|Location||Atlanta, Georgia US map|
|Vehicle||1995 Chevrolet S-10|
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||5 speed manual, no clutch.|
500 Amps 96-144 volts
|Batteries||48 Nissan Leaf Modules, 8.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
Third pack of batteries are the 48 modules salvaged from a 2013 Nissan Leaf. They are mounted in eight custom batteries (six modules per battery) in a 3 parallel 16 series arrangement, giving 180 Ah and 128 volts nominal. Weight is around 500 lbs for the entire pack. Much better performance than 20 lead acid golf cart batteries!
My First & Second packs were twenty lead acid golf cart batteries, at 1200 lbs.
First Pack of Sams Club golf cart batteries lasted 2.75 years and 4,861 miles. (Second pack of Interstate GC batteries were even worse.) See webpage (linked above) for more details about the 1st pack's battery life. Look for the post(s) on "cost of ownership".
|System Voltage||128 Volts|
|Charger|| Dual TSM2500 with EVCC|
ThunderStruck motors Dual TSM2500 with EVCC setup. 4.2 kW max charging via J1772 port salvaged from a Nissan Leaf, 120 volt opportunity charging at 12 amps via an RV inlet.
|Heater||120V DC Resistive|
|DC/DC Converter||Meanwell SD-500H-12|
(72-144v 7.8A input, 480W 14.5v output)
|Instrumentation||Curtis e-meter, Speed-o-meter/odometer, digital volt meters (Traction Pack & Accessory 12v), Amps (motor current), Vacuum gauge, PakTrakr to monitor individual batteries and battery current.|
|Top Speed||80 MPH (128 KPH)|
|Acceleration||0-30 mph in 9 seconds|
0-60 mph in 23 seconds (No clutch slows down the 2nd to 3rd gear transition)
|Range||20 Miles (32 Kilometers)|
Only tested to 15 miles so far with lots of remaining capacity, but theoretically it should go 40 or 48 if I charged the pack to 100%.
|Watt Hours/Mile||510 Wh/Mile |
Measured at the wall.
|Seating Capacity||3 (very friendly) adults,|
|Curb Weight||4,200 Pounds (1,909 Kilograms)|
This is just a WAG, haven't actually measured it.
|Tires||Big, Fat, and inefficient.|
|Conversion Time||Purchased from original converter as a "used" e-truck. He said it took several months. I've invested thousands of hours in it since then tinkering and adding enhancements (such as the Leaf battery pack).|
|Installing a tilt bed kit and welding battery boxes to the frame under the bed takes extra work, but is well worth it to be able to throw things in the bed. The ability to use the truck to pick up and transport (light) loads makes it very useful. I highly recommend the tilt-bed with batteries between the frame rails configuration. It also keeps the center of gravity very low.|