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Old 11-30-2008, 09:51 PM
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Default General Electric motor - any information?

Hi Guys,

Hope I'm not over doing it with questions here right off the bat. I've jumped in with both feet I'm affraid and moving quickly toward being in over my head.

I bought a used motor and controler today. Can't find any information on the motor. It's a General Electric. The tag reads:

MOD 5BC 49 JB 802 RPM 4700
HP 11.6 V 64 A 160
TIME RATING 60 Min AMB TEMP 40 C INS CLASS F
WOUND Series FR 49 GEJ 3122
SPECIAL PURPOSE FORCE COOLED
SERIAL NO BVN

The seller told me it was in a Ranger Truck conversion that his father in law built and it worked well. And really, that's all I know about it.

Any information is helpful, but really, I just want to know if this is appropriate for a small car EV build.

Take care,

Ed
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:26 AM
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I bought a used motor and controler today.Any information is helpful, but really, I just want to know if this is appropriate for a small car EV build.
Hi Ed,

Can you post pictures of the motor and controller? And dimensions, weight?

That would help me see what you have.

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Old 12-01-2008, 08:37 PM
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Default Re: General Electric motor - any information?

Well, tj4fa did some detective work and got a good deal of information on the history of this motor:

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...eal-24408.html

There are pictures in that thread as well.

I've got a few feelers out to see if someone needs it for a ComutaVan restoration. But I'd be interested in it's usefullness for the project I have planned.

By the very battered and inaccurate bathroom scale, it's about 70 lbs. give or take. It's 12 1/4" long and 7" in diameter. The shaft is keyed, looks like maybe 7/8" and extends 1 1/4" from the end of the motor.

I've been looking at available new motors and trying to find something similar. Is this maybe kinda comperable to a D&D ES-15A?

http://www.electricvehiclesusa.com/p...o-es-15a-6.htm

I'm just thinking if I can find something similar I can use that as a gauge as to what I might be able to use this in successfully.

I did get the catalog and primer from EV-America. They said that you should have at least 6 HP per 1000lbs finished vehicle weight. That seems to put this motor on the very, very small side. I think it would be difficult to come up with a finished vehicle under 2000 lbs. even if I go with something like a Ford Festiva.

Take care,

Ed

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