Re: Open source ac vfd conversion
Believe it or not at some surplus stores they sell pratically new induction motors really cheap.
The motor I have in my van actually did cost me $250, but to this day I can't figure out why it was even at the surplus store I got it from. It looked brand new, no scratches, no chipped paint, nothing.
Still even if you can't find a new motor you can find a good used one for cheap, much less than any "designed for EV" DC motor. Many people say "AC is too expensive" but they are only talking about "designed for EV" AC motors. Scrap yard industrial motors that still work are a good alternative, if you can spare the room and weight.