Long time forum lurker, and first time poster, I am looking for advice for rebuilding/recommissioning my series wound forklift motor.
I believe the motor is from a Caterpillar F40D (part no.9R5430) and is 9.25"ø weighing approx 70kg. I have begun disassembly (see photos) and am now looking to...
I am the new owner of a 1971 Super Beetle Convertible that was converted to electric by the previous owner. The previous owner used a Wilderness Electric conversion kit. The kit included a D&D Motors ES31-B DC motor. The vehicle was converted 6 years ago and has seen plenty of use.
I just got some "new" carbon brushes for my Netgain Warp9 from EV-West but I am a little confused.
The brand new brushes are already used (see photos).
Some questions got in my mind:
- are these used brushes?
- is this a seating-service, not announced in the online shop?
- how long should they...
82 Ford EXP EV Restoration....with new questions 7/31.
Just bought an older ev (converted in the late 90's ) to "restore" with my Dad.
When I say restore, the car has been sitting a while and has no batteries.
We were hoping to upgrade to 120 or 144 volts from 96 but were trying to avoid...
-How high can you go in voltage before advancing the brushes becomes necessary?
-On a 36V or 48V forklift motor, is advancing necessary if I want to give it 72V?
-What happens if you do not advance the brushes?
I understand the principle of timing advance in an ICE, but can someone explain why...