OwnerChris Mottaz
LocationPlymouth, Minnesota United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1997 Saturn SL2
MotorAdvanced DC L91-4003 Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1231C-7701
Batteries15, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
Not usable with 120 volt system. Anyone know where to get the LB-20 boost?
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
This DC-DC converter was not adequate for a 108-volt system, so the pack voltage had to be increased to a minimum voltage of 120 for it to operate properly.
InstrumentationCURTIS INSTRUMENTS #900RB-108-BN (no longer operates correctly with new voltage)

WESTBERG #A2C5-28...Voltmeter, 50-150 VDC (has never worked...)

WESTBERG #A2C6-30...Ammeter, 0-500 ADC
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Top speed was estimated by conversion kit company to be 85 mph. This could be possible, but I have turned down the controller so that it is safe for non-ev people to drive (valet mode).
AccelerationSurprisingly quick! The controller has since been tuned down for "valet mode". Now the acceleration is: eh... very, VERY slow
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Range was estimated by conversion kit company to be 55-60 with T-105. This was inaccurate because a usable range is much lower at speeds over 20 mph.

EV Miles
Start:117,000 Miles (188,253 Kilometers)
Current:117,017 Miles (188,280 Kilometers)
Total:17 Miles (27 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeStarted the conversion in 2006
Conversion Cost$10,000+

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