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OwnerDave Delman
LocationMonroe Township, New Jersey United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1981 DeLorean DMC-12
Just like the car in Back To The Future.
It has stainless steel body panels and
gull wing doors. This electric version
has better acceleration the the original
ICE (internal combustion engine)

Built by Dave Delman and Tom Neiland
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Purchased from the late Bob Rice.

May he rest in peace.
DrivetrainStock 5 speed manual - clutch less
You can view a video on how to shift an
electric DeLorean without a clutch, on
ControllerCafe Electric Z2K-HV
What can I say? Otmar still makes the
BEST controller!
Batteries8 Tesla Model S Battery Modukes, 22.50 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Updated September 2020: Each module has 444
18650 lithium cells.
I have 8 modules connected in series for
a total of 3,552 cells wired in series
with custom buss bars and 4/0 welding

The original Deka 9A31s where good but
only lasted about 2 years before getting
to half capacity. I donated them to
Farmingdale's EV program.

The Sears Platinum PM-1 are supposed to
the same as the Odyssey PC-2150. They
definitely can put out more current. I
can have my 1000 amp, battery meter
pegged, almost all the way down the 1/4
mile with these bad babies.
System Voltage202 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20B
5-27-08 Just received the PFC-20B which
installed on board. I will use this when
am away from home and for quick

June '08 - The PFC-20b has blown and is
the repair shop for weeks. Will I ever
get it back??

I also have 13 Schumacher SC-2500c
chargers on the wall of my garage. I
in and hook them up and let them balance
the pack.

Good bye to this Big Boy charger... On
road I was using a BIG 240 VAC Variac
but at 70 pounds my back is not happy.
I only bring it along if I am going to
EVent as a backup charger.

Restarted working on a lighter, combo
/ 120 VAC light dimmer type charger.

Researching how to build a switch mode
power supply based smart charger.

Got my PFC-20B charger back. Now I'm
happy again
HeaterNone at present
DC/DC ConverterIota 55 - I4Q
The IOTA has a huge inrush current that
welds the contacts of the relay that
supplies it, closed. So as recommended
by Lee Hart, I have placed a Negative
Coefficient Resistor, also know as an
input current surge protector, in series
with the IOTA's input lead. I am using
a GE model CL-30. Updated 2020: I also
replaced the
200 volt capacitors with 250v ones.
InstrumentationDigital Panel Meters for the Voltage of
the propulsion pack and Auxillary

Analog Ammeter 0 - 1000 Amps

Working on a computerized dash...
Top Speed88 MPH (141 KPH)
I've had it over 85 on a partially
AccelerationVery good, but not good enough yet! I
to be able to burn rubber. Looks like
need a higher voltage battery pack.
Range120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
These new lithium batteries weight 450
pounds versus the original 1000 pounds
of lead. They have about three times the
energy. On lead... the furthest I've
been able to drive is
40.4 miles on a charge. That was 20+
miles to a car show. Resting for 5
then 20+ miles home. I kept the battery
current below 125 amps at all times. It
was a bit of a challenge.

Now that Winter has set in I can see my
range is about half. Hopefully it will
get back up to the 30 - 40 mile range
it warms up here again.

Range never came back, so I changed to
Sears Platinum PM-1 and now I can go 40
miles again.
Watt Hours/Mile313 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
Tires195R60 x 14 in front
235R60 x 15 in rear

Really too big for an efficient EV but
are stock.
Conversion TimeStarted in July 2007. Changed to Tesla
lithium August 2020
Conversion CostGlider 6,000
Zilla 5,200
WarP9 1,800
Batteries 2,000
and the list goes on... but
Being able to bypass the pump....
Additional FeaturesUpdated 2020: I am using the Simp BMS which monitors and controls the
original Tesla BMS which is on each module.
Registered, insured, inspected and driving...

Website: electricdelorean.com

See a video of it at WebPage /> Dj3dPN-w
If this link is not working, go to Youtube.com and search
"electric delorean"

You can also see my video on YouTube about shifting
the clutch.

Many, many thanks to Tom Neiland who has been working
and hand with me on this project.

Credit and thanks also go out to:

Peter Schreiber - Computer Software Programming of the
third brakelight.

Lou Costa - Custom side stripe and lettering for the
third brake light.

Anyone interested in EVs or DeLoreans please contact me.

I'd like to start up a group local to Long Island - New

Many thanks to the people on the EV Digest list and a
thank you to Lee Hart for all his helpful advice.

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