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 on: July 17, 2017, 03:00:54 PM 
Started by jeffrey.miller - Last post by jeffrey.miller
I just submitted the building permit for the rest of the work.  I decided I would rather have the whole thing reviewed as one massive piece of work, then piecemeal.  What I did do is ask for the disconnects to be considered outlets and have the permitting process stop there.  The goal is what charging station I plug in is up to me to do at my leisure.  I observed that there are no 100 amp outlets and as such this was my best substitute.  Also I noted that I recognized the limitations of the service is lower than the total of the potential demand, and I explained why I wanted that and the various ways I can control it. 

As part of the documentation I measured the current flow through the mains in each panel under a high load condition and I have a pretty good amount of breathing room as my higher leg of the service was drawing 45 amps.  That leaves me at least 35 amps for things that weren't on at that moment in time.  I will probably look through what is connected where and move a couple of breakers around to balance my load a bit more, my red side is pulling double the amps of the black side in both boxes.  Evening that out a bit would be good, but that is analysis for another day. 

On top of the four 100 amp disconnects I also added two 50 amp outlets.  With those in place I would have the ability to charge six cars at an average of 40 amps each.  It would also provide flexibility for various conversion EV's that don't have J1772. 

Now I wait 7 to 10 days for the inspector to respond. 

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 on: July 12, 2017, 01:04:59 PM 
Started by rich.carroll - Last post by scott.taylor
Looks like this rebate has been extended to 9/30/17.

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 on: July 11, 2017, 06:22:17 PM 
Started by rich.carroll - Last post by steven.cimino
Wow, now if folks would realize that they can then drive that Leaf for 500 miles for the equivalent of a gallon of gas or 6000 miles on what an average fill up costs, just by charging at night when the com ed real time pricing rates drop to $.02/kwh.  They might actually buy one.
Thanks Com Ed.  And thanks to Sam Insul. (The man that started com ed).  Hope they extend that offer.

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 on: July 08, 2017, 11:49:12 AM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by jeffrey.miller
A friend of mine owns his own small machine shop, if you get to the point of knowing the dimensions but can't find the how, we can talk to him. 

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 on: July 08, 2017, 08:47:38 AM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by simon.gibson
Looking some more...

http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EModifications/Gearbox.html
And
http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?2073-Renault-UN1-Technical-Drawings
It should be possible to come up with something...



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 on: July 08, 2017, 08:23:47 AM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by simon.gibson
Usually the transmission bell housing and the end of the motor can be interfaced by machining a plate. By transposing the bolt pattern of the transmission bell housing to a piece of 1/2" thick aluminum and then including the bolt patter and hole for the 'C' faced of the motor; you may be able to achieve it. Find a good auto chop shop and ask them? Anybody who has access to a milling machine maybe able to figure it out for you. Sadly all the machine shops have gone because some idiots thought we could out source everything...
But keep me posted because I may have access to a million machine and it might be a good idea if I got behind one again!

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 on: July 07, 2017, 05:49:39 PM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by jeremy.mclean
The car I have is a Delorean.

It comes stock with a Renault UN1 (I think) transaxle in the rear.

It is a 5 speed manual.

I would like to keep that unit because it fits already and all the set up of linkages are done.

Another reason is that it is a transaxle.

It would be very difficult to reengineer the drive shaft set up.

There a a few Deloreans that have been converted and I have been able to chat with a few owners.

Since it is a unique vehicle there is not a lot of specific support out there for an EV conversion.

Any help or knowledge is much appreciated.


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 on: July 07, 2017, 11:53:03 AM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by jeffrey.miller
Jeremy,

I don't recall what car / transmission that you are modifying, can you provide some details, or a link to previously posted details?

Thanks,
Jeff

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 on: July 07, 2017, 11:51:56 AM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by john.jeide
The guys at BuildEV might be able to adapt the WarP 9 to your trans.  John Emde has manufactured adapters for front and rear wheel vehicles.  Call me at 630-740-8826.  John Jeide

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 on: July 06, 2017, 06:34:21 PM 
Started by jeremy.mclean - Last post by jeremy.mclean
Hello all,

I have the frame fixed up and the suspension is almost complete.

This is taking a long time.  Tongue

I bought a WarP9 motor for a good deal(thank you John Emde)

Now I am starting my focus on the actual EV conversion.

My first objective is to get the motor attached to the transmission.

Since my car is not the usual item the ready made adapter plates are not going to do it.

I am going to have to make it myself or find a place to have it done.

I have called a few of the EV supply houses and no one is willIng to help so far.

Does anyone out there have a suggestion of a place to help.

Better yet, can anyone explain the process of making one.

For instance what material and thickness any tips or tricks etc. ?

I will be needing a flywheel adapter as well.

What would be great is if there was a generic type adapter that is set up for motor "X" and blank on the other side to attach your own transmission.

Any and all suggestions are helpful. Maybe links to folks who have done this and wrote about.

What did you do?

Thank you


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