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Electric Vehicles 2nd Edition. Design & Build Your Own

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Kingston – Books 15 – IMG_6979

Limited Illustrations and Pictorials, Sample Circuits, Additional Books, Parts Suppliers, Formulas Used in Calculations

Contents by Chapter

1. Functions

Design Process:  Type of EV; Local vs. Distant Travel; The UTLEV and the PASEV

The Big Five

            Torque

            Speed

            Weight

Range

Power Capacity

Interrelationships

Source

      The Ownerbuilt EV

Street Legal

      The Motorized Bicycle

      The Three-Wheeled UTLEV

      EV Classes

  1. Mechanical Power

Motor

AC vs. DC Motors

The Series Motor

The Shunt Motor

The Compound (Wound) Motor

The Permanent Magnet Motor

Determining Motor Horsepower

HP Formula for EV’s

  1. The Coefficient of Friction
  2. Vehicle Weight
  3. The Constant ‘k’
  4. Vehicle Speed
  5. Divide by Horsepower
  6. Hill Climbing

Motor Voltage and Current Ratings

Motor RPM

Other Motor Factors

  1. Cooling Needs
  2. Motor Weight
  3. Motor Mate-up
  4. Mountings
  5. Bearings
  6. Electrical Connections

Gearbox

            Functions

            Inside the Gearbox

            Gear Ratios

            Hillclimbing Again

            Finding Gear Ratios

            Fixed-Gear vs. Gearbox’ed EV

  1. Simple Single-wheel Drives
  2. Jack-shaft, Single-wheel Drive
  3. Shaft Torque

Transaxle

 

  1. Electrical Power

Batteries

            Ratings

                        a.. Capacity

                        b.  Rate of Discharge

                        c.  Deep-Cycle

                        d.  Voltage

            Battery Pack

            Other Battery Parameters

  1. Case Type
  2. Case Size
  3. Weight
  4. Terminals
  5. Connectors

Maintenance

  1. Battery Water
  2. Hydrometer Readings
  3. Maintenance Schedule

The Battery Compartment

Control

Basic Control Requirements

  1. Breakaway Current
  2. Speed
  3. Motor Reversing
  4. Over current

Control Techniques

  1. On-or-Off
  2. Resistance Control
  3. Resistance Control of Armature Current
  4. Resistance Control of Field Winding
  5. Resistance Control of the Armature and Field Windings
  6. Voltage Tap Control
  7. Chopper Control

Evaluating Control Techniques

Practical Control Circuits

  1. Simple On-or-Off Speed Control
  2. A Slide-Switch Armature Current, Resistive Speed Control
  3. A Solenoid-Switched, Armature Current, Resistive Speed Control --- Type I
  4. A Solenoid – Switched, Armature Current, Resistive Speed Control --- Type II
  5. A Field Current, Resistive Speed Control
  6. A Voltage Tap Control - - Type I
  7. A Voltage Tap Control - - Type II
  8. A Series Motor Reversing Circuit
  9. A Shunt Motor Reversing Control
  10. A Compound – Wound Motor Reversing Control

Special Circuits

  1. A Series Motor Overspeed Circuit
  2. A Compound Motor Overspeed Circuit
  3. A Dynamic Braking Circuit
  4. Regenerative Braking

Monitor

Indicators

Gauges

Ammeter

Voltmeter

Speedometer

Odometer

Tachometer

Temperature Gauge

Instrumentation Power

Equipment

            Horn

            Wipers

            Mirrors

            Spare Tire

            Turn Signals

            Headlights

            Reflectors

            Vent Fan

            Heater Fan

            Interior Light

            Battery Compartment Light

Charging

            Charging Requirements

            Charging Sources

  1. Utility Charging
  2. Automobile Power
  3. Standby Generator Power
  4. Alternative Charging

Charging Station

An EV Charger

  1. FRAME WORKS

Steering

            Single - Wheel Steering

            Twin – Wheel Steering

            Suspension

                        Leaf Springs

Coil Springs

Coil or Leaf Springs

Shock Absorbers

Brakes

            Drum Brakes   

            Disc – Type Brakes

            Resistive Brakes

            Dynamic and Regenerative Braking

            Applying Brakes

            An EV Braking System

            Operator Linkage

Wheel and Tires

            Traction

            Wheel Ratings

            Wheel Support

            Practical Wheel Assemblies

Frame

Skin

           

  1. VEHICLES

 

Earthmind’s  UTLEV

 

A Planned  PASEV

 

A Planned  UTLEV

 

CUBBYHOLE

 

A. California Vehicle Codes Applicable To Electric Vehicles

B. Finding Resistance and Wattage Values for Rheostats

C. Solutions to Problems

D. More Solutions to Problems

E. Battery Combinations for Voltage Taps

F. Resistive Coils for Armature Current Control

G. Safety

 

  1. THE HYBRID EV

 

The IC-Engine Card

 

The Pure EV

 

The Hybrid (DARE EQUIPPED) EV

Power Capacity

Operation

Efficiency

Lifespan

Control

 

The Hybrid EV and the Environment

 

Hybrid Economics

 

Building the EV

Conversion

Scratch-built EVs

Road Test

Paperback  214 pages  ISBN: 0-915238-17-9

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