OwnerSteve S.
LocationPerrysburg, Ohio United States map
Vehicle2003 GMC Sonoma
A Katrina salvage vehicle I bought shortly after the storm. Stripped and washed, manual windows, locks, vinyl interior, good clean simple truck for a conversion.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 dual shaft Series Wound DC
DrivetrainClutchless 5 speed, I may direct couple to rear end with clog belt drive in the future to eliminate transmission.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries12 Optima Yellow Tops, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Batteries are located under tilt bed of truck and under cab. Starting out with Optimas, after shakedown and bugs worked out switching to Trojan T145s or L-ion.
System Voltage144 Volts
"Select a charge" Quick charger, 120 volt, 10 amp with 144volt out. Simple charger I can mount on board.
Heaterceramic heater in factory heater box.
DC/DC ConverterIota
InstrumentationUnitronics touch screen PLC : SOC, MPH, motor, battery temp, trend data, etc,
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:63,179 Miles (101,655 Kilometers)
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
Total:-63,179 Miles (-101,655 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults.
Conversion TimeThis is a project that I started in 2007 and worked on and off over the years. Recently finished vehicle and guessing i have 250 hours in work.
Conversion Cost$2000 in Truck after selling off ICE parts. Additional $8000 in conversion material.
Additional FeaturesPLC data collection, touch screen dash and wireless connection of monitoring charge status to laptop. Hope to add in the future a portable DC diesel generator for charge / long haul use. Vacuum pump for power brakes. Retained air conditioning system running dual shaft of drive motor.
I love the clean engine compartment, no oil, no grease, no antifreeze, and no extra wiring for obsolete sensors and equipment.

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