This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Friday, May 28, 2010

Serial Interface for Controller

I finally managed to get a serial interface for the Lenze controller(s) at a good price off eBay. Mine is a bit more scrappy than this one but it works.

Using the free version of the PC application supplied by Lenze (Global Drive Control), I can now fiddle with the 900 or so parameters in the controller more easily than using the keypad. Admittedly I'll probably only use it a half a dozen times but that's why is was good to get cheap.

It will also be useful to try different setups after configuring them in the comfort of the lounge room rather than leaning over the dashboard in the car.

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