Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Hi to you all

I have been showing off my ute and I have even had a go at burning rubber still going well and still making improvements along the way
I have changed the diff to a limited slip so both of the wheels turn and smoke 

Monday, 19 September 2016

and after the wood, tail lights and mud  guards where on I did some testing to see if the ute did anything different than before
to start with I went around town to compare the amps used and I was just under half the old setup was,as I was informed.
then a drove out of town over a few hills and back without any glitches.
I got a weight and was happy to see I had only gained a small amount(old set up 1400kg the new set up is 1560kg).
Once I was happy with the batteries etc I did the long trip I had set the ute up for 90 km round trip minimum and to my surprise I used about 75 amps to do 100 km/h compared to 170 amps in the old setup,and I did the whole trip in 66amp/hours out of 90 nice
Once that was done a speed test was needed so to the track and I was off with the amps set to 600 out of 1000 and 270amps out of the batteries I got to 150km/hour so if I turned every thing up to full I will be over 100miles/hour nice!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

and once all the batteries were connected I got a friend to weld up the deck and head board.


 and while doing that I needed to sort out the tipping mounts and rams with a few hiccups along the way but I got there in the end

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

 After putting glue on the walls and the rails on the bottom I put thin rubber on them to insulate the batteries from the steel and to add some small amount of  thermal insulation.

Once I got all of the batteries in I had to make sure that they were set up from the big battery box to the small and then I had to think about the wiring and when I was happy I put the rods in to clamp the them in place after that to put on the connectors.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

once the battery box's were in in needed to sort out the box for the relay's and fuse's,
I have put it on the left of the ute for no other reason than weight the main pack of batteries is slightly right and with me on the same side I decided to put it left to even things up,
after that was made I got it sand blasted

 and painted with the lid on it looks good

 in the bottom there is heater relays,charge relays,the silver box is the dc to dc converter with the small fuse holder ,the shunt to work the meter and the main relays that turn on with the ignition

and on the right side a small plug for the battery charger to connect with a micro switch to keep the ute from starting while plugged in

Friday, 19 August 2016

 78 batteries in the left box with the last 22 in the other and the pump to lift the deck in between them

 On the left is both the original bateries with the new ones being charged to 3.6 volts each

and I know its not 3.4 volts that I said in my last post but the originals where 3.5 so I thought that 3.6 would be ok and all i needed to do is turn on the heater(bottom left image) to use up the 20 extra volts (100 x 3.6 =360 -20=340) speaking of witch the heater is 3000 watts at 230volts but I can't waste energy stepping down the battery voltage so the heater does not burn out so I put them in series so they now become less than 3000 watts at 460 volts once I got them running the meter showed that they where about 2000 watts thats enough to warm the cab but not to much if it gets to cold it will take the chill off the air but around here we only get to -4c not like in the usa of -30c