Good EVening, EVeryone;
I have two questions about what's typical in amp draw and a warm motor when I drive. I just got my Ranger EV conversion to run two Mondays ago. Since then I've been taking several runs including longer drives to determine range.
Q1 - I'm noticing that I seem to consistently draw from 200 to 450 amps in each gear (2nd, 3rd, 4th) to get up to speed and in climbing hills (and sometimes I'm still not going the posted speed limit). I appear to maintain 50mph at 100amps. Is this normal?
Q2 - My 9" ADC motor smells like it's warming up the windings after each trip. I've felt for temp and it's been warm. Today it was down right hot to the touch after a 8-mile trip to town and back. I put a meter on the temp switch pigtails after I got home to make sure that they weren't closed (indicating a high-temp condition). Is this high temp thing normal?
Thanks for your guidance in advance!
Dave "Still EV Grinning" O
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