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Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Posted: Fri, 03 Aug 2012, 02:44
by gregted
Just realised I had a big electric motor sitting in the garage that may be suitable for my 1981 Ford Courier ev project.

A while ago I was given a 7.5 kva dunlite genset and it has sat in the corner of my shed since.

The motor is huge. 320mm long, 270 diameter and bloody heavy.

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Plate on side..

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Don't know how this will work being a generator and the max revs may be too low... Any ideas

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Posted: Sat, 04 Aug 2012, 02:36
by Johny
It's a single phase generator - unfortunately not much use. I can't see how you would control it's speed.

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Posted: Sat, 04 Aug 2012, 03:19
by BigMouse
Maybe not as a motor, but perhaps as a range-extender!

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Posted: Sat, 04 Aug 2012, 14:54
by gregted
It looks more and more like my old 81 courier ute might be the donor roller so are you saying that this on the back could be a range extender? Sort of like a poor mans plug in hybrid!

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Posted: Tue, 07 Aug 2012, 04:26
by BigMouse
Yeah. 7.5kVA would do a fair bit, though probably not enough to keep going indefinitely.