Monday, September 24, 2018

Refresh EV grin

Step 38: refresh EV grin. Closing out my 5th year of driving I decided to upgrade my motor controller to a Zilla. At 1000A this will double my HP (but not affect my top speed).

The Zilla is a high-side switch so I had to run a new power cable from the controller in the trunk up to the motor. While I was under there I inspected my brushes. They look brand new.

I spray painted the power cable orange like the others. The Zilla is liquid cooled. I'm using a PVC pipe for a reservoir, a 12V pump, and a radiator for a power steering cooler located under the trunk.

I also added a little wall to mount the reservoir and to protect my rig from groceries.