[ausev] Festiva EV conversion - acceleration & top speed
stevenraywebb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 02:44:38 GMT 2011
*Electric Motors do not need breaking in. * Grease them properly and operate
at the designed temperature and you will not have a problem.
*Steven Ray Webb*
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Lant Colburn <lant at cdi-computers.com>wrote:
> Thanks for the responses to my questions regarding acceleration and top
> speed with my Festiva conversion. I have been doing my initial tests with
> temperatures around 75deg, so I don’t think cold lithium batteries should be
> a factor. The spec sheet on my batteries list constant discharge at 3C or
> less. Shouldn’t this mean that I can pull up to 300 amps battery current
> safely on acceleration?
> Thanks for the offer of the Zilla controller to test, Mark. I am not in the
> Austin area, so I won’t be able to take you up on the offer.
> Based on your suggestions I plan to:
> 1) Beak-in the D&D motor gently – thanks for the reminder
> 2) Replace the Kelly controller with one more suitable for highway
> use – any suggestions on a reliable replacement for my 144v system in the
> 500 amp range?
> 3) Install additional gauges for BOTH battery & motor including
> voltage and current.
> Lant Colburn
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