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Intro and I'm Back!!! and all grown up

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Hi There guys,

how is everyone,

My name is Muj and I was a member here many many years back, maybe like 8 years ago, back in the days when KiwiEV was still a junior. :D

I was very immature then but now I am all grown up and dare I say it, a bit of an adult, nnnooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! loool :D:p;)

So I have a new vehicle now, which I am thinking of changing over. I still have most of my old componets so should be able to use them. Please see the attached pics.

2011 Nissan Navara Auto Tekna, fully loaded.

I'm a builder so need it for work. I want a system which will run off the battery bank around town and when the bank runs down, I want an onboard genny,which can charge the bank and also be able to provide enough electricity to the motor to make it turn direct from the genny. Also I need the generator to be able to power the vehcile on the motorway as I do alot of motorway milage.

- adc fb1-4001a motor (double shaft)
- Curtis 1231C controller
- Manzanita Micro PFC40-XM

Thank you guys


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"I do alot of motorway milage"

Hey Muj, quick question, does fuel efficiency matter to you? Is it a primary concern or not at all?

Reason is that your typical "genny" is going to be terrible at efficiency, and it will likely more than negate any gains in a homebrew application.

Also you can just buy a well engineered hybrid for less than making one, fwiw I have a 2004 prius with a tow hitch and regularly get 50+mpg while being able to move reasonably large things (plus a trailer is easier to load, and I can disconnect it when I don't need it for better efficiency).

Your response will help me gauge how mature you have become :)
lol I think i have alot of abuse coming my way, but its nice, bring it on.

Fuel efficiency has to also be number 1 but if I get a small to mediumish diesel genny which can create enough power for the motor, then i can run it on biodiesel. (my family and many people i know have restaurants) so getting waste veg oil is very easy and im already get up in my garden to make bio,

lots going on in one truck lol
I'm not sure who is abusing what here, I guess I have my answer...
I'm sorry i hope i haven't offended you!!!
If the intention is to do 90% of your driving from the batteries and the remaining 10% with your diesel generator range extender, then sure, why not- assuming you can get a pack from a crashed Volt or Leaf, either locally or as an import. But if you have a ready supply of biodiesel and/or you intend to run off the range extender a lot, I'd suggest you just buy a diesel.
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