Also, would the AC setup of an AC24 make more sense than a 9/11" Warp/Kostov DC motor?
fun choice... limited space and suspension, but certainly a fun one. Being that old though, be careful the donor rehab won't cost more than you expect to get it into good running condition.First off, the possible donor car is a 1970 Porsche 914,
unless you are darn good and have free machine time, it will be more cost effective to buy one from somebody like CanEV.com or other shop that has'em on the shelf.Will I be able to flesh out a DC motor to clutch/tranny adaptor plate alright? Are there resources for designs for cnc'ing one yourself?
overkill for the 914. you can have LOTS of fun with a 9", and it will be way lighter as well as leaving more room for batteries.Also, I was looking at the 192V 11" Kostov DC motor as a possible selection. Would this be foolish?
you gotta pick... can't have killer accel, range, AND low cost. pick two. With lead you really won't get more than 40 miles, and really may not have room or suspension to squeeze in more than 120v worth.My hope is to get fun speeds/accelerations out of it, and I'd like to get 40-50 miles range, more if possible (but unlikely it seems.) Finally, I'd be going lead acid, can't afford the LiFePO's.
the 'best' FLA are probably Trojan or USBattery.... better being slightly more consistent and longer life than cheaper versions. FLA is less expensive that sealed, gel, and glass mat when it comes to lead. Cost is what it is..... transporting lead gets expensive.Alright, well I tried to do some research on FLA's, and while I could only find prices for a couple, it seems that they are almost as expensive as LFP's! Am I doing this wrong or something? I am comparing relatively equal Ah rating- after DoD and Peukert considerations - TS to Hawker Odyssey batteries. What are some popular FLA's that aren't through the roof in cost? What makes them so expensive?
Here are 759 EVs with AGM batteriesrillip, sorrry to drag you into this but do you have some examples of AGM batteries used in conversions?
I'm trying to compare battery costs right now, and it just seems that if I want to go AGM, the costs are going to be approaching lithium.
Also, I had a donor car switch. I am now looking at a 1962 MG Midget. Looks to be a lot of fun, I'm excited to get the ball rolling. Would a Curtis controller be satisfactory for this, or would it give me even a bit of restriction? I may want to upgrade batteries later if I don't start at lithium, and I don't want to make a purchase that could hinder me in the future, motor/controller wise. I think a Warp/Kostov 9" is the likely motor choice though.
I'm not affiliated with any of these sites, but here's a quick Google search:I guess my question was what specific battery are you referencing? Every time I try to find AGM batteries, either their Ah rating is very low or they are $300+ a piece.
I guess my question was what specific battery are you referencing? Every time I try to find AGM batteries, either their Ah rating is very low or they are $300+ a piece.
After reading some of the wiki entries, do different lead acid batteries require the same considerations of DoD and Peukert? Aka the factor of 2.25 used to find the true useable Ah of the battery.
The safe depth of discharge is basically the same for deep-cycle lead acid batteries, but Peukert is different. Peukert is about 50% for FLA, 20% for FLA. If you've got low current, and can draw the power over a long period (say for example, you're charging the batteries with solar and draw it over the 10 hours it's dark), then the FLA and AGM that had the same stats would perform the same, and the FLA would be cheaper and have more cycles. However, if you're pulling at higher current, the AGM can give more power in that same time period.After reading some of the wiki entries, do different lead acid batteries require the same considerations of DoD and Peukert? Aka the factor of 2.25 used to find the true useable Ah of the battery.