OwnerRob Mathis
LocationSandersville, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1995 Chevrolet S-10
extended cab 2.2L 5 speed
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFactory Clutch and original 5 speed (Use gears 1-3)
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
This is a smaller controller than most people use but I have not had any problems with it. I do have a heat sink and 5" fan. I also have the current limit turned back some.
Batteries20 US Battery golf cart, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I have 19 batteries under the bed and the 20th battery under the hood. I also have a large group 27 12 volt deep cycle battery under the hood.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco SC-18-120-SO
I do not have the charger mounted in the vehicle since I never leave town. I charge at night only. Voltage is at 66%. Current is at 100%. It turns off during the night.
DC/DC Converter
I do not have a converter. I have a group 27 12 volt deep cycle battery for the 12 volt load and charge it separately each night.
InstrumentationThe Curtis 900R fuel gauge is very accurate. I drop one bar for about every 3 miles. It is very dependable. Factory 12 volt gauge for the 12 volt system.
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
on level ground. I have the current limit turned back some on my Curtis Controller.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
15 miles falls at 50% on my Curtis 900R fuel gauge. I have been 29.5 miles on one charge and was still on the third bar from the bottom (yellow).
Watt Hours/MileI don't have any other instrumentation to measure this.
EV Miles
Start:86,942 Miles (139,889 Kilometers)
Current:96,750 Miles (155,670 Kilometers)
Total:9,808 Miles (15,781 Kilometers)
    As of 8/6/2008
Seating Capacity2 adults plus 2 jump seats for the kids.
Curb Weight4,200 Pounds (1,909 Kilograms)
Gross is 4600.
TiresI have used radials. I put bigger tires on the back to help level the vehicle. I also have helper springs on the back.
Conversion Time3 months
First Test Drive was March 25, 2006.
9-28-07: I have 7000 electric miles.
1-9-08: At 8300 electric miles I have have had to replace 3 Exides that died very quickly.
6-3-08: At 9100 miles. I have now replaced 7 of the original Exides with US Battery (Interstate Batteries Label). I like the Lug on the US battery battery better.
7-29-08: Replaced two more batteries. I have almost 10,000 electic miles now.
8-6-08: I sold the vehicle. 9800 electric miles driven. I hope to do another EV in the future.

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