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Old 12-11-2011, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
Are you thinking of a series hybrid? Like a high powered charger and generator to charge the batteries onboard?
It would be a series hybrid, if I can't carry enough batteries to make 30 miles reliably. I have a vertical Kohler 13 HP as well as an 8 HP horizontal Briggs & Stratton that could be cleaned up and put into service. It would need to be a belt drive arrangement to an induction motor (in the 5 - 10 hp range) and using another VFD to create the appropriate output voltage.

That's something I've checked out, it works.
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