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OwnerPhilip Littleton
LocationMattoon, Illinois United States map
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Vehicle1992 Ford Ranger
1992 Ford Ranger 2-wheel drive
130k miles
MotorNetgain Warp 9 dual shaft Series Wound DC
DrivetrainManual transmission. Kept the clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
96-144 Volt 500 Amp
Batteries20 Trojan T605, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
2-0 welding wire, crimped and soldered lugs.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG-3
120 volt DC 220 AC
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS 55
Instrumentationamp meter
Radio Shack Volt Meter on console
Stock tacometer hooked up to motor
Top Speed260 amps @55 MPH
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:128 Miles (205 Kilometers)
Current:129 Miles (207 Kilometers)
Total:1 Miles (1 Kilometers)
    As of 5/2/2010
Seating Capacitytwo people
Curb Weight3,220 Pounds (1,463 Kilograms)
Before change
4080 after
2080 front 2000 rear
Tiresround and black, with air inside
Conversion Timetruck purchased in May 2007
rolling on battery power Oct. 23, 2009
conversion ongoing
Conversion Costtruck $1700, conversion parts 7000.+
driving by gas stations....priceless!
Additional FeaturesTilt-up bed, quick check battery plugs, vacuum pump for power brakes made from food sealer pump ($17) works GREAT! Pump is inside of vacuum chamber. Applying for Illinois incentive rebate.
built as a daily driver ,nothing flashy

1000 mile report: ALL GOOD
Batteries broke in, not using water, thanks to Zivan Charger.

Now that the truck is running good, to an extimate to fix rust. $4500.00. I'll look for another donor truck in the future!

Where I work,still dragging feet on a charging station. I think they are consulting with Edison himself!!

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