OwnerDon Bearden
LocationLittle Rock, Arkansas United States map
Vehicle1993 Mazda B2200
MotorGeneral Electric 5bt1362a92 Series Wound DC
11" forklift motor from a 1969 Clark forklift.
Drivetrain5 speed manual
ControllerAlltrax spm72500
USB programmable controller from Alltrax. 500 amp.
Batteries12 Energizer GC2, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage72 Volts
Multi-battery charger.
HeaterThe heating system consists of a small tank with a pump that is filled with either ice water for ac or water heated by an electric element connected to the battery pack. The water is circulated through the heater core.
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-500L-12
72v to 12v 40 amp dc-dc converter
InstrumentationUsing a small notebook pc with the Alltrax software monitoring capability.
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
AccelerationThe B2200 has a LOW first gear. I have many hills in my area. I have to use first gear a lot so acceleration is slow.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion Time3 years.
Conversion Cost5000.00 so far.
Additional FeaturesAllbright Power disconnect
Vacuum pump for brakes
The truck was in bad shape when I bought it. Much of the conversion time was spent correcting problems with the truck itself.

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