The Electric Vehicle Conversion Handbook HP1568

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Transportation - 176 pages
A guide on how to convert any gas- or diesel-powered vehicle to electric power. Includes ownership advantages, basic EV operation, subsystems, components, basic EV operation, project vehicles, and conversion kits.
 

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Contents

How a Battery Electric Vehicle Works
Advantages
Disadvantages
Electric Vehicle Myths
Buy vs BuildConvert
1 Define Your Requirements and Abilities
2 Define Your Budget
3 Select a Vehicle
Circuit Breakers
DCtoDC Converters
Power Brakes
Power Steering
Power Windows Seats Locks Stereo
Voltmeters
Ammeters Shunts
Other Gauges

4 Select the Components and Parts
5 Locate Work Space and Tools
6 Convert the Vehicle and Drive
Electromagnetism Basics
How an Electric Motor Works
Motor Types Sizes and Ratings
DC Motors
AC Motors
Motor Mounts and Adapters
Transmissions Flywheels and Clutches
Controller Basics
Choosing a Controller
Energy Work and the Battery
How a Battery Works
Battery Types
LithiumIon Batteries
Other Battery Types
Selecting Batteries for Your EV
Cell Chemistry and Specific Gravity
ThreeStep Battery Charging
Care and Feeding of LeadAcid Batteries
Wire
Switches Relays and Contactors
Fuses Fusible Links and Circuit Breakers
Fuses
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Vehicle Conversion Components Kits
Batteries
Battery Chargers Accessories Instrumentation
Other Useful Interesting Websites
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About the author (2011)

Mark J. Warner, Ed.D., is chief of staff of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He has had an extensive career as a wellness author, a private-industry consultant, a public speaker, and an award-winning teacher.

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