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OwnerTom Conway
LocationLimerick, Munster Ireland map
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Vehicle1996 Suzuki AX100
Suzuki AX100 Front End with
scratch built trike rear end
Motor 3-Phase AC
2 Off 4 Pole 3KW 230V delta, 480V wye generic cheap industrial 3 Phase AC motors. Each weigh 28Kg
DrivetrainDirect chain drive from 8T sprocket on motors to 57T chain sprocket on each rear wheel. Chain and sprockets fit within the wheel rims.
Controller
Home made dual 3 phase AC controller. Tested up to 250V DC. Max current is 40A peak per phase.
Batteries30, 0.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Sealed/Dry
6s x 5p = 30 off 36V 1.5Ahr NiCad drill batteries!
System Voltage216 Volts
Charger
Homemade 4A Constant Current (to 80V) Manual charger
DC/DC Converter
2 Off 15V 3A Maplin switchmode power supplies.
InstrumentationSpeedometer
Top Speed20 MPH (32 KPH)
Gearing quit low so low top speed but good torque & acceleration.
RangeTo be measured
Watt Hours/MileTo be measured
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
To be measured.
Additional FeaturesThis design uses 2 industrial AC motors each separately driving the 2 rear wheels through 1/2" chain. The motor spindles stick out far enough that the chains and sprockets are neatly inside
the rear wheels. This is an experimental design and is unlikely to be road legal, but does work very nicely. Currently looking at using 2x Mars 5KW BLDC motors.

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