Conversion Process - Electrical - It works!
Yes, the big day has come.....
All control and essential dash wiring is now complete
And it turns these little wheels a treat....
(All tests to-date are done with the car on safety stands driving the transaxles in fourth gear)
Keep in mind that you are playing with a series DC motor - If unfamiliar with these motors take care in running them with no load and full battery pack voltages
READ THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS THAT APPLY TO YOUR MOTOR
No vibration detectable anywhere
No temperature rise - 10 min test with motor @ 1600rpm - 12 amps
No controller whine (Wow not like my old Curtis!!)
No RFI (the old AM Radio test)
Half speed reverse seems good
All warning lights functioning 100%
Really only one..... Should have bench tested the damm 72 volt Ceramic Heater!!! I used all segments (paralleled for maximum heat out - seemed logical at the time) and the cold resistance ended up being much lower then I estimated. Hence upon first cold switch on the 30 Amp fuse blow big time and damaged the 40 Amp Mosfet SSR (now a piece of wire). So that has just cost me about $120.