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: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I weakened. Much as I like to use as much recycled stuff in the Vogue as possible (provided it's reliable and safe), the 40 Amp RCD and 20 Amp Circuit breaker just take up too much room in the Mains box. I have ordered a 16 Amp combination RCD / MCB from eBay. Similar to this 10 Amp version. It'll give me a lot more room to play with.
I hope it arrives for the weekend.