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:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Battery Balancing and Steering column cowl

It's been a bit of a slow week with one battery pack opened up for individual cell balancing and others with a 0.01 C controversial balancing charge.
Pack opened for examination and individual cell charging.

I have also been experimenting with finishes for the steering wheel centre and steering cowl. I tried a leather dye but it would not soak in, then vinyl paint which peeled off in a very strange way. I have fallen back to prime and paint.
 The top of the cowl.

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