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24
May

All 30 modules are in place

Written by admin. Posted in Battery Pack

All 30 modules are in place for final Z axis confirmation:

24
May

Update

Written by admin. Posted in Power Inverter

This 200kW Inverter has not been completed and the Dutch company Evisol has run out of money while debugging their SW/HW problems.

The new investors have personally pledged to repay or deliver after new development restart but is just words rather than any guarantee.

At this point, those of us that invested in this product don’t expect that they will deliver anything that will make our Inverter hardware functional. The company name has changed to ??? and we would be skeptical of … stay tuned …

Original Plan : …. delayed for redesign of the DSP board

26
Mar

Contactor added

Written by admin. Posted in Build Diary

Contactor added for safety disconnect and lower off state leakage.

The BMS interface wiring is now fully installed and ready for control SW work.

The new dashboard with range gauge at left and temperature readout at right.

Fully enclosed (underside included) ALU package guards wiring and keeps the dirt out.

24
Feb

The flywheel weight reduction project

Written by admin. Posted in AC Traction Motor

This chunk of ALU will be machined to match the critical surfaces and mounting locations of the original steel flywheel. The back side will be significantly hollowed out leaving only the material needed for structural strength.

After some time with the bandsaw, here is the flywheel taking form:


24
Jan

Finished component stack

Written by admin. Posted in Charging System

Here is the mount we fabbed up to mount the charger into the odd shaped battery box:

The lower part of the charger is captured behind the shoulder on the left part of the triangle

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