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, January 28, 2013

Heater works and Ready for Final Inspection

I installed the heater vent control and heater variable control and the moment of truth was upon me. The PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) control worked flawlessly - even better than I expected. The PWM system gets power from the blower 12V so the heater cannot operate unless the blower is going. I also have a microswitch on the vent flap so if it's nearly closed the heater cannot operate.

Sliding the control up about halfway shows about 2 Amps being drawn - about 1200 Watts. Moving the control further to the left (hotter) show the current going up to 5 Amps for a second then dropping back to 2.5 Amps. That's the self limiting ceramic heater core doing its thing. A great success.
The dashboard controls are also labelled.

We were on holiday last week and the family knew I had a list of things to do before being ready for final inspection - with times allocated to each entry (10 hours in all). It's been entertaining gradually crossing off each item until we came down to zero hours.

I reckon the Vogue is ready for final inspection by the engineer.


Matt said...


Johny said...

Thanks Matt.