OwnerMichael Haseltine
LocationViola, Idaho United States map
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Vehicle1984 Dodge Ram D-50
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
ControllerAuburn Scientific Kodiak
Water cooled 650A
Batteries24 Interstate U-2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Very new, low mileage, in great shape
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20B
HeaterElectric core in place of water core.
DC/DC ConverterTodd 40A
InstrumentationAmmeter, Link 10, temp in front and rear battery boxes, and coolant water.
Top SpeedDon't really know top speed, but 60 or more.
AccelerationNot great.
RangeDon't really know this either. I'm in hilly country so haven't used it much.
EV Miles
Start:89,763 Miles (144,428 Kilometers)
Current:100,781 Miles (162,156 Kilometers)
Total:11,018 Miles (17,727 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion Time7 months
Conversion Cost~7,000 originally
Additional FeaturesNew seat covers, new paint job, springs upgraded to handle weight.
Was originally converted to Optima yellow tops and was used that way for most of its life, and as such the accelleration was about like the original ICE. However, on moving from flat Tucson to northern Idaho, I needed more range so installed the Interstate floodeds. Now the range is better, but it can't handle the hills here at over 20 mph.

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