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Re: [EVDL] ADC Surplus DC->AC motor conversion

Two key features of AC motors are Regen and ability to
run on higher voltage.
I agree that if you're just trying to build an EV, use
what's easily available and cost-effective. Hopefully
my efforts will make AC motors fit that description.
Jack

--- "Gilbert, Brian D (GE Infra, Energy)"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> I just grabbed two of these (thanks for the heads
> up!) and shipping to
> Minden, Nevada was about $67 for the pair.
>
> While BLDC motors seem to be "the best" from spec
> sheets, series DC
> motors are pretty nice also. I really don't see any
> reason to think
> about converting these to BLDC and then designing a
> controller around
> that.
>
> As far as possible goes though, I think the proper
> way to convert them
> to BLDC would be to replace the field coils with
> magnets and change the
> case so that it is the part that spins (an
> "inside-out" BLDC or
> "outrunner").
>
> I understand the desire to design the perfect EV.
> I've spent months
> dreaming. But after reading a few hundred EVDL
> posts I've come to grips
> with "the perfect is the enemy of the good". A
> working EV on the road
> is worth way more than a perfect EV on paper.
>
> Brian
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected]
> [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of Jack Murray
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 7:39 PM
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] ADC Surplus DC->AC motor
> conversion
>
> Seems like quite the good deal, what about shipping
> costs?
>
> Now wouldn't it be possible to take one of these ADC
> motors, and replace
> the rotor with another that has permanent magnets on
> it, and thus
> convert it to a BLDC motor?
>
> Jack
> --- tomgocze <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > Hey Guys,
> > Has anyone noticed this 6.7" ADC motor at the
> Surplus Center? $229
> >
> >
>
http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2007103118131664&item=10-2359
> >
> > Almost done with '04 Prius (a body shop fixed all
> > the frame issues)
> > and am starting on another one. Am searching for
> one
> > that I can fool
> > with as a pure EV.
> >
> > Did I see a post somewhere that Prius electric
> > motors might not hack
> > it as a straight ahead electric drive motor?
> >
> > Tom in Maine
> >
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