|Location||New Dundee, Ontario Canada map|
|Vehicle||1997 Mazda B4000 |
Extended Cab Pickup
|Motor|| Home made from two compound wound motors Series Wound DC|
13" diameter, originally from a Caterpiller lift truck.
|Drivetrain||13" DC Series motor, Lenco reverser, Gear Vendors OD, 3.55 |
posi 8.8 Ford.
3000 amp, 425 volt
|Batteries||66 CALB/Skyenergy 180 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
CALB or China Aviation Lithium Battery company is probably a
more accurate name at this point. Secondary booster pack of
A123 32157 cylindrical cells.
|System Voltage||211 Volts|
|Heater||Home made fluid heater. Used a tractor block heater. Split the |
snap switch off to 12 volt circuit through a contactor. At pack
voltage is about 4.5kw. Works great. Liquid cooled motor
cycle reservoir and pressure cap.
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-220-45|
|Instrumentation||High Voltage Cycle Analyst + Zeva fuel gauge driver.|
|Top Speed||145 MPH (233 KPH)|
Theoretical. RPM limited.
|Acceleration||Enough to break the drive train (ask me how I know)|
|Range||100 Miles (160 Kilometers)|
Again, not sure as I have never ran it down. It is perfect for
what I do. It should do closer to 120 miles on a good day.
|Watt Hours/Mile||350 Wh/Mile |
I've measured as high as 475 and as low as 295
|Seating Capacity||2 adults comfortably. 4 in a pinch. Has the little jump seats, |
but I have the charger mounted back there.
|Curb Weight||4,150 Pounds (1,886 Kilograms)|
|Tires||I have two sets. One are BF Goodrich G-Force P235/50-ZR 18. |
These are on the Pony Bullets. The other set are LRR
Michelin Energy Savers on 16" wheels.
|Conversion Time||About a year of spare time. I made mostly everything I could |
(adaptor plate, coupler, bat boxes etc etc) I rebuilt motor and
advanced brushes. This is version II
|Conversion Cost||Too much. . . but I gotta tell u, with the price of gas here in |
Canada, it actually is paying me back. :)
|Additional Features||The box tilts up and all batteries are mounted low. Some behind the axle, some in front |
and some under the hood. All boxes are "intelligent" with thermostatically controlled
heaters and fan cooling. No BMS.
Power steering via Toyota MR2 Spyder Electric/hydraulic pump.
Power brakes via MES-DEA vacuum pump.
Differential is currently an 8.8 Ford 28 spline with a 3.55 posi.
This truck has been very reliable. I just drive it.
|I broke the drive shaft due to torque. I was going to the track before it shut down for the |
season. I was planning to set a world record for a Street Conversion in the appropriate
voltage class. Lets just say that it is significantly quicker than the current one.
I am looking to build a high voltage Lipo pack this winter for racing only.