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Old 01-05-2016, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Stubby79
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Just joking!

Here's my main motor:

It's an 8" Advanced DC sep-ex, presumably out of some form of electric forklift. Weighs about 120lbs.

And here's a possible alternative that I picked up off of Mechman600 a while back at a good price:

Which is a 7.25" Prestolite sep-ex traction motor, out of a Schaeff lift truck. Was in Mechman600's Electric Booger for a while.

I've got 10KWH worth of LiFePO4 batteries, the only thing I bought new for the project:


The only thing I accomplished on the project during the xmas/new-years holidays was the negotiation of a used controller at a good price:


Otherwise, I've got bits and bobs like contactors, fuses, and what have you, and I'm waiting on a package with a DC-DC converter, breakers, more contactors (guess you can't have too many), and the cooling kit to go with the controller.

Still figuring out what I'll be doing about a vacuum pump and a real charger, but I have time for that while I work on the rest.
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