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Old 04-15-2012, 11:38 AM
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Coupler has been sent away to get splines cut for the gearbox and motor.

Pics to follow

Lots of new pics on our website,

http://dit007pureelectric.webs.com/

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:27 PM
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Just looking for some info on what way to wire this motor just to test run it.

Are the 4 connections live and will it have a separate earth wire?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:55 PM
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Just looking for some info on what way to wire this motor just to test run it.

Are the 4 connections live and will it have a separate earth wire?
Hi again...

Errrm no!

No earth!

It's ok not to know, it's tricky. I was the same at this stage of my conversion. Ask questions and read up as required!

It looks like a series wound (dc) motor to me. Judging by the brushes and the fact it has 4 connections.

You need the field windings (casing) in series with the armature (brushes).

The order that you do it in will determine the direction the motor rotates.

Take a read of this Page of my build thread for more info. Major is a guru.

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...i-61556p4.html

For your application. i'd get 3 jump leads and an old starter battery.

Short 2 studs together. And connect the other 2 to a battery.

Are there any markings on the motor terminals? If so make sure you short ones that begin with different letters.

As an example. It may be marked a1, a2, y1,y2.

Check that the motor spins the right direction for your gearbox.

Cheers,

Mike
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:25 PM
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Got the car driving tonight, videos coming soon
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:48 AM
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Finished!!
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Well Done, my son and I have followed your project from the start. I believe you won the competition the project was entered into. Congratulations. the conversion looks super neat and professional.
We finally settled on a suitable vehicle for our own project here in County Waterford. We wanted as 4 seater car, light weight, with no power steering and no power assisted brakes. We have bought a 1988 Citroen 2cv. but we are going to have to restore it to good running order before conversion and that will take 6 months to a year. This will give us time to collect up all the bits we will need.

Congratulations again
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:42 PM
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Well Done, my son and I have followed your project from the start. I believe you won the competition the project was entered into. Congratulations. the conversion looks super neat and professional.
We finally settled on a suitable vehicle for our own project here in County Waterford. We wanted as 4 seater car, light weight, with no power steering and no power assisted brakes. We have bought a 1988 Citroen 2cv. but we are going to have to restore it to good running order before conversion and that will take 6 months to a year. This will give us time to collect up all the bits we will need.

Congratulations again
Thanks for that, keep us informed on your project.
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