[DML] Re: Second Major Milestone in the Electric DeLorean
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[DML] Re: Second Major Milestone in the Electric DeLorean

That's why a "diesel" railroad locomotive is really a diesel-electric
machine. The axles are turned by giant electric motors. The only
purpose of the diesel engine is to turn a generator (the locomotive
basically carries its own electric power plant).

Internal combustion engines will never match the torque output of
electric motors.

Keep experimenting. Even though you may well be the only owner to
benefit, I think experimentation is part of the fun of DeLorean ownership.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, doctorDHD@... wrote:
> As you probably know, horse power ratings for electric motors are
> than gasoline engines.
> Hereâ??s an explanation from Austinev.org:
> â??Electric cars are driven by large electric motors usually rated
between  3.5 
> and 28 horsepower. For those accustomed to gas engines, this may not
> like much power, but the rating systems used for gas engines and
> motors are so different that the numbering system is almost
meaningless. Gas  
> engines are rated at their peak hp, electric motors are rated at
their  continuous 
> hp. The peak hp of an electric motor is usually 8 to 10 times its 
> rating.â??
> That being said... here are some specs: 9.25â??  diameter, series
wound DC 
> motor, Weight, approx. 156 pounds, 32.3 HP (72 Volts,  335 Amps)*,
70 Ft. pounds 
> torque*, 5,500 RPM's
> Now I will be able to put a maximum of 170 Volts  at 1000 Amps into
the motor 
> for short periods of time, so the peak HP and  Torques should be a
lot higher.
> The 11 inch motor is a lot heavier, bigger and  more costly...
however maybe 
> next time....
> Thank  you,
> Dave Delman
> 1981 Electric DeLorean  Project
> electricdelorean.com

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