OwnerDaniel Booth
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs2004 Mirsubishi Mirage
1984 Mazda RX7
LocationPerth, Western Australia Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Daihatsu Charade
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
DrivetrainRetained clutch. Don't know why. Used brass button plate, with twin diaphragms for extra clamping pressure. Lightened the flywheel.
ControllerAuburn Scientific 192 volt
BatteriesOptima D34, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
Originally Zivan NG3 but had problems with balancing system when batteries were older. Changed to individual 15 amp switch mode chargers.
Heater144 volt Ceramic element
DC/DC ConverterTodd
InstrumentationLink 10/E meter
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Very fast with Auburn controller, with a current limit of 680 amps. Never tested top speed. Got to 140kmp, had more to go.
AccelerationSmoked tires from stand still in 3rd gear. Gearbox and clutch replaced often.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Not far but fast.
Seating Capacity4 adults
Vehicle has been sold, with Curtis controller (which should save gearbox and clutch). Driven daily for 6 years. Great fun. No faults. Optima batteries, great. Still have some in workshop over 10 years old and will still deliver 500amps+. Great car to convert, but they are getting a little old now.

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