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OwnerDuane
LocationIndependence, Oregon US map
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Vehicle1989 Acura Integra
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
6.7" #L91-4003 72-120VDC 13 HP Double Shaft
DrivetrainStandard transmission. No clutch
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
72-120VDC
Batteries10 Alcatel-Lucent 12AVR145ET, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Upgraded to 145 amp/hour. AGM is MUCH better than Gel by far!
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 120V 10A With Select-A-Charge
On board charger
HeaterCeramic heater core from space heater. Not done yet.
DC/DC Converter
HWZ Series DC/DC 120V to 12V 300W
InstrumentationPak Trakr battery monitor
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
70 is faster than I will need it to go for my commute. It works pretty hard
to get there.
AccelerationProbably fairly slow.
Range34 Miles (54 Kilometers)
I would have liked a few more miles for cushion as my commute is 32
miles round trip.
Seating Capacity5 took the family for a ten mile drive just for fun over the weekend.
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeThis has been a hoby not a priority and I haven't kept track of time on
it. I have been working on it over the last 6 years though.
Conversion Cost$400 for the car
$2500 for the electronics
$1600 for fist batteries
$400 for new batteries
Update - 7/11/2013
I have been driving this very regularly to and from work on a daily basis. It has been working good but last night I had what I think was a coupling failure. It started sounding funny then started losing power even though the motor was spinning. I was able to pull it into my driveway(barely) and I will have to dig into it this weekend. I am feeling quite frustrated and worried that I will have to have a new coupling made and maybe have to replace the shaft going into the transmission.

Update - 5/6/2013
I have been driving it to and from work for a little under 2 weeks. Everything is working good. I can now
officially call this my commuter! Yes, I am pleased as punch!

Update - 4/15/2013
Driving at higher RPM (around 3000) made all the difference in controller heat. After a ten minute drive
at 60 MPH the controller was cool to the touch.

Update - 4/12/2013
Just got some larger, possibly newer batteries. The test run got me a good 21 miles. The controller
overheated some so now I am learning how to keep it cooler. I plan to do another test run this
weekend then I will start building the new mounts for the bigger batteries.

I am done with the basic part of the conversion but I am not getting the range I was hoping for. I am
getting about 5 miles to a charge so I am looking into possible problems.

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