Posted by BeerMakerGuy on March 19, 2008, 9:46 am
I found a Baldor 10 hp DC motor used for $9.00 the specs say 150v,
will that work for an EV? 10 car batteries would be awfully close to
Any thoughts? Ideas?
Thanks for your input!
Posted by Vaughn Simon on March 19, 2008, 10:12 am
10 "car" batteries would not be a good choice. Car batteries are designed
for starting engines. Continual deep discharge of a car battery will ruin it.
You would need 10 deep discharge batteries.
Before you rush into the job, read up a bit on the care and feeding of
batteries. Building or buying a proper 150 volt battery charger will be an
important (and potentially expensive) part of the project.
Posted by Anthony Matonak on March 19, 2008, 10:16 am
You might find 10 hp a little underpowered for a car. Most cars
take around 20 hp just to maintain speed on a highway. Here is
a link to the motors one outfit sells for EV conversions. You'll
note that they all have a continuous ratings over 20 hp.
Posted by andre_54005 on March 19, 2008, 11:45 am
Try this list, EVs is all they do.
Posted by Eeyore on March 19, 2008, 2:30 pm
A very slow one perhaps !