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Howdy,

I hope the list priests don't smack me down for this.

I'm looking to make my EV into a part-time series hybrid by adding a
highly efficient diesel crate motor and making it into a generator. I
realize I'll also need control electronics and such.

The biggest thing I need to figure out right now is how to aquire the
motor and any emissions control equipment that should come along with
it. I hear that there is a glut of great used motors in Japan but I
don't know where to start looking for a seller or how to import said
motor. There are design considerations, as well. Once I know what's
available, I can begin to plan the overall design, which will inform
which motor I will purchase and what other components I will need to
assemble the full genset.

While I realize that this is only peripherally an EV topic, I was
hoping some of the folks on the list could point me toward some good
resources.

Thanks,

Matt Kenigson
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/882
 

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Hi, Matt. Lee Hart explained how to use a standard AC motor as a DC generator. You don't need anything except capcitance, though you do have to tweak the motor a bit. It has been used by one of our members, Alain St. Yves, and here is the result (his webpage is in French but the generators are briefly discussed on the album pages):

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/122

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/682

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/122




David Brandt


----- Original Message ----
From: Matt Kenigson <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2007 6:28:04 PM
Subject: Need help finding resources to make my EV into a part-time series hybrid


Howdy,

I hope the list priests don't smack me down for this.

I'm looking to make my EV into a part-time series hybrid by adding a
highly efficient diesel crate motor and making it into a generator. I
realize I'll also need control electronics and such.

The biggest thing I need to figure out right now is how to aquire the
motor and any emissions control equipment that should come along with
it. I hear that there is a glut of great used motors in Japan but I
don't know where to start looking for a seller or how to import said
motor. There are design considerations, as well. Once I know what's
available, I can begin to plan the overall design, which will inform
which motor I will purchase and what other components I will need to
assemble the full genset.

While I realize that this is only peripherally an EV topic, I was
hoping some of the folks on the list could point me toward some good
resources.

Thanks,

Matt Kenigson
http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/882


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