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Re: [EVDL] Curtis AC systems: ease of installation & acceleration?

Actually, I'm pretty sure the Curtis AC system is originally intended
for high-voltage forklifts, with a max of about 84V.

If you split your pack in half and parallel the halves for 72V, that
should give you pretty close to the design performance of the system.

Here's a car that used two of these systems for a dual-motor setup. (I
haven't seen these motors and controllers anywhere near that cheap,
though.)

http://www.evalbum.com/1396

-Morgan LaMoore

Bob Bath <[email protected]> wrote:
> Have been on the list about 13 years now, and never realized that Curtis =
came out with a "low-cost" (about 4K) AC system.
> My questions:- Usually low voltages (below 230 or so) means pokey perform=
ance/acceleration. I'm running 144V in a 3K lb. Civvy. What can I exp=
ect?- Does one need to be an EE to make this setup happen, or is it "plug &=
play" similar to DC systems?- How has reliability been? If you feel awk=
ward about slamming a fellow EVers system, or a company, contact me off-lis=
t.Thanks,
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> Thinking about converting a gen. 5 ('92-95) Honda Civic? My $23 "Civic=
WithACord" DVD (57 mins.) shows ins and outs you'll encounter converting th=
e sedan; the del Sol, or the hatchback. Each runs 144V/18 batteries. Pri=
mary focus on component/instrumentation/ battery placement and other consid=
erations. For more info, http://home.budget.net/~bbath/CivicWithACor=
d.html
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