OwnerRichard Kelly
LocationHuntington Beach, California US map
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Vehicle1981 Mercury Lynx
(Jet Industries Electrica)
MotorPrestolite Series Wound DC
20 HP
DrivetrainStock
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries16 US Battery 2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Energy Center
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerLester
240 VAC onboard ( 96 Volt and 12 Volt )
HeaterGas
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems DC-300
with 12 Volt 18 Ah SLA battery
InstrumentationCurtis 900R, motor ammeter, temperature monitor
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
but not for long, maintains 55 MPH
AccelerationRelaxing
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
(haven't tried further yet)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
TiresOld
Conversion TimeIt's a labor of love.
Conversion CostSee above.
4/2/04 Completed Carpool and EV charging stickers applied. Batteries changed (replacement US-2200's) Battery interconnects upgraded to 2/0. Temperature monitor mounted on dash. Homemade heatsink mounted on Curtis 1221C. DCP DC-300 mounted above controller. New stereo (Alpine 9803) and speakers (also Alpine) installed. To Do Suspension overhaul (all struts replaced) New tires mounted (Nokians) Additional instrumentation (battery amps, aux amps, pack voltage, aux voltage) This is my daily driver, I commute 22 miles per day, with a top up charge at work. Over 2000 miles so far, and over 150 battery cycles. Two battery lug failures (used wrong connectors). One fixed in field. One required tow home.

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