OwnerRay Weber
LocationCleveland, North Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1986 Mazda B2200
my first conversion. Sprayed with white rustoleum, looks ok.
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-31C Series Wound DC
6.7 inch dia.with tail shaft
Drivetraincluchless manual transmission
ControllerKelly KDH14651B
650 amp max,250 amp constant.
Batteries20 US Battery US-2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
6v 232Ah rating
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 120v in 120v out
A smart charger. Does charge and then a gas cycle and then shuts off. After driving I wait for 1-2 hrs and recharge.
DC/DC Converter alternator
Single wire with built in regulator. Original from truck
Instrumentationspeedometer, ammeter, and voltmeter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Best economy is 45-50 mph in 2nd at 80 amps or 55-60 mph at 100 amps in 3rd battery current. 65 mph is in 4th and pulls 175-200 amps
Accelerationfair if you want to eat the juice
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
I have driven 42 miles on single charge and after sitting 2 hours battery voltage was at 60% remaining charge. After 2 yrs and 5000 miles the batteries seem better than ever.
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
I monitor battery amps and voltage
EV Miles
Start:125,000 Miles (201,125 Kilometers)
Current:129,800 Miles (208,848 Kilometers)
Total:4,800 Miles (7,723 Kilometers)
    As of 8/26/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,770 Pounds (1,713 Kilograms)
Weighed on an agricultural scale after conversion.
Tires14 inch radials
Conversion Time2 months
Conversion Cost$72000.
Additional FeaturesEmergency disconnect is in cab next to gear shift. I am installing forced air cooling through the motor with a squirrel cage blower and flexible duct work. blower has been installed as of 5/15/09
My average distance to 4 different towns is about 12 miles so we can shop in many places. I am 76 years old and retired. would like to convert an other as you learn a lot on the first one.

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