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OwnerLeigh Hateley
LocationBallarat, Victoria Australia map
Vehicle1974 Enfield E8000
Motor 48V 150amp 8HP (6Kw) @ 2800 rpm 1hr rate Series Wound DC
48V hand wired split series field for 2
speeds switched by Contactors
DrivetrainDirect drive DC series wound motor to rear
Bond Bug differential 3.55:1 ratio
ControllerKelly KDH12600
24 - 120V 600amp
Batteries26 Winston LYP90AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
476Kg Lead replaced with 78Kg Lithium.

System Voltage84 Volts
Charger Homemade
84v 25amp output 9 x 12v 300w toroidal
transformers in series
Thyristor controlled 240V input 12amp
Heater84V Electric Fan Heater
Cycle Analyst
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Short Range light weight pack gives good
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:3,546 Miles (5,705 Kilometers)
Current:89,000 Miles (143,201 Kilometers)
Total:85,454 Miles (137,495 Kilometers)
    As of 10/16/2014
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,592 Pounds (723 Kilograms)
Now 400kg lighter gone down to 800kg with
driver from 1200kg with driver.
Additional FeaturesHad 4 speed Suzuki LJ80 gearbox in for about 12mths too much
torque kept breaking teeth off gears, not enough room to put
in stronger gearbox went back to direct drive.
Fitted 26 Winston LYP90AHA Lithium iron Phosphate
batteries AUD$2900.77 cheaper than Lead replacement
29 November 2011

Fitted 14 x 6v 245A/hr Crown Batteries giving 84v
fitted 24th August 2010 added Inox additive to batteries
to extend life.

Have done about 120,000 Kilometers since March 2000 most
reliable batteries are Trojan and then Deka, Century and
Exide have all had multiple failures during warrantee
periods will try Crown (Supreme) batteries next because
Trojans have become very expensive in Australia due to
change of importer.

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