View Single Post
Old 04-23-2020, 09:19 AM   #101 (permalink)
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,203

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)

Daox's Volt - '13 Chevrolet Volt
Thanks: 2,501
Thanked 2,585 Times in 1,553 Posts
I mounted the dc-dc converters to the side plates. This was a bit of a pain because the circuit boards required M2 bolts. My holes were just a bit on the small side, and I couldn't fully thread them in without stripping out the allen head. There was just too much torque to continue screwing them in. So, I ended up drilling them out so the bolt only engaged about 1/8" into the plastic. This seemed to work pretty well.





Next up I have to figure out the input and output for power. I need to have either an onboard AC cord for charging, or a plug. I'm leaning towards a plug since all of the power supplies came with a nice 2 pin panel mount connector. I can reuse it easily enough.





For the DC output, I'm thinking I'll get some XT30 or XT60 connectors so they can easily handle the amperage. Something like the below picture would be ideal. However, I doubt I'll find a US seller, so I may make a mount from a normal XT60 plug.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	altdelside.jpg
Views:	357
Size:	63.6 KB
ID:	27923   Click image for larger version

Name:	xt60.jpg
Views:	336
Size:	18.0 KB
ID:	27924  
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Daox For This Useful Post:
Ecky (04-23-2020)