Bed from the driver's sideUnder the bedApril, '07 - ReassembledDC Converter
OwnerPT Martin
LocationColumbia, Missouri US map
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Vehicle1991 Chevrolet S-10
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC

8/2006 - The original motor blew. I purchased a new FB1-4001 from EV America and installed it in the spring of '07.

ControllerCurtis 1231
Large heat sink and low power DC fan underneath the controller for additional cooling.
Batteries20 Misc., 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I have a mix and match of 6 volters, right now. The pack needs to be replaced.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerLester 7740
I'm using the Lester on 220v. It takes between 6-8 hours to charge a pack, depending on depth of discharge.
DC/DC Converter Samlex SD-350D
This is a converter that the previous owner put in. Samlex SD-350D I don't really have an opinion on it, yet.
InstrumentationVoltmeter, Amp meter, Curtis Charge to empty gauge
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I've been at 70, but didn't push it to the limit to see top speed.
AccelerationAdequate - a bit slow off of the mark if going up an incline.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I've not pushed the limit of the range, either, but have been ~30 miles, myself, on a single charge.
Seating Capacity3 adults
Conversion CostPurchase price: $8,500. With shipping, I'm currently at $11,300.
Additional FeaturesStarted adding hydrolic lifts to the bed, but didn't finish. I've got the lifts.

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