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, April 18, 2012
I did manage to crawl under the car and plan the route for the heater wiring. It can't run near any low voltage or signalling wires as it will radiate a bit of noise and I was concerned that there wasn't a suitable path for it - there is! I also pulled the heater apart again and added some extra mica sheet insulation around the inside of the box to protect the high voltage wiring from arcing to ground. I'm getting a bit paranoid about DC arcing - fuses or not.