for quietness. Voltage tap replaced with separate 12v system with DC-DC converter charging a Baby Optima YT. Full blown CD stereo system...'Sony' AM/FM/CD player, 'Eclipse' 4 inch coaxials in industrial grade aluminum enclosures with stainless steel mesh grills, under-the-seat 8 inch 'JL Audio MicroSub' subwoofer driven by a 90 watt Soundstream amplifier.

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