Connector Option

During the motor failure and replacement I looked for a better way to make connections where components could be removed, replaced or tested without cutting wires. I came across this 3 Pin Waterproof Connector on eBay. [[http://myworld.ebay.com/2allbuyer/|I ordered the kit from China]] which came with enough to do 5 connectors ( if you do not…

Electric Vehicle Lithium Battery Charger Options

The following is a collection of links and information comparing the best EV battery chargers on the market in 2011. Some have programmed charge curves algorithms and others are dumb chargers which have their own advantages. Some can be programmed by the user, some have to be sent back to the wholesaler and others are…

Motor Failure and Replacement

In October 2011 I was driving to lunch down a local road, Vann drive with my wife when snap, crackle, pop > Rice Krispies. She said what was that? did you do that? I said no, ah oh. So I drive a little further with no problem but when I hammered the throttle (potentiometer) pop,…

2011 EVCCON Video

I enjoyed the event EVCCON in Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 2011. First time I had to share ideas with many similar minded EV converters. There were about 25 electric cars mostly converted vehicles with one Tesla. Lots of action with many good speakers, venders, sharing with other EVers, preview of Revenge of the Electric Car…

BMS Elithion Lithiumate Installed

Against the advice of Jack Rickard and James Edmonson¬† I have installed a BMS to monitor the battery pack voltage and charging among other capacities. I do not at this time plan on using the automatic balancing part, but will instead balance when needed. Those who recommend no BMS recommend manually balancing the individual batteries…

ThermoElectric Air Conditioning Tests

Testing a thermoelectric air conditioning system. Will try some things, see if it is practical enough to install in the EV Saturn. 12 Peltier Chips Arranged: Arranging the chips different ways to get 12 on the available heat sink surface.Fiberglass Frame: Fiberglass Frame that will hold the Thermoelectric Machine and bolt to the EV First…

Working With Thermo Heatsink Compound

Thermal Paste heatsink compound should be removed and new put on when working with the Peltier module. The stuff is sticky. You can use acetone, isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or ethanol alcohol (get denatured cause if not denatured you might take a swig when you get frustrated). I used rubbing alcohol and coffee filters. Coffee…

Gathering Parts for the ThermoElectric Device TEC

I have begun gathering, assembling the parts needed to make the TEC. These include the Peltier Chips, heat sinks and fans. BTW, some other terms used for the same machine are….. Peltier module, , Peltier junction, thermoelectric device, thermoelectric module, TEC, TE module, TE cooler or ThermoElectric Air Conditioner Inventory of the parts to make…

Beginning the ThermoElectric EV Air Conditioning

The Thermo-Electric Peltier Effect air conditioning project has begun. I removed the Saturn dash. This is the third time and probably not the last. The first 2 dash removals were to install the [[http://saturn.lynnautorepair.com/node/189|hot water heat system in 2008]]. The second time was to [[http://saturn.lynnautorepair.com/EV%20Hot%20Liquid%20Heater%20to%20a%20Ceramic%20Heater|change the heater to a ceramic style in 2009]]. Now the…

Racing the Electric Car

Our plans were to race the Saturn back when it had the lead power pack a couple of years ago. I never got around to it. So this year with the Lithiums, I made time for it this July 3rd 2011. We chose Gleason, TN drag-strip because they run ‘street car’ bracket racing on Saturday…