OwnerMichaela Merz
LocationTexas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
VehicleChevrolet S-10
long bed
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-1200 Raptor
Batteries24 Trojan T-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I started with NAPA/Exide batteries and had to exchange them after a 6 months due to multiple failue
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
HeaterMES-DEA Fluid Heater with stock core
DC/DC ConverterBrusa
35 Amp / 42 Amp peak
InstrumentationVolt/Amp E-Meter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in about 20 seconds
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:8,120 Miles (13,065 Kilometers)
Current:12,320 Miles (19,822 Kilometers)
Total:4,200 Miles (6,757 Kilometers)
    As of 5/3/2006
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight0
unknown, heavy
Additional FeaturesBattery heaters
110 VAC inverter for stuff we need on the farm,
vacuum pump for brakes
Tilt bed and additional battery access through (coated) aluminum doors in the bed.
I bought that truck in a partial converted but not street legal condition. The ICE's onboard computer had been removed leaving me without a lot of 12 Volt systems like speedo, brake-light etc. I used a Dakota Digital signal converter to feed the speed sensor output directly into the speedometer. Battery heaters are controlled by a cheap a/c thermostat with its temp. sensor wired into a battery box. The NAPA (Exide) batteries haven't held up in EV use. I already had to replace 4 within 6 months and finally replaced them with Trojan T-125s.

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