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OwnerEd Storey
Owner's Other EVs1975 Volkswagen Beetle
2011 LWB electric recumbent
LocationMilwaukie, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1986 Cushman Truckckster
truckster with tilt bed. Four wheels. Has been painted, new seats, new batteries, new controller, new throttle, new contactor, and leds on the dash for lights and ignition.
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
Stock motor.
Drivetrain36 volts, GE series dc motor, belt drive
ControllerCurtis 1204
pwm controller with pb5 potbox. replaces resistor coils.
Batteries0.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger 36 volt stock charger
Replaced output diodes
DC/DC Converter
uses one battery from the pack for accessories
Instrumentationleds for lights on and ignition on
Top Speed15 MPH (24 KPH)
Acceleration is good but top speed is limited by controller.
Rangenot sure.
Watt Hours/Milenot sure
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
not sure
Conversion Timetook about 10 hours to fabricate brackets and heat sink for the new controller and install all new parts.
Conversion Costabout $500.
Additional FeaturesThis project was a customer upgrade. It is owned by a car club. They needed the batteries replaced, charger repaired, resistor coils removed, controller installed, contactor replaced, throttle potbox installed. The cart has a forward/reverse/neutral switch. The series dc motor was wired different from the curtis diagram, so we changed the motor wiring. This required moving a few connections at the motor and at the switch.we added a microswitch to the pot box for safety. It is a cute truck. Its not mine, but I wish it was.

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