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Old 06-13-17, 09:44 AM   #21
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" Standard " unleaded is about $ 2.00 a gallon ( including all the taxes ) here in the south central USA .

When we had the Nissan Leaf , I guessed it was saving about 50% compared to our Chevy Sonic ( 24 City / 34 Highway ) . Which was nice , but not a huge amount of money .

Appreciate the report and have fun ! :-)

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Old 07-22-17, 04:54 PM   #22
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The warm weather has been here for a number of weeks. The Chevy S-10 EV has factory air (3ph compressor) however that was powered by an inverter that was part of the DC-DC converter. The DC-DC was the original problem and I had replaced it with an off the shelf unit. So there went the CAN signal that reported everything was fine and one could drive away. That wasn't the case with the off the shelf unit.

So with some help made our own traction motor inverter drive. And I've been having a blast driving this thing around. However I've been missing the air conditioner.

Today I'm removing the traction motor inverter to access the inverter drive for the air conditioner. Supply the signal wires and we should have air-conditioning.

Riding in-style, on electrons soon to be a product from the pergola at the house.

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Old 07-22-17, 05:04 PM   #23
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The pergola is erected and some experimentation has been made. I'm getting very close to making a connection to the home and it will be an off grid system with grid only as back-up.

It will be very nice to drive by the gas-station knowing your driving on sunshine and the house you will be retuning to will be cooled by the same sunshine.

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Old 06-14-18, 08:39 PM   #24
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Dredging up an old thread...
Raden,

Would you mind sharing any of the information about the controller you used? Was it homegrown or did you use one of the available kits (huebner or paul and sabrina)? What motor do you have in the S10?

I picked up one of the Hughes 50 KW 3-Phase AC in an auction and am interested in coming up with a controller for it.

I'd appreciate any info you could share.

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Old 06-15-18, 07:00 PM   #25
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I used the kit from Hübner however the IGBT drive circuit did not perform well and took out some IGBTs so we made our own drives. The processor is very well done but I don’t know if Johannes has improved the drivers but you should check with him

My abilities in electronics is novice and I needed a lot of help from a person with more advanced skills

Even though we made a lot of smoke and shoveled a lot of silicon at the project

If you lack the talent I would caution the attempt

Did the Hughes not use two of those motors for their S10???

The S10 that I have is the OEM production of GM with an 85 kw motor and a lot of other trick things that one would need

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Old 06-18-18, 08:14 AM   #26
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Raden,

As far as I know, there was only one Hughes in the S10. I haven't actually seen one in the truck though.

Thanks for the information on the huebner kit. I'll check with him.

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