Conversion Process - Electrical - Dash additions
continued and the end of this part of the project....
Making the last brackets....
90% of the aluminium used on this project is recycled from a number of
discontinued alternative energy projects that I was associated with in the late
Old electronics technicians will notice the Iridite finish on these salvaged
panels - this was standard procedure back then......
Working out the best layout......
The "big red" safety button (cabled to the main 400 Amp circuit break
arm) is also located on this bracket. The bracket picks up on existing mounting holes in the dash and the small
angle support ensures the bracket is rigid.
Making the speed limiter circuit.....
Yes, I've join in the 2009 World's Greatest Shave to support James and the
All the important wiring has now been tested, calibrated and completed.....
The final bracket assembly with emergency shut off button
and motor speed limiter installed.....
So that pretty much completes the motor conversion side of the project
until stage two occurs. A few minor things are not completed and will be added
once the EV is in use. These items include the "Hi-Lo" battery monitor/alarm to
watch over each battery (currently under construction) and the main battery pack
leakage detection alarm.
Given the current choice of batteries, this vehicle will have a very
average range (in the order of 25 to 35 km * update
after first 500 km - range much better then planned currently around 45-50km @
60% DOD driving at 82 to 85 w-h/per km) but adequate for our
current second car neighbourhood use.
The Future?? In a couple of years time review the battery chemistry options
available and hopefully improve the range....
Thanks for all the emails and comments..... and I hope this helps others
along the way