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  1. 1988 VW Cabriolet EV conversion!

    Electric Motors
    Hey Guys, im brand new to the forum and am here seeking advice from any other DIY minded people. If you have any input or advice on my design please do not hesitate to point out flaw. All help is appreciated. My intention is to gut my Cabriolet and mount and couple a JEGS 300 A, 170 V motor to...
  2. High power Hi voltage controller KITS (Running in my CRX)

    Classifieds
    I have been getting an amazing amount of interest in controllers and controller kits. I am working on offering a complete controller but that will take me time maybe even years as I am very busy. WARNING this is experimental and there is NO WARRANTY. I will stand behind what I send if there is...
  3. Need help with my first

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hello there, recently I was able to get my hands on a lot of 18650 batteries and I wanted to do something with them. I always wanted to make my own go kart and I was wondering if anyone could help me do it. I am planning to do it from scratch and I as planning for it to be a budget build, I dont...
  4. Kindle Book now available

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    Hello, I have published a Kindle book titled "Creating An Experimental Electric Car At Home." Now for sale on Amazon. I wanted to write this book so that I could share the many details of the conversion of my own car to electric. There are schematics for the construction of a fuel gauge...
  5. a123 Batteries

    Parts Vendors
    Hello! I am in China and have a friend who is looking for clients to export batteries to. Any potential buyers here? Next year, I will be buying some a123 20Ah pouches myself for an electric motorcycle project. PM me if you are interested! We can negotiate prices later.
  6. My Runner - DIY Segway Clone self balancing

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    I build a DIY Segway clone called Runner. All hardware is made by my own. I made PCBs too and an open source software writen in BASCOM. Have a look. Shipping of PCBs all around the world. Free download of software. Full documentation on demand. W.
  7. For Sale: 30A 7.2kW Level 2 Pocket TurboCharger Waterproof $386.60

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    EVSE40 30A 7.2kW Level 2 Pocket TurboCharger Waterproof Outdoor Charging Station 22ft. BSA Custom J1772 cable $386.60 plus $25 shipping Contiguous United States [/URL] [/URL] Introducing my smallest EVSE, the Pocket TurboCharger ! When small size and price are are what you’re...
  8. Converting to Electric

    Blog
    DIY electric vehicles are a challenge but a good one. Not only can you create something really special and unique, converting an ICE vehicle to electric has some pretty outstanding benefits, including to your wallet, energy security and of course the environment, especially when charged from...
  9. 3-wheel buggy

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hello everybody, I and some guys started a project which would be an inverted triangle buggy. This is probably first project from China here(forgive me if my English is not well). We are in a DIY group and planed to start from a simple way: one wheel drive buggy. After adding and...
  10. 214 hp E-Motorcycle built from scratch!

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hey everyone on the Diyelectriccar forum! We are team EMUS (Electric Motorcycle of Universite de Sherbrooke), a team of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering students from Sherbrooke, Quebec in Canada! We are currently launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to complete the...
  11. How to Build Your Own Electric Car

    Blog
    An electric car is a car powered by electric motor, instead of gasoline combustion engine. While there are no visible external differences, there are big differences present under the hood. Still, an electric car is simple to build. But before you start building it, you need to have a blueprint...
  12. New EV Charger Design - Modular

    Batteries and Charging
    After delving deeply into the EMW 12 kW DIY charger, I think it would be best to make a new design. My concept is to make modules, each of which can be used on 120 or 240 VAC single or three phase, or up to 300 VDC. The modules would be 1.2 kVA for 120 VAC, and 2.4 kVA for 240 VAC or 300 VDC...
  13. Vtec just kicked in!

    Electric Motors
    Electric motors by nature are very torquey and normally have more torque that horsepower. I was thinking about how Honda engines have very low torque and have to be revved to the stratosphere to get max power out of them. I was curious as to if an electric motor be engineered to mimic this. Vtec...
  14. DIY Controller

    Technical Discussion
    Hi, I'm developing an quite easy DC DC controller, for an electric motor bike. About it, I'm just starting for a simple half bridge, and then I'll move up for more sensorial details to check while it is working... I've got an special question, on the design, I'm using an IR2110, it is a MOSFET...
  15. VIDEO: I interview Ed Begley Jr. about electric cars

    New Member Introductions
    I was at the Mother Earth News Fair this past weekend, and had a chance to meet Ed Begley Jr. Paul (of Paul&Sabrina's EV Stuff) and I met him at the same event two years ago. He remembered me, and it was before the start of the fair on Sunday, so there wasn't any crowd there to pester him...
  16. ?s about my power supply

    Batteries and Charging
    I have this power supply from a device that is not needed anymore. It was in use less than 5 hours so i can safely say it is brand new. It is a backup battery unit designed to power my old device even if the power in the house goes out. I have some questions about the compatibility with a DIY...
  17. How-to Video: Electric Motorcycle presentation

    Electric Bikes
    Hey Guys, Last weekend, I was at the Mother Earth Fair in Puyallup, WA and gave a presentation on how I built my own electric motorcycle. I videotaped it for you and put it on YouTube. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikOqnkIJrLg
  18. DIY Arduino BMS - Help

    Technical Discussion
    Alright, my motorcycle conversion has already got an RFID keyless ignition i designed and coded that closes the contactor using a MOSFET. And i was thinkin, if i've already got an arduino on there, why not exploit it to its full potential? So basically what i want this arduino BMS to do is (all...
  19. DIY Series Hybrid Motorcycle???

    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...
  20. abb controller

    Controllers
    Hey, I'm toying with the idea of using an old ABB industrial controller to run a small ac motor in a small car. I've heard you can use DC as an input source into the ac power input to the drive, the drive then converts the ac to dc anyways, then reconverts it to the AC it likes to drive the...
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