In an effort to help people on their first build I have put a complete list, or what I believe to be. Some of these other so called "complete" kits for sale through vendors or individuals are missing so many parts. I am on my first EV build and wish there were a post (maybe there is?) which gave a list of most, if not all, of the components needed. I thought I would list the parts I am using in my DC conversion. I will put a (?) if a component may be optional. Please feel free to add on or direct to any alternate post if one exists;
1. DC motor that will have enuf power for the weight of donor car (WARP9 for me)
2. Controller with appropriate voltage, amps and features you require for your buid. (Zilla 1k for me)
3. Charger to charge batteries (make sure the voltage and battery type work with your batteries) Zivan NG3 144 V
4. Batteries, lead or lithium, costs can be expensive for battery packs
5. BMS(?) Battery Management System (I won't get into to much detail)
6. Controller box with electric cooling fan to house controller and other electrical components.
7. Liquid cooling kit(?) If required by your controller.
8. Pot box, throttle lever that tells controller the throttle position
9. Main contactor for the ignition key to activate the electric drive
10, Reverse contactors(?) if you want to have the motor spin backwards if there is no reverse in transmission
11. Main fuse with holder for circuit protection etc
12. 2/0 gauge 600 volt cable wire to connect the motor, controller and batteries.
13 heat shrink and rubber boots for wire and lugs
14. Battery lugs or bus bars depending on which batteries used.
15. Adapter and coupler for motor-to-transmission(?) if your not using direct drive or other final drive
16. DC-DC converter or accesory battery to power low voltage system
17. Battery boxes
18. Circuit breaker for maintenance or emergency
21. Other meters (?)
22. Shunt (?)
23. Mount for meters(?)
24. Speed sensor for motor rpm(?)
26. A/c system(?)
26. Vacuum pump for power brakes(?)
27. Pulley for power steering(?)
28. Other relays (?)
29. Other fans for cooling or heat sinks(?)
30. Inertia switch(?)
31. Motor temp gauge/switch(?)
32. Motor mounts(?)
33. Controller pre-charge resistor(s) if required(?)
34. Tools, especially for cutting and crimping HV wiring http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...d.php?p=304549