From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Open Source controller install

September 27, 2009

I finally got the re-done version of the open source controller and installed it in the car. It doesn’t LOOK like much, but works well and is a heck of a lot cheaper than BUYING a new one. I am still running the car at 72V, but now have the ability to up the system [...]

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Chris Cycle update Sept 20 2009

September 21, 2009

Yesterday was another EV Build Day with the Milwaukee Electric Car Club. We did some work on Chris’ Motorcycle. Rich bent up some tube for the right-hand section of the frame to replace where the gas engine and transmission filled in. Chris worked on the motor mounting plate, which will hold the electric motor in [...]

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500A Motor Controller First Tests in Golf Cart

September 16, 2009

Home-Built EV controllers seem to be all the rage lately. Last weeks video of the Lectric Leopard featured a very high-end home-built controller with some very slick features. This video shows a controller built on the OpenRevolt project, which can be found at Ecomodder.com in the Fossil Fuel Free forum under “Paul and Sabrina’s Cheap [...]

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Lectric Leopard and Jerry Asher visit

September 11, 2009

Last night, a few of us local EVer’s got together in Madison, Wisconsin. The main reason was that Jerry Asher was coming through town. Jerry is a board member of the Electric Automobile Association, a proud supporter of all EV’s, and a great guy. He has toured the country in his Plug-In Prius, THE SPIRIT [...]

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