OwnerLarry R. Richardson SR.
LocationClaremore, Oklahoma United States map
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Vehicle1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Yard Sale
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-15A Series Wound DC
25 Peak HP.
10 HP Continuous.
65 Ft /Lbs Torque Peak.
DrivetrainStock 4 speed VW trans-axle, Rear wheel drive.
ControllerAlltrax 7250
Upgraded from 7245 to 7250 more reliable and rugged, Increasing total to 500 AMPS.
Batteries24 Thunder Sky 100AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
24 Main Pack, 108 lbs.
Previously lead acid batteries were carried both in front trunk and behind in rear seat areas.13 Johnson Controls Maxx-29 Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries(800-1000LBS).
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 1500
72 volt model.
HeaterProposed: Propane Pop-Up Camper Furnace.
DC/DC Converter CHENNIC Model: JCDI35 7235
35 amp for selective re-charge of 12 Volt battery.
Top Speed68 MPH (109 KPH)
Top speed with 13 Johnson Controls Maxx-29 Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries(1000LBS Battery weight, Truck scale weighed Vehicle).
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,580 Pounds (718 Kilograms)
2480 lbs w/ 13 Lead acid Batteries.
Conversion TimePurchased car at garage sale in 2005.
Installed system in 2007, ran in 2011 for 7 Months.
Added improved controller 3/2016.
Additional FeaturesAir shocks in rear added due to Extreme weight of Lead acid battery dual packs.
Tow-bar added for rapid Deployment or Recovery if needed.
Re-gen braking to be incorporated in near future.
Return of Rear seat due to battery upgrades and reduction of space for total battery area.

Lead acid Battery: UN-reliable 160 Year old technology, Too Maintenance intensive and volatile system for too little power to weight ratio and lengthy charge times.

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