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Old 07-24-2012, 09:32 PM
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Default Complete Electric DC Conversion Kit

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
19. Voltmeter
20. Ammeter
21. Other meters (?)
22. Shunt (?)
23. Mount for meters(?)
24. Speed sensor for motor rpm(?)
25. Heater(?)
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

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Complete Electric DC Conversion Kit

I have created three wiki links already. Here....
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ad.php?t=75703
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...ad.php?t=73869
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...d.php?p=304549

You can help if you want by adding to the lists.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:44 PM
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oh woops, I see you have already seen my tools list wiki.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:57 PM
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Yes, thanks for adding those links, I have read them. I was just posting a specific list of the EV components. You've done an excellent job posting the build and donor car info.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:56 AM
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Thank you. I have to give credit to TigerNut and Ziggythewiz, because they helped out on those links a lot. They did most of the work on two out of three of those links, I just set them up.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:31 AM
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Appreciate you all. Thanks! How can we add some of the other items to the list? Can you edit the post to add the few additional items I listed?
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:15 AM
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Yes, if you want to add, delete, or make changes to any wiki, then you have to be signed in aka logged on, whichever way you say it. Then at the bottom of the page you will see edit, advanced edit, and history. Edit allows you to edit the page however much you want. With advanced edit, though, it allows you to preview what has been done, before you save it. History allows you to view one or compare two edits that were saved.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:52 PM
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I'd have included a precharge resistor across the main contactor to stop it slamming together when powered up. Or maybe I'm wrong. Is there a reason you haven't included this, other than that the supplier would send you one?
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tedktis View Post
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
19. Voltmeter
20. Ammeter
21. Other meters (?)
22. Shunt (?)
23. Mount for meters(?)
24. Speed sensor for motor rpm(?)
25. Heater(?)
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
Thanks for your input
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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I'd have included a precharge resistor across the main contactor to stop it slamming together when powered up. Or maybe I'm wrong. Is there a reason you haven't included this, other than that the supplier would send you one?
It's on line #33.
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