The boys at Zero EV get wired. No, not that type of wired…
We’ve made good progress this month and it won’t be long until we can flick the switches and get testing. But before we do, we had to get totally wired…
The main thing to sort is the low voltage system, this deals with all the 12v power and relays for everything. We opted for a plastic board and chock blocks for this, it’s not pretty but it is effective. It’s the quickest and best way of testing because we can easily swap wires around. In a few months, when everything is finalised, we will solder it all in place and mount the fuses and relays on something a bit more aesthetically pleasing and long-term.
While the low voltage system requires more work, we have actually finished the high voltage junction box, which is good news as that’s another thing to tick off the to-do list.
We’ve also managed to fit a pair of radiators up front, even though we are running an electric motor and not a typical combustion engine doesn’t mean things don’t get hot, so these two units should provide enough cooling power to keep everything at peak temperature.
What else? Well, we decided to buy a set of 19s so we could test fit the PB suspension and get it all set up, we had to go for 19s simply to clear the whopping great 380mm rear brake discs. The wheels have some serious poke but they’ll do a job while we get everything buttoned up.
Right, we’ve gotta go, as you can see we’ve got a lot to do…
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