OwnerWes Matus
LocationSpring, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1994 Ford Ranger XLT
regular cab
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock clutch with 4-speed manual transmission & overdrive
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
with variable idle adjustment
Batteries20 Exide GC-5, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Heatertwo 12-volt resistance elements connected in parallel
InstrumentationE-meter, tachometer
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Accelerationnot tested
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight4,420 Pounds (2,009 Kilograms)
TiresFirestone P225/70R14
Conversion Timeone year
Conversion Cost$9000+
Additional Featuresa)Truck has original power steering, alternator, a/c system, and vacuum assist brakes. All components are virtually in their original location.
b) Custom designed tilt bed with gas spring assist.
c) Charge outlet behind tilt-down license plate.
d) Replaced OEM bulbs with low wattage and LED bulbs. Reduced combined current draw from 14 amps to 3.1 amps.
e) Circuitry to cut out alternator current draw when motor is at rest. Optional switch setting to allow alternator charging full time or only when coasting to a stop. (modified regen braking)

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