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Old 06-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #129 (permalink)
thingstodo
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Testing and where I go from here

I guess I didn't sum up the testing part yet:

The maximum torque that I can wring out of this motor is VERY important in figuring out how good (or poor) the acceleration will be - golf cart (0 - 60 in 2 minutes) or similar to the old ICE (0 - 60 in about 20 seconds).

Crusing power needs to be measured too. How much torque do I need to cruise at 65 mph for half an hour at a time. The smaller the motor, the lower the maximum current and voltage need to be on the VFD, the smaller the maximums on the battery pack (or the boosters) need to be.

Until I find a transmission for SalvageS10, or come up with an easy way to connect the motor shaft to the transfer case (which is 20 - 26 inches away), I can't really work on the motor mount or get the truck moving under electric power.

I can work on the PLC program, or building the VFD, or boosting the battery power from 12V up to 150V to power the VFD.
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