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OwnerDamien Maguire
Owner's Other EVs1996 BMW 316i Compact
1994 Honda CBR600F2
LocationWicklow, County Wicklow Ireland map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2001 BMW 520i
BMW 520i E39 with the 2.2l M54 petrol engine. Metalic silver. Purchased for 700 euros with a bad engine knock.
Motor Ex side loader forktruck Series Wound DC
13" Series wound 80v ex forklift motor. Cleaned up , rebuilt with new bearings , insulation and paint. Internal fan removed. Adapted for external forced air cooling. Brushes advanced approx 10 deg.
Drivetrain13" Series DC motor. Clutchless coupler to standard BMW 5 speed manual gearbox.
ControllerOpen ReVolt 1200A IGBT liquid cooled open revolt variant
MY own 1200A version of the revolt. IGBT , SBE ring cap and liquid cooling.
Batteries60 CALB/Skyenergy CA180Fi, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
60 pieces of the new calb CA180Fi grey cells in series.
System Voltage192 Volts
Charger Modified EMW charger
My own variant of the EMW charger with liquid cooling , PFC and 3 phase input. Looking for 15kw power.
HeaterLiquid heater running from pack. 5kw.
DC/DC Converter None
12V systems will be powered by 4 pieces of CALB SE180 cells charged by a 50A seperate mains charger.
InstrumentationJLD404 AH meter , open revolt lcd display system.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Looking for max speed 100mph.
AccelerationAs good as or better than the 2.2 petrol would be nice!
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
80-100 miles of normal driving.
Watt Hours/MileWill fill in once driving
EV Miles
Start:177 Miles (284 Kilometers)
Current:177 Miles (284 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 3/15/2013
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight4,420 Pounds (2,009 Kilograms)
Hope to be only slightly over kerb weight post conversion. We shall see!
Tires225/60 on back , 195/50 on front
Conversion TimeEst 6 months
Conversion Cost10-12k euros.
See WebPage for updates.

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