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:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Controller Tray Rivnuts Installed

I replaced all twelve of the M4 nuts and bolts on the controller tray with M4 Rivnuts last night. It meant drilling out the 4mm holes to a fraction over 6mm. The last two were a pain as I managed to chip the leading edge of my 6mm cobolt drill bit. Anyway, now the two charger stacks and the Fuse/Contactor box on the tray can be removed easily. I have added the daughter board to 8 of the chargers so only four to go. The low current setting varies from 230 to 350mA across the chargers I have modified so far (I want 180mA) so I hope my new shunt wire arrives soon.

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