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AC vs DC revisited

Posted on:
Monday, December 1st, 2008
Author:
Ken

So I’ve been rethinking the whole AC vs. DC system question and I am moving towards a DC conversion now. Here’s my reasoning: though AC is more efficient and has regenerative braking, it costs about 3-5k more. The extra efficiency comes out to about 5-10%, which, assuming an average DC conversion with a range of [...]

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AC vs. DC notes from Metric Mind Engineering

Posted on:
Friday, August 29th, 2008
Author:
Ken

I spoke to Victor at Metric Mind Engineering, they offer high end AC systems for EV conversions. Given that most EV hobbyists use DC systems. I am trying to convince myself that an AC system is what I will use. The benefits of DC are: system costs ~3k less than AC systems many hobbyists choose [...]

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