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OwnerAndrew Letton
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationSan Jose, California United States map
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Vehicle1976 Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
3.5 HP
DrivetrainSingle speed axle
ControllerCurtis 1205-211
36-48 Volt 275 Amp
Batteries8 Trojan T-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage48 Volts
120 VAC ferro-resonant
Heaternone yet - hey, it's summer :-)
DC/DC Converter
three 48 Volt to 5 Volt high frequency (Vicor brand modules) with outputs in series ~23 Amp output, with 10 Ah gel cell and large capacator for surge currents.
Instrumentationa) Stock "fuel" (volt) meter
b) Switch selectable analog ammeter: 0-500 Amp for 48 Volt system current and 0-50 Amp for 12 Volt system current
c) 15 Volt analog volt meter.
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Rangedon't know yet (new batteries)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,200 Pounds (545 Kilograms)
TiresSears 145R12 radials
Additional Featuresa) Stock AM radio
b) Albright battery disconnect switch
c) Power side mirrors (really!) from a Subaru XT coupe
d) Rear bumper and shock absorbing mounts from a VW Rabbit
e) Pretty transparent-blue :-) 2/0 battery cables.
When I got the car, it had no batteries, many cracks and holes in the body, marginal brakes, heat-damaged motor end-bell, scrambled 12V wiring, a dead charger, and dying tires. I've patched, overhauled, or replaced most of the systems, and I'd be happy to share what I've learned along the way with anyone who has questions.

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