|Location||Luckey, Ohio US map|
|Vehicle||2003 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.
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001 dual shaft Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Clutchless 5 speed, I may direct couple to rear end with clog belt drive in the future to eliminate transmission.|
|Batteries||12 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 Voltage||144 Volts|
"Select a charge" Quick charger, 120 volt, 10 amp with 144volt out. Simple charger I can mount on board.
|Heater||ceramic heater in factory heater box.|
|Instrumentation||Unitronics touch screen PLC : SOC, MPH, motor, battery temp, trend data, etc,|
|Top Speed||75 MPH (120 KPH)|
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults.|
|Conversion Time||This 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 Features||PLC 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.|