Friday, December 3, 2010


One of our many projects in class.... an electric go cart on steroids.

Six 12v batteries in a series/parallel arrangement feeding a 48v six horse DC electric motor.

The last test run it must have been quietly scooting along well in excess of 30mph, but it also blew a battery terminal to pieces.

We might have to rethink the connections and current flow patterns.

1 comment:

Hat Trick said...

Wow. Was there a flaw in the post?

Here's a site you might be interested in showing to your students that are working on this project.

They're friends of mine that built a car to try to win the Automotive X Prize.