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I'm holding another '74 Beetle for conversion and when I do it, I want to do
it right.

Currently I'm using a pack of 16, 8 volt batteries rated at 165ah @ 20amps.
Due to Peurket's I'm told that I'll only get "X%" of the labled capacity...
(I deleted the various email long ago)

Well I want to purchase an equivelant pack of Lithium batteries from
Everspring (Thundersky?).
(See: http://www.everspring.net/txt/product-battery-pricing.htm) Assuming
that I get 50%-60% of labled capacity, that's 83-99ah @ 20 amps so if I
choose the 90ah battery, I should have the same speed and range if I buy 40
batteries (128 volts & 90 ah) right?

I have yet to pull more than 300 amps from my lead batteries and these are
rated for 300 amps max (pulsed) so I should be ok in that area.

Assuming I've worked these numbers correctly, the pack will cost me
$7200.00. If I have to step it up to the LFP160AHA, that'll cost me $12k and
I really can't afford that so I'll be plugging lead batteries in again.

Regarding controllers:

What's the story with Raptor model controllers? I rarely hear anyone talk of
them. What's the word on reliability, quality, performance? Ease of install
and operation?

Thanks,

Rich A.
Maryland

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You may already be aware that the Raptors are now being built and
supported by Peter Senkowsky in California, 707-350-0156


Richard Acuti wrote:
> I'm holding another '74 Beetle for conversion and when I do it, I want
> to do it right.
>

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> Regarding controllers:
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> What's the story with Raptor model controllers? I rarely hear anyone
> talk of them. What's the word on reliability, quality, performance? Ease
> of install and operation?
>
> Thanks,
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> Rich A.
> Maryland
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I couldn't find a web site, I just called Peter.


Dan Frederiksen wrote:
> Don Buckshot wrote:
>> You may already be aware that the Raptors are now being built and
>> supported by Peter Senkowsky in California, 707-350-0156
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> do they have a website?
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Peter's email is [email protected] - make sure you put something like
"DCP Raptor Controller Inquiry" in the subject line so he will enable
incoming email from your address. He does not have a web site.

Mike


From: Don Buckshot <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Planning for the next conversion- Batteries and controllers
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 23:51:31 -0500

I couldn't find a web site, I just called Peter.


Dan Frederiksen wrote:
>Don Buckshot wrote:
>>You may already be aware that the Raptors are now being built and
>>supported by Peter Senkowsky in California, 707-350-0156
>
>do they have a website?
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