Do It Yourself Electric Car Conversion
The Right Way Of Converting A Gas Guzzler To ElectricAre you concerned by the rising gasoline prices? Back in mid 2008, many people was surprised by the sudden rise of global crude oil prices. It reached a dizzying level of $150 per barrel. That in effect has made local gasoline prices to sky rocketed. Many car owners were frantically searching for ways to reduce their gas bill. One way of cutting off your dependency on fossil fuel is to use electricity for your vehicle. Unfortunately, pure electric cars from the manufacturers are still relatively expensive. How can you get your hands on an electric vehicle? Why not build an electric car via DIY from your home garage...Many electric car enthusiasts are converting their gasoline driven cars to run on electricity. The idea is to remove the internal combustion engine (ICE) and replaces it with a DC or AC electric motor. To power the motor, you will need a series of deep cycle batteries. If you are not good with hand tools or familiar with the internal workings of an automobile, it would be a better idea to outsource the conversion work to a profession mechanic. As a car owner, you should be prudent.The least you can do is get some basic knowledge on the science of an electric vehicle. With the information at hand, at least you will know when you are being charged for unnecessary parts or work done on your car.Armed Yourself With Knowledge With An Electric Car Conversion GuideIf you are looking for an electric car conversion guide, you should check out Les Oke's Convert 2 EV. Les and his family lives a green lifestyle for more than 20 years. They try their best not to pollute the environment. One way of doing so is by driving pure electric cars. Les has converted numerous gasoline guzzlers to EVs. Convert 2 EV is his knowledge and experience packed into an e-book. The e-book is actually written for beginners. You will be glad to know there are no confusing technical jargon in this manual.Click Here to see Les Oke's Convert 2 EV. This will be the only guide you'll need to understand the process of electric car conversion ------>
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Electric Car Motor - Choosing The Right Motor For Your DIY EV
June 10th, 2009 Electric Motor
Choosing The Right Electric Motor For EV Conversion
In this blog post, I though of writing something on electric car motor. Specifically, how to select the right electric motor for your Do It Yourself (DIY) electric vehicle (EV).
If you are looking for an electric motor, either at a workshop, EBay or on the internet, look for a unit that weights 100 - 150 lbs. Depending on your donor car, if there is a lot of weigh, there would be a lot of inertia and it needs large amount of force to push it around. Imagine this, you don’t want a small and skinny guy to pull on your EV. Probably, you would not want to feed a sumo wrestler either. What I’m trying to say is you don’t want an electric motor that is too small or too big.
When you are searching for electric motor, look at the core. Look for insulation that is wine colored with yellow banding. Make sure the brush leads are still copper color and not scotched. You also want to make sure the commutator is not grooved or pitted. If you want a closer look, just open the cover band and probe inside the electric motor.
Here’s another tip. Look for armatures that have a commutator with a large bar count. The larger the bar count, the higher the voltage it’ll take. If you want to build a speedy electric car, this is what you have to look for.
If you are looking for a series motor, get one with solid field leads or you might end up with compound would motor that may not suit your DIY electric vehicle needs.
One key aspect of selecting an electric motor is the shaft. Make sure you look for a shaft that you think you can attach or modify with a coupler. There are certain motor shafts that aren’t easy to modify. If you make a blunder, that are no “standard” replacement parts either. If you mess up, you might have to discard the whole motor.
Choosing the right electric motor for your DIY electric car conversion does not have to be difficult. But you need to think about what you want and also know what to look for. If the information above seems foreign to you, you may want to get some basic knowledge on electric car conversion. In that case, check out Les Oke’s Convert 2 EV.
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