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Randy Hardesty
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NETGAIN HYPER9 AC MOTOR
I have had the Better Place batteries on Craigslist for over a year with plenty of interest but no takers, so instead of selling the Fiero EV project, have been looking for a suitable AC motor replacement. While checking out Facebook, this new motor came up...
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Netgain just cam out with a PM AC motor that is up to 94% efficient and has pretty good torque and HP ratings. Contacted EV West to find they have one installed in a VW van and invited me out to California to test drive it.
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
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FORK IN THE ROAD
The Fiero EV project has been a great experience filled with ups and downs over the last 5 years. My dream was always to take a build to EVCCON and that dream came true in 2015, although the event was actually canceled and only a scaled down version was hel...
FORK IN THE ROAD
FORK IN THE ROAD
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DECISIONS, DECISIONS
I must admit, the controller fire has knocked some of the wind out of my sails on the Electric Fiero Project. The panel meters were finally working and the plan was to install the third module before the Drive Electric Day at Easton Town Center in Columbus,...
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
DECISIONS, DECISIONS
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BLACK CAT AT EVTV
EVTV BLACK CAT
BLACK CAT AT EVTV
BLACK CAT AT EVTV
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BATTERY REMOVAL
Last night I finally had the time to jack up the Fiero and remove all of the fasteners holding the battery module to the rack and even got four of them out of the car. To my surprise, all of the modules that were removed were still at 8.06-8.08 volts.  FIER...
BATTERY REMOVAL
BATTERY REMOVAL
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ALIEN MOTION BATTERY SALE
HOME PRODUCTS  » SUPPORT  » COMPANY  » DEALERS  » CONTACT 866-851-6889 Home   Batteries  AM8-XP - 8 Cell LiFePO4 AM8-XP 8 Cell LiFePO4 Battery MSRP $134.99 SALE $119.99 FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING  ( Email  for Intl Rates) Select Polarity:   Positive on Left  ...
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REMOVING MORE COMPONENTS
This morning  work continued on removing components in the Fiero. The DC-DC converter, shunt and insulators for the shunt were removed, followed by the contactor that was used to shut off power to the charger. The only thing left before dropping the motor c...
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UNCOVERING THE CARNAGE
After the wrecker dropped off the car I turned the ignition switch to the run position and remarkably, the JLD404 was reading 128 volts on the battery modules. This was a relief, as I was really worried about the module getting damaged. AFTERMATH OF FIRE BU...
UNCOVERING THE CARNAGE
UNCOVERING THE CARNAGE
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CALM BEFORE THE STORM (cont or) NOTHING HURT WORSE THAN MY PRIDE!
... the LED communication light was still green and blinking normally on the controller. I got back in the car and turned the key off, waited for a moment and switched it back to start to put 12 volts back to the controller. Upon pressing on the accelerator...
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