Day 36 – Final heating system

Finals are approaching and there are still nearly a dozen project-based assignments due… We managed to find some time to finish the heating system, give it a few more weeks and we’ll get back to daily updates!

Here’s a picture of one of the battery chargers we bought off eBay. Hopefully good for our purposes! 36V at about 25amps (125/250ah). Their really small which is nice, hopefully they perform once we get batteries!

The super slim EZGO 36V Golf cart charger

The super slim EZGO 36V Golf cart charger

First test:

First test run of the system - filling with water

First test run of the system - filling with water

Pump after clearing system of water (hence the water on Ian's shop coat)

Pump after clearing system of water (hence the water on Ian's shop coat)

Added foam to reduce shock and vibration from the car

Added foam to reduce shock and vibration from the car

System mounted

System mounted

Filled with anti-freeze. If anyone asks, its our kool-aid boiler.

Filled with anti-freeze. If anyone asks, its our kool-aid boiler.

All mounted and ready to go!

All mounted and ready to go!

So for a $20 pump, a $5 kettle, and about $25 worth of ABS pipe fittings… We have a fully functional car heater! Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Kits like these sell for $400 online from EV suppliers!

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~ by James on April 13, 2009.

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