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Rudolph Aspeling

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DC Motors in SA
« on: July 17, 2013, 02:26:55 PM »
Hi Guys

I am new here "So HI" , it doesn't seem that there is a lot going on in the forum but I am hoping you guys can help. Is there any DC motor retailers in South Africa ? as I would actually like to do a conversion nut I need the motor to handle a 144V setup.

Barry Badenhorst

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Re: DC Motors in SA
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 08:13:54 PM »
Hi Rudolph,
There are unfortunately no retailers, that we are aware of, for EV DC motors in South Africa. Electric motor suppliers and manufacturers in South Africa cater for the industrial sector only. A proper EV DC motor, 144V or more, 6000 rpm, 20kW to 25kW, should be used for a decent EV conversion. You could perhaps consider these guys:
http://kostov-motors.com/tractionmotors/kostovevmotors(ac-dc)/seriesdcmotorsforelectricvehicles/
Their K9 motor is a good choice.
We are using an American "Advance DC Motors", 156V, 25kW, motor currently for a Renault Senic conversion.
We will publish information regarding this EV conversion as well as information to build a PWM electronic motor controller, on the website, soon.
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to assist.
Best regards,
Barry.

Paul Drake

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Re: DC Motors in SA
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »
http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/ac-34-w-1238-5601-clone-en-2.html

Has anyone tried these guys in the States?
They supply a complete kit and the controller provides for regenerative braking.