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:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lower Batteries Re-Installed

I have started re-asembling the electical system in the car. The lower three battery packs have been secured and the charger cables attached. I used two 300kg camlock straps per battery pack for these three. It's going to be a real pain tightening them later on. Even so I decided not to have the buckles under the car. As mentioned earlier in the blog, these three have waterproof tape around the joins as they are more exposed than any of the other packs in the car. (Note that packs #10 and #12 have their numbers transposed here - this has been corrected.)
The grey wires over the top of the packs are for the battery monitoring system.
After tidying up the wiring, the controller tray was installed.
Shortly after taking this picture I realised I had trapped the motor temperature monitor wire under the tray (the black wire at the rear right). I loosened the rear bolts and freed it - fortunately it wasn't damaged.

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