|Owner's Other EV||1994 Chevrolet S-10|
|Location||San Jose, California US map|
|Vehicle||1994 Chevrolet S10 longbed |
This is my #2 USE S10 truck. It has power steering and power brakes like all of them do, but it also has A/C and an E-meter. The A/C, E-meter and heater were not running when I got it. But it all works now! With it so nicely equipped, this is the truck I'd love to put lithium in. I've got a solid BMS board prototyped and running. We'll see what the economy allows.
|Motor||Siemens 3-Phase AC|
50kw peak stock, 16kw continuous, water cooled.
|Drivetrain||50kw 3 phase system named Dolphin by Hughes Aircraft. Water cooled motor and power electronics. Manual 5 speed Borg Warner T10 locked in 2nd gear from the USE factory. 4.11 rear axle.|
|Controller||Hughes Dolphin 50kw|
Three phase output.
|Batteries||26, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
The pack was toasted when I got it, but work well enough to drive a whopping 2 blocks. At least I can test everything.
|System Voltage||312 Volts|
Factory built in 3kw charger using factory motor and igbt's to boost voltage. With appropriate changes to software, is able to charge lead acid, nimh, or nicad battery chemistries. 400v max output. Automatically charges from 120/208/240. Factory on board step down transformer allows for greater charging opportunities.
|Heater||1.8kw electric used to heat the factory GM heater core. |
Upgraded to Kim Hotstart brand of water heater. It's now about 2.5kw worth of heating. Warms cabin up much faster now!! One mounting tab of the Hotstart was machined off so it would mount in the factory box.
|DC/DC Converter|| Factory dc-dc from Hughes Aircraft.|
100amp peak, 13.5-14.4v output. Analog hardware controlled.
|Top Speed||72 MPH (115 KPH)|
Electronically regulated top speed due to motor limit of 9000 rpm.
|Range||1 Miles ( 1 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||Untested at this time.|
|Seating Capacity||3 adults|