|Location||Novato, California US map|
|Vehicle||1995 Saturn SL2|
|Motor||Netgain Warp9 Series Wound DC|
It's set at 500a battery, 650a motor right now.
|Batteries||48 CALB/Skyenergy CALB 130ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
all 48 cells are in the trunk. 36 in a sunk down battery rack,
12 against the back seat.
|System Voltage||153 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC30|
Set up with an L6-30 plug (220v/30a), and adapters for the
most common outlets. I also have a J1772 adapter box from
tucsonev.com for use with public charging stations.
|Heater||two 1500w elements in the dash, wired together they pull |
14a at 150v for 2100w.
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-45|
|Instrumentation||Bluetooth EV Display from emotorwerks.com using my |
DroidX on the dashboard. I have battery amps, pack voltage,
Ah remaining and Wh/mi showing on the screen. Also now
have the stock tach functioning again, but it reads about 30%
|Acceleration||update with Synkro at 400a (750a motor):|
0-40 = 8.6 seconds
0-60 = 16.4 seconds
With old Logisystems set at 300a:
0-40 = 13 seconds
0-60 = 26 seconds
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
to 80% DOD if driving with an intent on range. Normal
driving is closer to 40 miles, and heater usage can suck the
power quickly as it pulls 14a when running.
|Watt Hours/Mile||320 Wh/Mile |
usually average between 290 - 350.
Steady 55 on the freeway is around 250 Wh/mi.
Stop and go in town is significantly worse.
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,760 Pounds (1,254 Kilograms)|
~350 pounds heavier than stock, and much more rear heavy.
Was 60/40 F/R, now 47/53 F/R.
|Tires||stock size - 195/70R15|
|4/3/13 - upgraded to a Manzanita Micro PFC30 charger. Now I can pump in |
30+ amps from 220v. I also added J1772 compatibility.
5/7/12 - re-did broken motor mounts, much more solid but still suffering from
excessive driveline backlash. With the warmer weather I'm now pulling 500a
from the batteries, but have the motor side limited to 500a also to reduce
drivability issues related to the driveline backlash and some clutch slippage
at high current/low rpms.
11/5/11 - replaced Logisystems controller with Synkromotive. Wow, what a
difference. It is smooooth and easy to drive now, exactly what I was hoping
for from the beginning. The Logisystems 750a controller was harsh and
jerky, I needed to use the clutch to get a smooth start. The Synkro is worlds
better. It's currently set up at 400 battery amps. Quick off the line (can spin
the wheels in second if I have the motor current cranked up), average after
that. Easily maintains 65mph on the freeway.
10/19/11 - Bought it already converted but needing work. It's been fixed and
is back on the road, but is not 'done.' Are they ever?