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  1. Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hi everyone. I'm trying to make an electric scooter, but I'd like to avoid hub motors. I came across a video in which an old alternator is used as the kart's motor. However, I'm still questioning the feasibility. I like the idea of using an alternator because of its cheap power and...
  2. Technical Discussion
    Hey people! I need some advise please from other Honda enthusiasts as I am not sure what is happening to my loved one. Few months back started the following: Hear-able symptoms: clicking realy sound from behind the radio, sudden clicks with no pattern (this been here for years) and clicking...
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hi, I'm building a hybrid vehicle, and for this I need to use (one of) the alternators attached to my internal combustion engine as a starter engine. My initial idea was to just use a starter motor, but since I can't use the retract function of this, it needs the starter engine to remain...
  4. Batteries and Charging
    Hello, I have a 1995 Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse, with a 350/5.7 L engine. I would like to put add a fair bit to the electrical system such as: 19" LCD TV Original Xbox Some extra lights and a 300 Watt Sub/Amp combo. The TV, Xbox and Lights are hooked up to a 1000Watt Pure Sine Inverter. The...
  5. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Has anyone ever tried to split the power demand for the electric motor between an alternator and the batteries? I have some questions regarding this. I am trying to do a diesel electric hybrid, and originally I was going to use 10-12 batteries to get the voltage and amperage demands. However it...
  6. Electric Bikes
    Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the EV scene. Been kicking the idea around for quite awhile now but life gets in the way, or your young & naive & listen To Someone when they say "It only works for 10 miles then you Gotta charge overnight. Very impractical." I'm Getting everything together for an...
  7. Technical Discussion
    I live in the foothills of SoCal and I notice that while I drive any of my ICE vehicles, auto or stick, I use downshifting to control my speed. I do this for traffic or hills. Since I am seriously considering a DC electric conversion, I would like some resistance from the drivetrain when...
  8. Electric Motors
    So I have an extra Curtis 1244 36V 400A controller and a GM alternator. I would like to use the alternator as the motor/generator for an electric motorcycle. Where to start, and what should I be careful about to avoid melting things, like my FACE. Thanks, Joel
  9. Batteries and Charging
    Hi everybody, this is my first thread on this forum. I have read a large bunch of thread here and took a couple of notes and links that you have shared. It is very interesting how much people care about the Oil depepdancy and are ready to invest in ways to eliminate this dependancy. I am a...
  10. Batteries and Charging
    I have no experience in this stuff at all, but I'm eager and very interested to learn, so bear with me! My apologies if this has been discussed in another post, haven't come across any of it. I'd like to know how possible, feasible it would be to undertake a series hybrid motorcycle conversion...
  11. Technical Discussion
    Can anyone tell me how much spinny resistance (tech word) an alternator has when it has no electrical load connected? if it is the same as a permanent magnet motor being used as a generator, it shouldn't have much if any resistance. i've looked for this idea on the forums here, and didn't find...
  12. Technical Discussion
    Hello, I was wondering if I could just add an alternator to an ev and get a range extender. The alternator seems like a good idea, even an industrial one, now... I have no knowledge in this area whatsoever, so would anyone enlighten me? {Note From The Administrators: This has now become the...
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