|Location||Flower Mound, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1995 Murray 42 |
42" cutting deck, Had a seized 16 HP gas engine, sheet metal and tires in good condition. Now 48 Volt Etek Powered.
|Motor||Briggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC|
|Drivetrain||Hydrostatic forward / reverse foot pedal speed control|
|Controller|| No controller needed. |
At 48 Volts the motor runs at about 3300 RPM which is just right for proper blade speed and to turn the hydraulic transmission pump. Combined On / Off switch and 100 amp circuit breaker by Blue Sea.
|Batteries||4 Marine Deep Cycle from Kirkland / Costco, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
85 AH, 700 MCA, Group 24DC size
|System Voltage||48 Volts|
48 VDC Club Car battery charger
|Instrumentation||eventually will have a volt and current meter on the dash|
|Top Speed||5 MPH ( 8 KPH)|
|Conversion Time||4 evenings over two weeks|
|4/24/09 9:00 pm. Tonight I hooked up all four batteries on a temporary platform over the front wheels and did a test run at 24 Volts = half speed. The Etek motor purrs like a 6 HP kitten and even with the cutting deck engaged it was very peaceful as I drove it around my driveway in total darkness with only a flashlight to illuminate the ear to ear goofy grin on my face.|