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Old 07-01-2012, 07:59 AM
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His system according to HIM is not 72 volts. Maybe you should read more too. And maybe you should listen closer too when some one explains something.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:21 AM
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On another related note. They don't go blathering on about RMS crap either with their controller. That is just what is in the spec sheet from Curtis. The controller will actually handle just under 120 volts. He is using a 96 volt controller at a nominal 102 volts. In other words he is over clocking his controller. Like I said. 102 nominal is way different than 72 volts nominal. I know what 72 volts will do as well as 96 and 120 volts. My recommendation is a minimum of 120 volts for any vehicle. Small or large that will be driven on the street or freeway. 96 for a light weight vehicle in a pinch and NEVER 72 volts. EVER EVER EVER. An around town car that will never see the freeway you could get away with 72 volts but the performance JUST sucks.

MY GUESS IS YOU HAVE NEVER BUILD AN EV YET. ON PAPER IS ONE THING, ON THE STREET IS ALL TOGETHER ANOTHER. Good luck with your 72 volt AC drive tire ripping screamer with gobs of V8 power oozing everywhere.
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My mistake, HPEVS, Curtis and myself should of been talking with you before wasting all that time and money on a ac system. Cause apparently you seem to no more than anyone else.

I will be switching over to a dc system, ya right.
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Does a bike count?

its on my web site
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That looks like a very oversized system for a VW Bug. Nothing wrong with that.

I'll agree that most EV cars and trucks should be 120V+. An EV1 or Geo Metro might be able to handle 96V. I would like to see some real performance numbers to see how a car performs with different battery bank sizes and weights though.
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My mistake, HPEVS, Curtis and myself should of been talking with you before wasting all that time and money on a ac system. Cause apparently you seem to no more than anyone else.

I will be switching over to a dc system, ya right.
Where did I say to go DC? AC is not superior, just different. Don't forget I drive an AC daily. I like both AC and DC.
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That looks like a very oversized system for a VW Bug. Nothing wrong with that.

I'll agree that most EV cars and trucks should be 120V+. An EV1 or Geo Metro might be able to handle 96V. I would like to see some real performance numbers to see how a car performs with different battery bank sizes and weights though.
Actually it's not because we will be bumping the voltage to 185 and intend to go fast. It's only at 72 volts because we are doing some system testing for now.
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