Out with the old...Motor installedTrunk is loaded with leadNew look under the hood
OwnerDimitri Butvinik
Owner's Other EV2002 Mazda E-Protege5
LocationTampa, Florida United States map
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Vehicle2001 Mazda Miata Sports Edition
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed tranny, clutchless motor coupling.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries12 US Battery US 12 VXC, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
6 batts in the trunk and 6 under the hood. 2 batts under the hood are under pivoting controller board, can't be seen in the picture.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
115V charger, perfect for opportunity charges from regular 15Amp outlet.
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
Keeps aux battery in good shape.
InstrumentationPakTrakr and Ammeter. PakTrakr is great little BMS system, shows State Of Charge and keeps an eye on individual batteries, warns when they get out of balance.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Typical driving is at 50-55 Mph, I only get to 60-65 briefly, since it lowers my range.
AccelerationNormal, not as zippy as original, considering extra 1000Lb of lead.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
This range is at average 45-55 Mph. Higher speeds lower the range.
EV Miles
Start:90,475 Miles (145,574 Kilometers)
Current:93,200 Miles (149,958 Kilometers)
Total:2,725 Miles (4,384 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
Updated suspension using Cround Control coilover kit with stiff springs and stiff KYB AGX shocks.
TiresBF Goodrich
Conversion Time3 weeks of hard work, not including waiting for parts.
Conversion Cost$9000 in EV parts and $2000 in various upgrades.
Additional FeaturesI used electric Power Steering pump from 2000 Toyota Spyder to revive Miata power steering.

Added PakTrakr BMS system to watch individual batteries voltage and state of charge.

I also installed Satellite Radio and in-dash MP3 player.

New aftermarket neoprene seat covers, look better than original.

Miata EV has been sold. I will be working on my next EV now.

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