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Heat anyone!?

Posted 09-02-2011 at 08:15 AM by bruceme

I finally finished the heater. about a year ago, I took apart the ceramic core of a space heater. Then created a replacement bracket for the ceramic that replaced the stock BMW hot-water heater core. I installed that and left the wires dangling. Finally I figured out the wiring for turning it on. I ran a tap off the fan reostat that went to 11v on the lowest setting. I ran that tap through the disconnected rear-defrost switch, then that switched 12v ran to a tyco relay which excites and turns...
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Minor repairs

Posted 08-23-2011 at 08:04 AM by bruceme

  • Front fender (fiberglass, fill, paint)
  • Passenger side door interior handle
  • lit the speedometer
  • wired the heater element (already installed)
  • Tapped the fan rheostat and an existing switch to control the heater
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2001-2003 Prius as electric Car

Posted 08-21-2011 at 09:49 PM by sparkswb6nov

One can turn 2001-2003 Prius as Electric Car very easily and cheaply ..All one has do is to remove the EFI fuse once ign. is no and you get "READY" indication. But now it well only go about 1.7 or less unit the HV battery down to far.So one well need to add Power to the HV Battery. It can be done by using, a 2nd gen Prius Boost converter. One needed about min of 160 volt. of battery power , the boost converter well increase the to about to about 306 V that should keep the HV battery (OEM)...
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Controller update

Posted 07-20-2011 at 12:46 AM by bruceme

Controller started turning off under heavy loads. Asked around and was told I needed to replace the filter board caps. $90 @ mouser, some heavy duty soldering, everything is still going strong two months later. Also, I did a measured 45mi and measured 9kwh (of 14kw). The entire trip was secondary roads (35 typical, 45mph max).
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DIY Electric Car Wiki - A Tremendous Conversion Resource

Posted 06-04-2011 at 12:50 PM by rbgrn

Some of the members here will find this obvious but I've spoken with several people recently who had no idea that we have such a fantastic resource built up. For those of you who don't know, we have an electric car conversion wiki which has tons of info for beginners and pros. It's the same one as the link on the top right of the page, but I admit, our site design is a little weak so I'm not terribly surprised that it gets overlooked. Hey, it's all about the content, right? Anyway, check out...
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