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Old 08-16-2009, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Would this really work? (Cordless drill powered EV)

Ok, I saw this on youtube and it looks kinda cool. The one guy is using what looks like 4 Dewalt 36volt drills to power an Australian subcompact. Do you think a setup like that could be used reliably for an around town commuter car? How long do you think the drills would last? What kind of performance, if any, do you think it would have. I'm assuming the use of a similar subcompact like a stripped metro or festiva.

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Old 08-16-2009, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you'd be burning out drill motors on a pretty regular basis, and at a pretty low road speed

See also http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...gear+australia
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Yeah, that's kinda what I thought, but I just found that video today and thought it was a different and cool idea. The cost of the drills would be prohibitive if they kept needing to be replaced.
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I run my drill off my car... I don't think I'd run my car off my drill, though.
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He needed to make a water-cooled casing for all the batteries and wires to keep them cool
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I have those batteries on my bicycle, on a bike they are good for about 15-20 miles.
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I have those batteries on my bicycle, on a bike they are good for about 15-20 miles.
You have the 36V ones? Wasn't that kind of expensive?
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I think I figured my 12v dewalt was good for 1/10 hp. Just imagine what 4 of 'em could do!!
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I think I figured my 12v dewalt was good for 1/10 hp. Just imagine what 4 of 'em could do!!
I once thought about using old drill batteries to power an EV, from broken drills that I buy... if I could make a casing that they all plugged into, they'd be easy to swap out/replace as necessary. It never went any further than a thought, once I figured out that often, it's cheaper (in relative terms) to buy the drill and battery together than it is to buy the battery alone. At least back when I was thinking about this - dunno about now.
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I once thought about using old drill batteries to power an EV, from broken drills that I buy... if I could make a casing that they all plugged into, they'd be easy to swap out/replace as necessary.
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They converted a '62 (I think) Bel Air into an EV drag car using a pile of lithium drill batteries installed in a custom "battery chassis" type of set up. And a pile of individual chargers.

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